On Friday morning, ESPN’s SportsCenter intro, was a very interesting one. In the middle of it, a sign saying “CLB September 3” was shown. This refers to Drake’s upcoming sixth studio album, “Certified Lover Boy.”
The anticipation has since been sky-high on social media, as Drake initially delayed the release of CLB, in January. Drake did go on to put out his “Scary Hours 2” EP, in March, though. That project contained three songs, which were all top three songs in the US, in “What’s Next,” “Wants and Needs” ft. Lil Baby, and “Lemon Pepper Freestyle” ft. Rick Ross. Now, ESPN is subliminally addressing the intro incident, on Twitter.
“We want to apologize for any interruptions viewers might have experienced during SportsCenter this morning. We had some technical difficulties that have since been resolved.”
Fans immediately knew what SC was referring to, with this apology. In the end though, they all enjoyed the promotion that Drake’s CLB album got, and believed that Drake was the one who submitted it to ESPN, and even got it approved. Others felt that he “hacked” the network.
As of now though, that September 3 release date has yet to be fully confirmed. Hopefully, this date is official, as fans have waited eight months for this highly anticipated Drake album.
Check out the CLB SportsCenter intro video, along with ESPN’s statement about it, below.