Drake is the State Farm spokesman we didn't know we needed in the company's Super Bowl commercial, which aired on Sunday, Feb. 7. After cameos from Paul Rudd, Patrick Mahomes, and Aaron Rodgers, Drake's cameo in State Farm's 2021 Super Bowl ad is so unexpected — especially when he decides to try out the company's signature line.
In honor of the big game, State Farm decided to swap out its regular spokespeople for two equally recognizable faces: Paul Rudd and Drake, who stepped in for Jake from State Farm. After Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers complained that their look-alikes looked nothing like them, Jake from State Farm showed them that Drake — who showed up with a pair of khakis and a signature red State Farm polo — was ready to audition for his part and become the insurance company's brand new spokesman's stand-in.
Hilariously enough, the "Hotline Bling" rapper introduces himself as "Drake from State Farm" to Mahomes and Rodgers and begins to share State Farm's signature jingle "Like a good neighbor..." before Jake gently reminds him, "Stand-ins don't have lines."
After he's told he's not allowed to have lines, Drake contents himself by loudly crunching on an apple while Jake finishes off the video by saying, "Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there."
This is one of five different State Farm commercials for the big game which feature real-life friends Rodgers and Mahomes, who is playing in Sunday's Super Bowl against the Tampa Buccaneers. While both players appeared in commercials for the company last year, they didn't appear in them together — instead, Rodgers' commercial featured a furry companion.
Drake's State Farm appearance aside, fans have been theorizing whether or not the rapper will appear alongside the Weeknd during his highly-anticipated halftime show. Back in November 2020, Drake was vocal about how The Weeknd had been snubbed by the Grammys, , At the time, he wrote on social media, "The other day I said @theweeknd was a lock for either album or song of the year along with countless other reasonable assumptions and it just never goes that way."
Considering the musicians' long-standing relationship and their work on songs like "The Zone," "Crew Love," "The Ride," and "Live For," it wouldn't be surprising if the "Laugh Now Cry Later" hitmaker is one of the surprise guests that'll join the "Save Your Tears" musician at halftime.