Rappers influence athletes. 

And athletes influence rappers. 

Drake expressed the sentiment vividly on his track ‘Thank Me Now,’ rapping, “I can relate to kids going straight to the league / When they recognize that you got what it takes to succeed / And that’s around the time that your idols become your rivals / You make friends with Mike but got to AI him for your survival / Damn, I swear sports and music are so synonymous / Cause we want to be them, and they want to be us.”

Money and fame come with both territories. No wonder the two worlds mesh so well. Click here to check out rappers and athletes that call each other homies.