Drake, the patron saint of sad rap and residential pools, might have gotten ripped off back in 2012 to the tune of $1.6M. At least that's what it would look like if Miami Heat point guard Mario Chalmers received his full current asking price of $4M for the Miami condo he bought from Drake that year for $2.4M. If it's true that all Drake cares about is money and Toronto, the city where he's from—as he professed in DJ Khaled's "I'm On One," the video for which shows him rapping in the two-story unit surrounded by a bunch of dour-looking friends who are probably about to stab him in the back and confirm his suspicions about how phony they are—then he probably wouldn't be too happy about missing out on such a sum.
It would also be a wee bit ironic, given how gleefully the former Degrassi star (full name Aubrey Drake Graham) has related the tale of how he practically "stole" his "Yolo Estate" in Hidden Hills from its former owner at a 70 percent discount when the restaurateur was "at a low moment" (after, in his telling, googling "world's craziest residential pools" back in 2007 when he was still unsigned and falling in love with the place). It's also possible that Drake, who once rapped in "The Motto" about having "wrist bling, got a condo up in Biscayne," could have his bargaining prowess completely vindicated, if the pad is due for a price cut or three.
According to the LA Times, the five-bedroom, 5,475-square-foot residence consist of two combined units at the Marquis Residences, and boasts a chef's kitchen, a den, a game room, floor-to-ceiling glass walls, a wet bar, and a large terrace. The building does have a pool, but unlike Drake's own, it doesn't have a flatscreen-equipped grotto with flame-belching iron torches and an elk statue on top.
· Mario Chalmers lists Drake's former condo for sale at $4 million [LA Times]
· Nine Fascinating Facts About Drake's 'YOLO Estate' [Curbed National]
· All Drake coverage [Curbed National]
· All Miami coverage [Curbed National]