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Canadian rapper Drake has agreed to bring his love of Fortnite into his music, but only if developer Epic will meet him halfway with an in-game emote based on the music video for his hit song Hotline Bling.

Specifically, Drake is big into "Fortnite" - just like tens of millions of other people - and he's taken to playing with the world's most popular "Fortnite" streamer, Tyler "Ninja" Blevins.

'It has to happen - but it has to be done in the right way, ' Drake replied. "Someone's gonna do it". Someone's gonna pull it off.

"I say when @EpicGames gives me the Hotline Bling emote I'll do it..."

If you're like me and most of your favourite bands are at least 50-years-old, then you're probably wondering what all the fuss is about.

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When Drake last played Fortnite on Twitch with a group of players that included popular streamer Ninja, they broke Twitch's record for concurrent viewers - and turbocharged Fortnite's popularity.

"When Epic gives me the emote, the Hotline Bling emote, then I'll do it, but til' then I'm on strike", said Drake.

Austin Wood is a freelance writer for IGN.

At the same time, the in-game Fortnite emotes allude to pop culture references already, including Turk's dancing from Scrubs.

Since the two first got together to shatter a Twitch streaming record, fans of both Fortnite and Drake's music have been asking for the ability to make their characters dance not unlike the rapper did in his iconic video.


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