People are cutting up online over Drake seemingly being a little too excited while bringing in the new year with Cuba Gooding Jr.
Cuba Gooding Jr. Was Cheek To Cheek With ‘Dominican Badness Sr.’ Down In St. Barts
The duo was partying it up in St. Barts (aka Saint Barthélemy) over the weekend, and Drake commemorated the occasion by uploading a series of photos to his Instagram Story.
One image showed Drake and Cuba posing cheek to cheek and seemingly having an all-around great time. Humorously, Drake played on Cuba’s name in the caption by writing, “Cuba Gooding Jr. and Dominican Badness Sr.”
As for Cuba, he uploaded a screenshot of the picture to his page and wrote, “Boyz n da boat!”
Twitter Goes In On Drake: ‘Showing His Gums For Cuba Is Crazy’
As is often the case with Drake’s social media antics, people found his upload to be humorously memeable. One user sparked a ton of conversation by reuploading the image and remarking, “two menaces of this level linking up is crazy.”
two menaces of this level linking up is crazy pic.twitter.com/iz76GuP84m
— alien superstar (@poetnextdoor) January 2, 2023
Drake’s new nickname for himself sparked some mixed reactions.
What the fuck did he call himself https://t.co/PVdu11LXlv
— 777. (@jaerenee_) January 2, 2023
Drake took a picture w Cuba Gooding Jr. & referred to himself in the caption as “Dominican Badness Sr.” I will always love his music but my lust for him has rapidly declined the last few months
— STE🦊~ Steph Ox (@PhoxyOxy) January 2, 2023
omg i finally get it like cuba and dominica are both latin countries and gooding and badness are like good and bad, drake kinda ate this https://t.co/TSITgXTkN0
— dollita (@chrrrysoda) January 2, 2023
Drake posting a selfie with Cuba Gooding Jr and calling himself ‘Dominican Badness Sr’ is top 5
— Lip Gallagher (@FINAZZ0) January 2, 2023
Others shared they “didn’t know Cuba was walking free” while imploring women to “stay safe”, which was an apparent reference to Cuba pleading guilty to forcible touching last year.
Drake is a groupie for everyone. I didn’t know Cuba Gooding Jr. was walking free. https://t.co/pKkWoOOOV2
— jah (@PopThatCultr) January 2, 2023
Drake and Cuba Gooding Jr???? Be safe, ladies.
— 🦅 /✌️ (@KenHeLive) January 2, 2023
People also couldn’t get past the fact that Drake was beaming so hard that his gums were on full display.
Drake showing his gums for Cuba is crazy https://t.co/3ywReLDO1X
— 12Years A Side Nigga (@keemiemillz) January 2, 2023
drake has disney girl gums https://t.co/mbzqHdKidZ
— luzi (@lilluzivert69) January 3, 2023
The fact that their faces were touching didn’t go unnoticed.
Under no circumstance should you be skin to skin like this with another man☠️☠️☠️☠️☠️
— 777. (@jaerenee_) January 2, 2023
Drake & Cuba Gooding JR cheek to cheek to take a pic was insane
— JP (@juslaxed_) January 3, 2023
Someone went as far as to provide an alt text for the image to exemplify its absurdity.
Pic: Cuba Gooding Jr. and Drake, who unfortunately calls himself Dominican Badness Sr. on his caption. The two men are beaming, cheek to cheek. Cuba smirks. Drake’s eyes are nearly closed due to his 15-tooth grin. He’s holding up 3 fingers and wearing chains of many diamonds. https://t.co/VjJev36jZY
— neurodelicious, Black 🌟🌈🍯 (@GummiPies) January 3, 2023
Another user shared a theory she had about how the interaction may have gone.
We know how this went. Cuba drank too much, told too much, talked too close to Drake's face. Drake gave him one of the accessories he was wearing, then put his hand to his heart and vowed to always be there for Cuba.
Drake will drop a track called "Cuba on the Yacht" in April. https://t.co/t8z7xTna7T
— Sassington, M.D. (@MissSassbox) January 2, 2023
Ultimately, it was agreed that the meet-up was unexpected, and some speculated it may be a sign (or omen) of what 2023 has in store.
Drake and Cuba Gooding Jr. touching cheeks was not on my Bingo list for 2023… pic.twitter.com/uXC4IQesdx
— Aye (@_THVTGUy) January 3, 2023
drake and cuba gooding linking up is foreshadowing for how this year is gonna go
— Deuce 🖤 (@ddeeuce) January 3, 2023
What do you think about the photo of Drake and Cuba Gooding Jr.? Also, do you think “Dominican Badness Sr.” will stick as a new nickname for the rapper?