Last week, Canadian superstar, Drake announced the sale of merchandise related to the anniversary of the debut of his luxury private jet, Air Drake, which made its way to the air in 2019.
Apparently, based on the price of the items being sold, Drake is looking outside of his fan base to make sales. According to HipHopDX, the “Thank Me Later” recording artist is selling very expensive products on his Drake Related website.
Drake posted to his Instagram account last week promoting the items that were designed by The Elder Statesman.
“First class anywhere you sit ✈️🦉
For the first time ever experience the elevated luxury of Air Drake. @TheElderStatesman crafted an exclusive line of custom hand-spun cashmere socks, eye-masks, loungewear and blankets for your inflight comfort. For a limited time, in commemoration of Air Drake’s anniversary, the collection will be available tomorrow at www.Drakerelated.com”
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Some of the things that can be purchased on the site have caused fans to question why Drake would have such a high price tag on most of the items made available to sell. A hooded Air Drake robe costs $3,515 and it doesn’t include the singing rapper with it. Air Drake Patch socks are going for $415, while a blanket that costs $4,100 can’t cover your whole family, even at that price. There is even an eye mask that only covers your eyes yet it is selling for $995. But, the sweatpants seem reasonable in comparison with the cost being “only” $100.
In 2019, Insider reported that the private jet, a converted Boeing 767 seats 30 passengers and cost $185 million.
Drake purchased the jet from a Canadian company and stated hometown pride as the reason for the purchase.
“Supporting homegrown businesses has always been a top priority of mine, so when an opportunity came up to get involved with a great Canadian company I was honored to do so,” Drizzy said in a statement at the time.
Air Drake was conceived by a company that is based in Canada, CargoJets. It reportedly has a theater/entertainment room, with three fully enclosed master bedrooms, and fully carpeted flooring, and allegedly can fit up to 45 people comfortably.