Drake played Fortnite on Twitch and helped break a streaming record


Rapper Drake joined Twitch streamer Ninja to play Fortnite: Battle Royale with Travis Scott and football player JuJu Smith-Schuster.

We know Drake has had some career changes in his life — from actor to rapper — but we think he’s due for a career change: star Twitch streamer.

On Wednesday night, Drake appeared on a Twitch stream with Tyler Blevins, who goes by “Ninja” on Twitch. The sudden announcement on Twitter surprised many fans, who stayed up late that night to catch the stream.

The two played Fortnite: Battle Royale on the stream for nearly an hour.

According to Polygon, Drake’s appearance helped the stream top 635,000 viewers — setting a new Twitch record for overall viewers on a non-tournament stream. The stream also helped Ninja bring in 50,000 new subscribers to his channel, bringing his total subscribers to 100,000 that night.

Rapper Travis Scott and Pittsburgh Steelers player JuJu Smith-Schuster, who was apparently having one of his best weeks ever, also joined the stream with Drake and Ninja.

“In the same week I met and recruited LeBron to the Steelers and played Fortnite with Drake, Ninja, and Travis Scott,” Smith-Schuster tweeted. “What a time to be alive.”

During the stream (and this might be a make or break for some fans), the controversial pineapple-on-pizza topic came up. Drake seemed to have approved of the fruit-pizza combo. We’re not here to start a war, but if he’s cool with pineapple on pizza, we’re cool.

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Looks like it’s seriously time for Drake to put aside the music business and focus on his Twitch career.