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Michael V Drake Trends, But It’s Not What You Think

On Tuesday evening (July 7), Michael V Drake became a hot trend as everyone’s curiosity got the best of them.

Possible next Verzuz battle? No, Michael Jackson isn’t alive. Air Jordan’s return to the NBA for the short 2020 season? No, Drake can’t ball. So, what exactly is trending?

The University of California Board of Regents announced that Michael V Drake was appointed as the 21st president of UC’s world-renowned system. The announcement quickly became a hot trend. Yes, this was a historic announcement. Drake would become the first black leader in a system that is over 152 years old.

Michael V Drake (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Michael V. Drake (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

But, for many, instantly a battle or discussion of Drake versus Michael quickly became click bait. Whether you thought it was Michael Jackson versus Drake, or even Michael “Air” Jordan versus Drizzy, you like everyone else felt for it.

This prompted many hilarious tweets. Some went as far as comparing hit-for-hit between Hip Hop artist Drake and Pop icon Michael Jackson. Check out some of our favorites below.


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