Flexing courtside is, in a way, Drake’s sport of choice, of which he is MVP and also probably his own biggest competitor. When the 6ix God rolled into the Scotiabank Arena on Friday to see his beloved hometown Toronto Raptors play his also-beloved adoptive-city team, the Los Angeles Lakers, he arrived game-ready wearing a one-of-one, 127.5-carat diamond necklace from Homer, the independent luxury company founded by elusive chanteur Frank Ocean.
Drake, whom Homer confirms as the buyer of the piece, purchased the “sphere legs high jewelry necklace” at its eye-watering sticker price of $1,898,000. At the game, he paired it with a matching 41.23-carat bracelet, worth $271,500. (Worry not—the Homer e-store listings kindly offer free express shipping.)
The necklace, made of 18-karat white gold pavé-linked orbs, features an absolutely bonkers 9,226 diamonds: all lab-grown (as is Homer’s M.O.), VVS clarity. The piece has only been worn once in public at the 2021 Met Gala by Ocean himself—though it was more or less overshadowed by his other statement accessory, a neon green robot baby doll named Cody—and has been on display at the Homer store on Bowery in Manhattan ever since.
This may even be Drake’s most expensive chain to date, eclipsing his OVO owl pendant, which was crafted by the proverbial celeb jeweler Ben Baller using 40 carats of ice-blue, canary-yellow, and white VVS diamonds…and over a kilo of gold. Then again, Champagne Papi bet over $1.26 million on the Super Bowl just a few weeks ago—and won.
Also a few weeks ago, Drake posted a selfie to his Instagram story sporting another diamond-wrapped Ben Baller chain made in the likeness of Tyler, the Creator’s IGOR persona, bowlcut and all. Not to read into the tea leaves too much but between Tyler and Frank, is Drake telling us he’s ready to hop back on the OFWGKTA train? Stranger things have happened.