Drake fans flocked to music stores all over Toronto on Tuesday to get their hands on his new release, Nothing was the Same. But anyone who tried to purchase the album at HMV or Future Shop on Yonge Street had no luck because both stores were sold out – Toronto Raptors forward Amir Johnson purchased every copy.
Johnson didn’t buy all of the albums for himself. Instead, he tweeted that he was handing them out in Yonge and Dundas Square for free.
“Out here at yonge and dundas I’m buying every @drake album and supporting the homie! If you see me I got a copy for u! #nwts”
“Bought out every copy of champagnepapi #nwts at future shop and hmv yonge and dundas! Albums in store… http://instagram.com/p/eqHvkLJ3S4/”
Shawn Ramdyhall, a fourth year biology student at Ryerson, has been a huge fan of Johnson for the past three years. When he saw him downtown, he was very excited.
“Me and my friend were just walking down the street and we saw him outside of HMV,” said Ramdyhall. “I wanted to go meet him and then I realized he was handing out CD’s.”
Ramdyhall got a copy of Drakes new album signed by Johnson.
“I’m a Drake fan, but not as much as I’m an Amir Johnson fan,” he said.