Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes Reacts to Drake Referencing Him on ‘Lemon Pepper Freestyle’

Published 03/07/2021, 4:38 PM EST
Jan 24, 2021; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) yells before the AFC Championship Game against the Buffalo Bills at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports


Patrick Mahomes has had a difficult month. This past February, Mahomes had the chance to enter himself into the GOAT debate by defeating Tom Brady. However, in the Super Bowl, Brady and the Buccaneers usurped defending champions, Kansas City Chiefs in style. And now, Mahomes has found himself at the receiving end of a reference from hip-hop icon, Drake.

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Drake dropped a new song this weekend titled ‘Lemon Pepper Freestyle’. In the track with Rick Ross, Drake dropped lines “Patty Mahomes ‘bout to fall short a couple hunnid/Signed, sealed, delivered…/She witnessed me sign off on some undeniable numbers”. 

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Patrick Mahomes playfully responded on Twitter to ‘Drizzy. He posted a GIF of none other than Drake, from his ‘Popstar’ music video, where Drake has an incredulous look on his face, almost as if he is speechless. Perhaps Mahomes was lost for words on how to respond to the musical mega-star. Or it could be his way of firing some barbs back at the ‘Six God’.

Will Patrick Mahomes bounce back next season?

Mahomes signed a massive $503 million, 10-year extension with the Kansas City Chiefs. It is the largest American sports contract in history to this day. However, he will not be seeing all of that money in his pocket, as a good chunk of the deal consists of performance and incentive-based bonuses.

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NFL Football – Super Bowl LV – Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Kansas City Chiefs – Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida, U.S. – February 7, 2021 Kansas City Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes reacts REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Mahomes had a fantastic season with the Chiefs last year. Heading into the Super Bowl, the Chiefs had only lost two regular-season games. However, their defensive inefficiencies got exposed when Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ran roughshod on them in the Super Bowl. Mahomes had a rough night and wasn’t able to throw for a single touchdown in the game.

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In his four years in the NFL, he has established himself as one of the elite quarterbacks. And after the bitter disappointment he endured in the Super Bowl, he and the Kansas City Chiefs will be hungry for revenge. Can Patrick Mahomes bounce back next season?

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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