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Drake Confirms Release Date For New Album, ‘Certified Lover Boy’

Photo: Paras Griffin/Getty Images

Photo: Paras Griffin/Getty Images

After cryptically teasing it last week on ESPN’s SportsCenter, Drake confirmed this morning that his long-awaited new album, Certified Lover Boy, is just over the horizon. The rapper posted an image of twelve expectant moms on Instagram along with the all-caps message “CERTIFIED LOVER BOY SEPTEMBER 3.”

And though that street date seemed to release the air from the hype balloon that was building over a possible first-week chart battle between the rapper and Kanye West – who surprise released his long-delayed DONDA album over the weekend – it was still welcome news for the Drake nation. Last week, Drake seemed to hint that CLB was imminent on ESPN’s flagship program SportsCenter, sneaking in an image of a fan holding up a sign reading “CLB September 3” in-between baseball highlights.

In July, Drake announced during his appearance on Fri Yiy Friday (a Sirius XM radio

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Drake Confirms ‘Certified Lover Boy’ Release Date

Following last week’s cryptic commercial during ESPN‘s SportsCenter, Drake has confirmed his long-teased, upcoming album Certified Lover Boy‘s release date.

CERTIFIED LOVER BOY SEPTEMBER 3,” he wrote under an image of several “Pregnant Woman” emojis via Instagram on Monday morning.

The formal announcement arrives days after the Six God interrupted ESPN’s SportsCenter program with a glitchy advertisement mimicking a broadcast hack. In the commercial, a piece of cardboard flashed before the screen fronting a handwritten message: “CLB September 3.”

The official SportsCenter Twitter account spoke out about the takeover, writing, “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.”

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Aaron Rodgers breaks silence on Packers drama, confirms rift with team in off-camera talk with NBC announcer

Although there’s been a lot of speculation about Aaron Rodgers over the past 48 hours, it should be noted that none of that has come from Rodgers himself. With rumors flying around that he wants out of Green Bay, the Packers quarterback had the chance to clear the air on Saturday during an off-camera talk at the Kentucky Derby and all he did was muddle things even more. 

During the derby broadcast, NBC’s Mike Tirico noted that he ran into Rodgers at Churchill Downs and although Rodgers was unwilling to speak on camera, the reigning NFL MVP did talk with Tirico and here’s what the NBC announcer had to say about the conversation. 

“I bumped into one of the VIPs here who just happens to be the biggest news name in sports right now. That’s Aaron Rodgers. He didn’t want to talk on camera,” Tirico said before noting what Rodgers

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