Just a few months after breaking Apple Music’s First Week Global Streaming Record for his No. 1 single “God’s Plan,” Drake continues to reach new heights. This time, he helped break the record on Twitch for the most-viewed stream by a single player.
Late Wednesday (March 14), Drake let his fans know (via Twitter) that he would be joining pro-gamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins to play Fortnite: Battle Royale.
— Drizzy (@Drake) March 15, 2018
Signing on as TheBoyDuddus, Drizzy linked with Ninja, as fans watched on the live streaming platform. Live views on Ninja’s stream had racked up over 600,000 viewers, crushing the previous record of 388,000 held by Dr. DisRespect, according to CNET. At one point, NFL player JuJu Smith-Schuster and rapper Travis Scott joined in to play.
From tuning in, we learned that Drake has been playing Fortnite for a month or two, and uses it as an escape from working long hours in the studio. “We stay in the studio for so long, sometimes for 15-20 hours. It’s just nice to take a little mental break,” he said.
Also, we got to hear a bit of commentary from Drake and Ninja. When Ninja asks, “Does pineapple belong on pizza?” Drake reveals that he no longer eats meat, but he doesn’t mind pineapple on pizza, saying, “I enjoy pineapple on pizza though, I don’t mind it.”
According to Forbes, Ninja earns more than $350,000 a month from subscriptions alone and is currently the most popular player on Fortnite and Twitch.