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Amidst some truly high-grade celebrity drama — I mean really, what more could you people want? — there remains a symbol of peace. Over the weekend, a very famous rapper accidentally lived out an episode of the greatest sitcom of all time.
In 2009, an episode of 30 Rock details a plot in which Tracy Jordan's gargantuan fortune and overexposure manifests itself in a pair of highly impractical gold shoes. And while others were Snapchatting recordings of months-old phone conversations and issuing statements via Instagram screenshots of the Notepad app, Drake was busy admiring a pair of the very same sneakers.
"Solid Gold OVO 10’s," he captioned a photo, and if you weren’t already convinced they’re actually solid gold, he helpfully hashtagged, "#TheseWeigh100Pounds."
Still not convinced that solid gold sneakers exist in the world? Drake captioned a different photo of the shoes with, "#24K" and "#TheseAreNotToWear." That 24K, by the way, refers to the 24-carat gold, not the price of the sneaker, which Footwear News estimates to be worth more than $1.9 million.
But seven years ago, shoes so heavy they make walking impossible were simply a way to satirize Tracy Jordan’s money mismanagement. How times have changed!
When Drake inevitably gets stuck onstage accepting the CFDA Award for Least Practical Shoe, don’t help him. He’s too proud.