Drake is a stellar 25-year-old Canadian rapper, who enjoys things like wine spritzers and $US6000 socks. T. Boone Pickens is a Texan oil billionaire, like something from a cartoon. Twitter just made their worlds crash.
Drake, in a suitably Drake moment of self-reflection, tweeted that "The first million is the hardest". Helpful for the rest of us — apparently the dude has made some money? Are you impressed? T. Boone "Worth Over a Billion" Pickens sure isn't, replying "The first billion is a helluva lot harder" with a mic-drop retweet.
At this point Drake's laptop screen probably exploded in his face, but he was able to reply with some (deserved) humility: "@boonepickens just stunted on me heavy". Yes he did.
There has never before been a point in history when a young black guy rich off Canadian soap operas and luxury super-rap could exchange words with a quasi-eccentric super-rich octogenarian who loves wind power. Now they can — in public. And that, simply, is awesome. [Thanks Spiros!]
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