Rapper Drake paid an early morning visit to his namesake university in Des Moines, Iowa on Wednesday (05Oct16) after performing for fans in the city.
Students at Drake University have been campaigning online for the hip-hop star to make an appearance at the school since 2009, and their hopes were raised earlier this year (16) when the Hotline Bling hitmaker scheduled a stop on his Summer Sixteen Tour in Des Moines for 4 October (16) - his first live date in Iowa.
On Monday (03Oct16), Drake sparked speculation he would grant the college kids' request during his visit by commenting on a picture school administrators had posted on their Instagram page and tagged him in.
"I'mma pull up on ya (sic)," he wrote alongside the snap.
His remark prompted students to gather on the main campus on Tuesday and wait all day for his expected appearance - but he failed to show.
Drake went on to perform for fans at the Iowa Events Center that night as planned, wearing Drake University gear for the gig, and in the early hours of Wednesday (05Oct16), he made good on his promise to visit the campus - although no one was around to see him.
The rapper posed for pictures in the dark beside a large school sign and uploaded it to Instagram, alerting school officials to his presence by simply captioning it, "@drakeuniversity."
He also shared video clips of himself outside two sorority houses - but no one answered the knock at the door.
In one post, he said, "Look. Kappa Kappa Gamma, I'm outside your sorority house now and you're all asleep," while he added in another, "Kappa Alpha Theta we out here waiting on you. We waiting on you!"
Students may have missed their chance to meet Drake on his current tour, but he has since vowed to return.
Alongside a snap of himself onstage, modelling a blue and white Drake University varsity jacket, he wrote, "IOWA I WILL BE BACK EVERY TOUR".
Drake University was named after its founder, former Iowa Governor Francis Marion Drake, in 1881.