Rapper Drake visited Drake University after his Des Moines, Iowa, tour stop — four months after college invited him for a campus tour

By Jeff Nelson
October 05, 2016 11:00 AM

Started from the bottom, now he’s in Iowa!

Tuesday night, rapper Drake paid a visit to Drake University on the Des Moines stop of his Summer Sixteen Tour with Future. Per a photo he posted on Instagram, the music star posed in front of the school’s sign in front of University Avenue on the southeast side of campus.

The late-night drop-by came after the VMA winner’s show at Wells Fargo Arena, where he rocked Drake University apparel — including a letterman jacket and No. 25 jersey — while he performed his hits, as well as tracks off his latest album, Views.

Shortly after the “One Dance” star announced his Iowa tour date in May, the private Division I school released a pun-filled press release inviting him to visit campus. The Toronto native declined the offer — but shared his love for the college that shares his name on social media, simply captioning a photo of himself in a DU jacket: “ALUMNI.”

According to the university’s Kappa Kappa Gamma chapter, the rapper also a paid a visit to their house on Greek Street late in the night. The sorority posted a screenshot on Instagram, taken from Drake’s Snapchat account, on which he shared a shot of himself on their doorstep. “@champagnepapi sorry we missed you last night!!! We have breakfast if you want to come on back … #drakecametodrake #butwewereasleep.”

Drake University students have rallied to “#BringDrakeToDrake” since he rose to fame; they only amped up their efforts when he announced the Midwest tour date. According to the college’s newspaper, students on campus — as well as local media outlets — were buzzing in anticipation Tuesday but left disappointed when he didn’t show on campus during the day.

On Monday, Drake hinted that he might stop by campus. When the college uploaded a Photoshopped picture of him on campus to Instagram, he commented, writing: “I’mma pull up on ya.”

DISCLAIMER: The author of this story is a Drake University alumnus.