According to his Instagram account, the rapper and close friend of Beckham’s has bet nearly $1.26 million in Bitcoin on the Los Angeles Rams and their star receiver in Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
“Man,” Beckham said with a laugh when asked Friday about the wagers, “I’ve got to come through for him.”
On Thursday, Drake posted pictures to his Instagram account of three bets. He made a money-line wager on the Rams to win outright, risking more than $471,000 — when converted from Canadian to U.S. dollars — for a payout of more than $711,000. The other two bets were on Beckham to top 62.5 receiving yards and score at least one touchdown, with Drake risking nearly $393,000 on each for payouts of nearly $711,000 and over $844,000.
If Drake wins all three bets, he would receive a total payout of $2.267 million for a profit of just over $1 million. The caption in his post read, “All bets are in on the family.” Beckham appeared in the video for Drake’s 2020 hit “Laugh Now Cry Later.”
“I’ve got to come through for him,” Beckham repeated, “but ultimately, bro, I just want to be able to hold that trophy up, look your brothers in the eyes like, ‘Man, we did it.’ And just feel that joy. … Honestly, I feel like if I play my game, I catch everything that comes my way, I make the plays, I stay locked in, one play at a time, all of those things are very possible.”