“So Far Gone”: Has Drake surpassed Michael Jackson at his height?
Ever since Drake dropped his third mixtape So Far Gone back in 2009, he’s been on everyone’s lips. He’s one of the hottest creators out there right now. People are always looking for how he will change the game again with brand new music. Now, however, folks are wondering if Drake has reached the heights of Michael Jackson at his own peak back in the day.
So has Drake, from So Far Gone, to the present day, really reached the heights of the legendary King of Pop? Let’s take a look about how Twitter’s feeling about this.
There will never be a star bigger than Michael Jackson. You can talk about how absurd Drake's streaming numbers are to try to refute this but that's exactly the reason why. The music star market is saturated now. Stars are too accessible now. The mystique is gone.
— America Is Musty (@DragonflyJonez) September 21, 2021
People are offended at the implication
Has Drake lost his mystique?
Michael Jackson stood for 3 straight minutes of cheering at the Super Bowl and Drake got booed off stage cause the crowd wanted Frank Ocean. MJ is so far above everyone https://t.co/J9MCMYdoO8
— Billy McCormick (@_McCormick_1003) September 21, 2021
Maybe we should be using a different star here.
And y’all try to put Beyoncé and Drake over MICHAEL JACKSON?! That man stood still at his concert and people fainted bro. There are levels to this. https://t.co/oPaOrnuBFx
— Krys✨ (@X_KrysJ) September 20, 2021
It really was a wild time to be alive at MJ’s height, huh?
These Michael Jackson & Drake comparisons need to END.
Disrespectful to MJ
— This Is Hip Hop (@ThisIsHipHop2) September 20, 2021
No one is saying Drake
Seriously though, it’s not even a contest from what we’re finding. Like it’s so far gone in Michael Jackson’s favor that it’s not even funny.
The streaming era we are living in got Billboard thinking that Drake is as big as Michael Jackson when Drake doesn’t even have the pure album sales and global impact to match them. Charts peaks are not everything. https://t.co/2yvIXV8aoB
— 𝐵𝑒𝒸𝒸𝒶 (@MJFINESSELOVER) September 19, 2021
Streaming isn’t everything.
Shade room asked is Drake in 2021 bigger than Michael Jackson at his peak…. MICHAEL JACKSON?!?! Thee MICHAEL JOSEPH JACKSON!!?! Thriller Mike? The guy w the penny loafers?? Billie Jean baby father?! The dude who took care of Annie?!? Cheemon?!? Y’all gon stop playing with me.
— Julito McCullum (@IamJulito) September 20, 2021
Where’s Ashton Kutcher?
Everyone feels like they’re getting pranked.
I just saw a video of Drake walking around a club.. Michael Jackson could not go chill in a club https://t.co/0e8KcDnW6B
— we some indianimals (@DJZeeti) September 21, 2021
The chillest chill
No chill at all.
Michael Jackson is probably the most famous non religious figure in history.
No one in real life thinks Drake is bigger than Michael Jackson. https://t.co/zdbatvSkmG
— Carrington Harrison (@cdotharrison) September 21, 2021
Seriously, we looked.
There is no one on Team Drake here.
Drake ain't even half as big as Eminem was at his peak let alone the biggest artist ever Michael Jackson. https://t.co/rZlkeYcN8w
— Shady Times (@ShadyTimes) September 20, 2021
This feels like a burn
✨Drake called Michael Jackson “the greatest entertainer of all time & the reason why I writes pop songs" pic.twitter.com/YUoGqnpc03
— OMAR ARNOLD ♛ |✊🏻✊🏿| ♛ (@Omar_777_) September 21, 2021
There you have it!
And, of course, the words from Drake himself.
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