It took Drake mere 10 years to achieve the status of an icon in the world of rap. Some people are just too damn lucky, especially if they have a mother like Drake’s. While his hits are definitely soaring today, it seems that back in 2006, the Canadian rapper was under quite a lot of debt that he needed to pay back. A photo that Drake recently shared on his Instagram account (@champagnepapi) reveals that Drizzy’s mom was the one funding his “music and wardrobe” at that time. Courtesy of his mom, he is now famous enough to receive exclusive kicks like the Air Jordan 12 OVO “White.”
It turns out that Drake had actually written a letter to his mother back in 2006 in order to thank her for her support back when he had just taken the first steps to make it to where he is today. Looking at the photo of the letter that Drake posted, it seems that he is apologizing to his mother for canceling “the WireImage subscription” due to an unexpected rise in his “eBay charges.” As humorous as the letter seems to be, such as Drake referring to his mom as his business partner, it is also equally inspiring. No wonder, his post contains the hashtag “Nothing Without My Mom.”
Had it not been for his mother’s support, Drake surely would perhaps not have been able to lace up in his Air Jordan 12 OVO “White” pair back in 2013 or any other PEs that he has received from Jordan Brand. Despite remaining a Player Exclusive for almost the next two years, it was revealed in February of this year that this nearly all-White sneaker would be among 2016’s Air Jordan releases. Despite the absence of colors, this Air Jordan 12 rendition does sport Metallic Gold accents that add a luxurious touch to it.
Initially, it was being rumored that this sneaker would end up hitting the shelves on July 30th. However, further rumors suggest that the date is potentially subject to change and even a price of this sneaker has not yet been determined. Therefore, sneakerheads will just have to wait out the next week or so to find out whether or not this Air Jordan 12 OVO “White” will arrive at retailers on July 30th.
Air Jordan 12 OVO “White”
Release Date : July 30th,2016