More than 600,000 people watched the rapped play the game with popular streamer Ninja
Drake is, like, a legitimate gamer. The “Hotline Bling” rapper let his fanbase know via Twitter that he’d be playing the game Fortnite: Battle Royale with Ninja, a popular streamer on the Twitch platform, and the pair ended up breaking a viewing record in the process.
According to Polygon, which had been monitoring the progress on Wednesday night, Drake and Ninja garnered more than 600,000 concurrent views when people tuned in to see if the rapper could light it up. The previous Twitch record for non-tournament rounds was Dr. Disrespect’s 388,000, while Eleague Major: Boston 2018 still holds the all-time Twitch record with 1.1 million views.
Still, Drizzy’s got some solid gaming cred.
“Ninja and Drake’s Fortnite livestream on Twitch attracted 628K concurrent viewers, setting a new milestone in terms of peak concurrent viewers on an individual’s channel,” Kate Jhaveri, Twithc’s SVP of marketing, said of this historic day. “Seeing a top gamer and musician come together on Twitch and unite their large and passionate communities is a cultural moment in terms of building awareness around the appeal of social video and it’s only going to grow from here.”
Fellow rapper Travis Scott and NFL player JuJu Smith-Schuster also joined in the Fortnite squad later on, which probably helped garner more eyes.
Over the course of the skirmish, Drake snacked on pizza while using the John Wick-inspired character skin. Also, for anyone eagerly wanting to solve the mystery of his pizza preferences, it turns out the confirmed vegetarian enjoys pineapple on his slices. Repeat: Drake likes pineapple pizza.
Watch the Twitch stream above.