On the certified 'big brother' bromance between Drake and Damien Hirst

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Drake and Damien Hirst stand in front of one of Hirst's studies of cherry blossoms. (Champagne Papi/ Instagram)
Drake and Damien Hirst stand in front of one of Hirst's studies of cherry blossoms. (Champagne Papi/ Instagram)

On 31 August 2021, rap crooner Drake posted the cover art for his long awaited sixth studio album, Certified Lover Boy

Made by Damien Hirst, the artwork is of a dozen pregnant emojis, across the emoji skin colour-wheel, embracing their expectant bellies. A friend of Drake’s, Hirst is an English conceptual artist and, according to the 2020 Sunday Times Rich List, the United Kingdom’s richest living artist. 

Its title unknown, the Hirst-made cover for Certified Lover Boy blends two existing works by Hirst: The Virgin Mother and Spot Paintings.

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