THE LA RAMS are favourites to beat the Cincinatti Bengals at Super Bowl LVI – and they’ll have Drake firmly in their corner for the big game.
The Canadian rapper, 35, revealed details of a mega-money wager he’s made in cryptocurrency ahead of Sunday’s showdown at SoFi Stadium.
He shared snaps to his 102m Instagram followers of several bets, all geared towards the Rams ending their 22-year Championship drought.
Drake placed CA$600,000 of bitcoin on the LA Rams to win the Vince Lombardi Trophy, which would net a cool return of CA$906k through crypto sports betting platform Stake.
And he is firmly behind friend Odell Beckham Jr to star on the biggest stage of all, placing a further CA$500k on the Rams wide-receiver amassing more than 63 yards.
That’s not all though, with the final wager another cool CA$500k on Beckham catching a touchdown on Sunday.
If all of Drake’s bets come in, he’s due a total return of around CA$2.8million in crytocurrency.
He captained the Instagram post with the message: “All bets are in on the family.”
And Beckham Jr replied in the comments, stating: “It’s time.”
Drake and Beckham Jr’s friendship goes back years, with the NFL star rooming with the rapper while he made his album ‘Views from the 6’ in 2016.
Speaking in that year, OBJ talked of their bromance and was even pictured warming up for the new season by working out in Drake’s backyard.
He said: “To see his whole story and then to finally be able to meet him, a guy like that whose mindset is very similar to mine.
“Like I said, he wants to be the greatest. He wants to put out the best song every single time. I understand where he’s at.”
The Rams star signed in mid-season from the Cleveland Browns, with Beckham Jr opting to take his NFL salary in the form of bitcoin.
At the time in November 2021, the cryptocurrency was riding high and one coin was estimated to be worth $64,000.
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But after the recent dip in value, OBJ’s salary has reportedly taken a major hit with a analyst Darren Rovell suggesting after tax he will make just $35,703 from his one-year deal.
Since moving to the organization before Christmas, 29-year-old Beckham Jr has amassed 305 yards on 27 catches, with five receiving touchdowns.
The Rams and Bengals do battle for the Vince Lombardi Trophy on Sunday in LA, with kick-off set for 6.30pm ET.