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Drake just stopped following Jagmeet Singh on Instagram

The winner of last night's election debate may be unclear to most Canadians, but federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is undoubtedly attracting the most attention right now among young voters who typically prefer pop culture to politics.

The 39-year-old Scarborough native recently got an unexpected nod of approval from Rihanna, of all people, in the form of an Instagram follow.

"That's it, the election is over," wrote one of the superstar singer's fans after hearing the news late last week. "We stan Rihanna and her follow decisions."

This week, the youthful leader of Canada's New Democratic Party gained yet another celebrity follower in Drake.

Champagne Papi started following Jagmeet Singh on Instagram Sunday, according to multiple NDP politicians and campaign staffers who tweeted out screenshots.

"If Drake the 6ix god supports Jagmeet Singh I don't see why we all don't support him," wrote one on Twitter Tuesday morning.

Fans of both the Toronto-born recording artist and the groundbreaking politician were feeling their perceived collab... until this afternoon, when Drake appears to have stopped following @JagmeetSingh on Instagram after multiple stories about the follow were published

Trivial as all of this may seem to some, Rihanna and Drake both wield considerable influence among millennial voters.

Neither have officially endorsed the NDP, but news of their interest in Singh has prompted many young people to pledge their support for the party online.

It remains to be seen if any of these people will vote, but you can bet they'd listen to a single featuring Singh, Drake and Rihanna, if one were to drop.

Rihanna, who follows only 1,403 other accounts on Instagram, also follows Canadian Prime Minister and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.

More than 75 million people follow her, on the other hand, while drake boasts a cool 60 million on his account.

Their combined follower count is nearly four times the population of Canada, which is nothing to sneeze at — or ignore.

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