When Jennifer Lopez was graduating high school, Drake was born. But that sure didn’t seem to stop them from snuggling up on a couch and being prom dates at a themed party this holiday season. And while the Internet may have lost it because of the generational gap between the two, the beauty of artists dating is that their crafts reveal who they are and what they want. After doing some intensive research, it seems like the evidence for #DraLo’s authenticity would definitely hold up in court because minus the adult-sized age gap, Drizzy Drake and Jenny from the Block are a match made in the 6.*
Neither Nuyorican J. Lo nor Canadian Drake are your cookie cutter Americans, and they rep their differences almost every chance they get. The fact that they’re both from their own versions of the 6 is just a bonus.
“On the 6” :: J.Lo *(J.Lo’s 6 is a train in New York)
“Views from the 6” :: Drake *(Drake’s 6 is the beginning of Toronto’s area code)
“I know where I came from (South Side Bronx!)” :: "Jenny From the Block" - J.Lo
“Just glad to see my city on the map” :: "Wu-Tang Forever" - Drake
On Being Real…
One of the most convincing arguments for "DraLo" is each of their preoccupations about how real they are and checking those who aren’t.
“I’m real, what you get is what you see” :: "I’m Real" - J. Lo
“My only wish is I die real” :: "Take Care" - Drake
“Don’t forget to stay real, for me it’s like breathing” :: "Jenny From The Block" - J.Lo
“I got fake people showing fake love to me” :: "Fake Love" - Drake
Okay fine, these aren’t song lyrics, but both J.Lo and Drake were actors before they hit it big in the music industry. Lopez played Selena Quintanilla in Selena, and Drake played Jimmy Brooks on Degrassi.
Jennifer Lopez has released songs and albums in Spanish due to her Puerto Rican heritage, but some might be surprised to learn that Mr. Do Right And Kill Everything recorded a song with bachata singer Romeo Santos called Odio. Fun Fact: He references Romeo again in another song. He likes Latinas.
“Odio ese hombre porque está a tu lado” (I hate that man because he’s by your side)
“Spanish girls love me like I’m Aventura” :: "The Motto," 2011
J. Lo has money so she doesn’t expect her men to spoil her, which is good because Drake only seems to spoil his women so he can talk about how he spoils them… Not cool, Aubrey.
“Even if you were broke, my love don’t cost a thing” :: "My Love Don’t Cost a Thing" - J. Lo
“I keep buying s---, just make sure you keep track of it all” :: "Energy" - Drake
“Getting money on your own” :: "Girls" - J. Lo
“Making monsters out of the women I sponsor” :: "Marvin’s Room" - Drake
On Men and Women…
J. Lo loves men. Drake loves women. Need I say more?
“I put it down for a brother like you” :: "I Luh Ya Papi" - J.Lo
“I better find your love and I better find your heart" :: "Find Your Love" - Drake
“I’ll be running home right back to you” :: "Everybody’s Girl" - J.Lo
“I still got it for ya” :: "Still Got It" - Drake
“Would you mind if I took the time to get to know you” :: "Loving You" - J.Lo
Before Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez was the natural booty queen, and Drake sings about derrieres more than your average thirty-year old.
“What you got a big booty” :: "Booty" - J.Lo
“Stomach on flat flat, a-- on what’s that” :: "For Free" - Drake
“Pick your booty up and drop it on the floor” :: "On the Floor" - J.Lo
“Girl you look good why don’t you back that a-- up” :: "Practice" - Drake
So, there you have it. They’re basically the same person. So many important issues, so many similar opinions. J. Lo’s last boyfriend is 29, so he was younger anyways. In the words of Drake himself, “F you and your time difference.” #YOLO
Olivia Granaiola is a first-year Telecommunication major with a passion for entertainment and sports. In addition to being a reporter for PopMedia TV, she is a writer for HerCampus, a WUFT Sports in 60 reporter, and an NPR anchor on WUFT-FM 89.1.