Hip hop artist Drake paying homage to Blue Ivy on the cover of his new CD? He says NO! The “Started from the Bottom” rapper unveiled the art last week; created by artist Kadir Nelson, the image portrays Drake against a cloudy blue sky facing a young African-American child. Some fans on Twitter half-jokingly wondered why Beyonce and Jayz Z’s firstborn made an appearance on the cover. “Why is Blue Ivy on Drake’s album cover?” one fan tweeted. “Drake put Blue Ivy Carter on his new album art #notmad,” another wrote.
Well who is the child on the cover, you ask? A younger version of the rapper according to MTV.
“It’s a child version of myself staring at myself now. Sometimes when I try and think back on this journey, it’s so hard to pinpoint allof these moments and it gets foggy,” explains Drake.
The rapper and Blue does share a striking resemblance…see Blue and Beyonce below.
”Even on past albums when I’ve been trying to tell this story, I’ve got there, but maybe not got there all the way and what that album art is to me is, like, this is my most clean, concise thoughts from now, and my best recollection of then. That’s really what that cover’s about,” he added.