“Fortnite” utterly took over popular culture this 12 months. It’s not the primary time online game dominated mainstream tradition, however there’s an argument to be made in regards to the online game’s prominence in hip-hop tradition this 12 months helped “Fortnite” turn out to be a worldwide phenomenon. According to common gamer Ninja, gaming was pushed into the mainstream this 12 months resulting from Drake.
In a latest interview with Variety, Ninja opened up about how the impression of “Fortnite” this 12 months. As one of the crucial common gaming streamers on Twitch, he is gained a significant following off of “Fortnite.” However, one of many largest moments in his gaming profession occurred earlier this 12 months when he touched down on the reside streaming platform with two of the largest rappers within the recreation: Drake and Travis Scott. Ninja claims Drake had a task in bringing “Fortnite” to the mainstream.
“Drake, that’s what pushed gaming into the mainstream and made it cool,” he mentioned.
Unfortunately, issues between Drake and Ninja have soured over the months. Ninja primarily accused Drake of clout-chasing, suggesting the rapper’s “Fortnite” session was used to faucet into a brand new demographic. Additionally, Ninja claimed that Drake did not settle his $5K wager. Ultimately, Drake unfollowed the gamer on Instagram following the feedback.
Regardless, Ninja appears to nonetheless have love for Drake for his contributions to the gaming world.