Inside Drake’s new US$185million private jet - ‘Air Drake.’
- Drake has a new private plane, a customised version of a Boeing 767 cargo plane
- The ‘trophies’ star took to Instagram to give fans a look inside and outside the new jet
- The plane’s interior features a bedroom, gold and brown sofas along with gold walls
- The rapper boasted it was entirely his, with “no rental, no timeshare, no co-owners.”
Life must be good for Trophies singer Drake
This weekend he took delivery of his new private jet – a modified Boeing 767 cargo plane – that he’s dubbed ‘Air Drake’.
The rapper took to Instagram to give his fans a tour of the new private plane while boasting that it was 100-per cent his, “no rental, no timeshare, no co-owners”. According to recent estimates, a second-hand Boeing 767 cost around US$185 million (and that’s not counting re-fitting it).
The exterior of the plane features the OVO owl symbol as well as the monicker ‘Air Drake’. OVO stands for Drake’s company – October’s Very Own – and for his record label – OVO Sound.
The 32-year-old rapper took his audience on a private tour of the plane’s interior, showing off brown and gold luxury sofas as well as the plane’s golden walls.
In the clip, Drake thanks CargoJet’s President and CEO Ajay Virmani saying, “that guy made it happen right there, that’s the man”. The unveiling of the plane comes after news broke that Drake had partnered with the Canadian company.”
Speaking about the new partnership, Virmani said he was pleased. “'We are very excited to partner with Drake as our ambassador and assisting him with his logistical needs and requirements.”
'We have had a lengthy relationship with Drake, and this partnership has grown organically between both parties. Cargojet and Drake are both great Canadian successes; we are thrilled to be partnering together.'
But pockets of the internet are not best pleased with the rapper and his new private plane. In recent song ‘Heart of the Moment’ Drake sings about the perils of climate change saying, “And all the cops are still hangin' out at the doughnut shops, Talkin' 'bout how the weather's changing. The ice is meltin' as if the world is ending.”
According to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, aviation is a major concern when it comes to climate change – the industry is one of the largest contributors to the world’s manmade emissions of carbon dioxide.