Rapper Drake Makes Surprise Visit to Drake University, But Only 1 Student Awake to See Him

Students at Iowa's Drake University successfully campaigned to bring the Canadian rapper of the same name to campus, but only one lucky student was awake to witness the summit of Drakes.

Drake stopped by an empty campus around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday on his way out of Des Moines, according to KTLA sister station WHO in Des Moines.

“Now we're in disbelief together that it actually happened,” Drake Student Body President Thalia Anguiano said.

Drake snapped a picture in front of the Drake University sign and posted it to Instagram. Then, he stopped by two sororities, Kappa Kappa Gamma and Kappa Alpha Theta.


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“They missed it and I felt so bad for them,” said Ben Scott, a junior at Drake.

Most everyone inside was asleep and the few who were awake either didn’t hear the doorbell or didn't want to answer at that hour.

"I think I was the only one that actually saw him and spoke to him which was phenomenal. I can't believe it happened," the Drake junior said.

Scott lives across the street at Theta Chi and was still up after seeing Drake in concert at Wells Fargo Arena.

"We just had a really brief conversation, 'Hey, do you think anyone is awake? What’s going on?'" he said.

"I missed him, it was really close," Anguiano said.  "At least I can say Drake was on my campus.”

Other fans will soon be feeling the sorority sisters' pain as well.  They won’t be able to see Drake as planned, according to reports the rapper has canceled three upcoming shows in Toronto, Philadelphia and Newark due to an ankle injury.