It was during the freezing January that a high school senior in Michigan reached out to a Detroit Pistons star to ask him to her prom. The girl, Raquel Smith, asked Andre Drummond what it would take for him to come to her prom, he told her she needed 12,000 retweets.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. She Didn’t Quite Get 12,000
Smith didn’t quite reach 12,000 retweets prior to the prom, but she got close enough that Drummond agreed to go to prom. The two attended the West Bloomfield High School prom on the night of May 27 in Michigan. At the time of writing, Smith’s tweet as 11,859 retweets.
2. Drummond Hung Out at the Prom for 2 Hours
The Detroit Free Press reports that Drummond hung out at the prom, taking pictures with students and teachers alike. He drove his white Porsche with California events to the festivities. The party was held at the Detroit Yacht Club. Evidently, as the event happened on May 27, Drummond was most interested in going to prom than he was in Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors ascend to the NBA finals.
3. On Twitter, Smith Has Said She Doesn’t Like Older Guys
According to some of her tweets, Smith is not too keen on older men hitting on her. She wrote in May, “Today some guy stopped mid-sentence in the middle of his order, and said “sorry I got lost in your eyes for a minute” ..What kind of..” Her next tweet read “#stop middle aged men who hit on young girls.”
4. Drummond Is the Second Celebrity Guest at West Bloomfield’s Prom in 2 Years
Drummond, despite his cool Louis Vutton hat that he wore to the prom, is not a trendsetter at West Bloomfield High School. At the 2013 prom, a student brought Basketball Wives star Evelyn Lozada as his date.
5. Drummond’s Last Girlfriend Broke Up With Him Because He’s a ‘Bad Kisser’
Famously, Drummond had dated iCarly star Jennette McCurdy. The couple allegedly broke up in 2014 because he was a bad kisser. Later, racy images of McCurdy surfaced online with speculation that Drummond may have been behind the controversy. He addressed it on Twitter saying “For all the speculations about leaking anything, I have nothing to do with it. I’m focused on basketball. Thank you.”