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Drake messages internet troll’s wife on Instagram

“I’m here for u ma"

By Hollie Geraghty

Drake press shot, 2021
Drake. (Photo: Press)

Drake took an inspired approach to dealing with internet criticism earlier this week, by sliding into the DMs of the troll’s wife.

The rapper commented on an Instagram post by NBA coach Chris Matthews (@LethalShooter) on Tuesday (May 3) about Tee Morant and LaVar Ball, the fathers of basketball players Ja Morant, Lonzo Ball and LeMelo Ball.

Drake wrote a joke about supportive fathers, commenting: “I know I’mma be this way even if my son is in a rubix cube competition.”

A social media under the user handle @ceddybo_ybagnm responded: “Ya son prolly play with ghostwriters”. The dig was a reference to accusations that the rapper has used ghostwriters in the past.

Drake replied, writing: “I just followed your girl cause she’s prob miserable and needs some excitement in her life.”

The troll’s wife, Toni, responded to the prank, writing: “Oh hey @champagnepapi, my husband @ceddybo_ybagnm decides to be a troll and now @champagnepapi thinking I need excitement in my life.”

Drake then direct messaged Toni, writing: “I’m here for u ma”.

Later, @ceddybo_ybagnm posted a video of Drake’s message to his wife, writing: “Oh nahhhhhhh fool really DM’d my wife.”

Earlier this week, Drake signed a deal with Universal Music Group that was estimated to be worth as much as £320 million.

A the end of last month, the rapper was granted a three year restraining order against an alleged stalker who threatened to “invade” his home.

A US judge approved the order against the woman, who the Canadian rapper said has been harassing him for a number of years.

Lawyers for Drake, real name Aubrey Graham, argued that 29-year-old Mesha Collins had displayed concerning behaviour which included allegedly sending disturbing emails to the rapper and his family.

In the documents obtained by PA news agency, Collins had threatened to “invade (Drake’s) home again” if he didn’t buy her a “a brand new house and car” for her birthday.

Lawyers also argued that Collins showed behaviour “consistent” with a “prior pattern” of using legal proceedings to access to get access to Drake. In December, Drake beat a $4 billion lawsuit filed against him by Collins, who claimed the artist defamed her by sharing her private information on Instagram.

According to PA, she failed to appear for the hearing on Tuesday (April 19), while Drake was represented by his lawyers, Stanton Lawrence Stein and Ashley Yeargan, virtually.

The restraining order requires Collins to stay at least 100 yards away from the rapper and his family, and is due to expire April 11, 2025.