Sports fans are known to be superstitious, but a Milwaukee radio station is taking things to the extreme as the Milwaukee Bucks face off with the Toronto Raptors in this year’s NBA playoffs.
As reported by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the city’s Kiss FM is taking a “break from Drake,” and won’t be playing any of the Toronto-born rapper’s music throughout the duration of the playoffs due to Drake’s support of his hometown team.
The station made the announcement in a video posted to its Facebook page, revealing it was deleting his 2018 hit “In My Feelings from its morning playlist.
The radio station elaborated on its move in a blog post on its website.
“In case you’ve been living in an ice fishing shed in Minocqua, the Milwaukee Bucks are one of four remaining teams in the NBA Playoffs, and will be playing the Toronto Raptors in a 7 game series to go to the NBA FINALS,” reads the post, adding that this is the first time the Bucks have made it to the finals since 1971.
“So why are we taking a ‘Break from Drake’? Well first of all… he’s from Toronto… and has been a VERY vocal sideline spectator,” the post continues.
Referencing the much-ballyhooed “Drake Curse,” the post also lists two reasons why it won’t be doing the same thing with the songs of Drake’s fellow Torontonian Shawn Mendes.
“‘Break from Shawn’ doesn’t have as nice of a ring to it,” is the first reason, followed by, “He’s so damn cute! He’s not standing up talking smack on the sidelines. You don’t hear of a Shawn Mendes curse, do you?”
Fans will find out if Drake heads to Milwaukee to lend his support to the Raptors on Wednesday night when the seven-game series begins.