Drake Previews Nike 'Certified Lover Boy' Merch With Help From Friends

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LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 23: Recording artist Drake performs onstage at the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival at T-Mobile Arena on September 23, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

While fans eagerly await Drake's upcoming album, Certified Lover Boy, Champagne Papi has been leaking heart-themed looks. 

He recently went on an Instagram Story spree, reposting photos and videos from those he plugged with an early care package of apparel.

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Beyond the red lipstick-stained cap and heart-stamped socks that were previously teased, there appears to be a Nike bomber jacket with heart stitching. In the video for "Laugh Now Cry Later," Drizzy sheds tears in a pink version of this jacket.

A second piece that appeared in the video is a gray hoodie with "CLB" pressed on the front, a pair of roses attached to the end of the acronym. There's also a shirt featuring what looks like cupid in a ski mask.

Swae Lee was one of the most notable people to be gifted merch.

Another one of Drake's friends, artist and creative director Jen Brill, shared an item reading, "Put My Feelings On Ice, Always Been A Gem, Certified Lover Boy, Somehow Still Heartless, Heart Is Only Getting Colder." 

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Last Thursday as the clock approached midnight ET, The Boy began trending on Twitter after rumors spread that he was at the Nike store in New York scheming a surprise release. Of course, the speculation around timing turned out to be wrong.