Drake’s jacket takes centre stage at Apple’s annual conference

By Sarah Kelsey

If there’s one person who can trump news from Apple’s mega-conference, WWDC 2015, it would be Drake — which is exactly what happened Monday at the tech giant's annual event. The Degrassi alum made an appearance alongside fellow Canadian The Weeknd to champion Apple Music, the company’s new streaming service.

Drake was particularly chatty about Connect, a service that allows artists to reach their fans directly and through which the rapper will be releasing his new album this fall. The Weeknd also took to the stage to perform his latest single, “Can’t Feel My Face.”

But the biggest news of the day was the 28-year-old’s varsity jacket. The navy cover up came complete with brown leather sleeves and a colourful, retro Apple logo emblazoned on the front. Drake purchased it online before the event.

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“I bought this vintage Apple employee’s jacket using this tool called the Internet,” he told the crowd.

According to Business Insider, the find probably set the star back $825 USD. Because the company stopped using the Rainbow logo in 1998, the outlet believes the jacket was owned by an employee before then.

It’s a busy time for the Raptors ambassador. On top of working for Apple, Drake recently collaborated with Sotheby’s on their latest exhibition, “I Like It, Like This,” a project that celebrates black American artists. As curator, he chose the music patrons listen to while walking through the showcase. Having just wrapped up his world tour, Drake is set to head back to Toronto to headline his annual OVO Festival on August 2 and 3.

Sarah Kelsey is a gal in the know who regularly appears on television and writes for a variety of outlets. Check out her work at sarahkelsey.ca, on Twitter @sarahkelsey, Instagram @sakelsey and Pinterest @sakelsey.

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