Bob Barker, Alex Trebek, Drew Carey…. Drake?
Could the “6 God” be the next big game-show host? According to TMZ, the Canadian rapper filed documents with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office last month in an attempt to register the phrase “God’s Plan” for “entertainment services, namely, production and distribution of a game show.”
As a song, “God’s Plan” spent an impressive 11 weeks atop the Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart, and its accompanying video has over 760 million views on YouTube. Drake is now hoping to replicate that success in other areas, which includes clothing and the aforementioned TV show.
The format of the potential game show is not yet known nor is it clear if Drizzy himself would host. As reported by the Calgary Herald, the legal papers merely state it will be “broadcast on TV and the internet.”
In the music video, Drake walks around Miami handing out free money to strangers, leading to many emotional reactions. These random acts of kindness might serve as inspiration for the game show, especially as the “I’m Upset” singer also registered the name for a charity fundraising “entertainment event.”
On Thursday’s edition of “The Late Show”, Stephen Colbert was also wondering what exactly a “God’s Plan” game show would entail, and decided to provide a demonstration.
Colbert’s imagining of the show involved a square of ‘money tiles’, where the object was to avoid landing on satan. “Burn in the lake of fire!!” an animated devil shouted.
The late night host also questioned how the Almighty himself feels about Drake trying to copyright the phrase “God’s Plan”, if the pair have beef, and whether God actually has a plan.
Drake recently released the video for his latest #1 single “In My Feelings”, taken from his record-breaking album Scorpion, which remains #1 on the Billboard 200 for a fifth straight week. Upon its release, Scorpion shattered the record for most first-week streams, and at one point had seven of its tracks in the Billboard Top 10.
The news of Drake’s potential TV project comes just days after Fox ordered a game show co-created by Justin Timberlake. “Spin The Wheel” will see contestants fighting it out for a $20-million prize by strategically placing wedges on a spinning 40-foot wheel.