Much ado has been made of the hand gesture Johnny Manziel does on the football field after scoring touchdowns and making big plays. Until now, most people — including LBS — only described the gesture as some sort of money sign or “show me the money” gesture. But after really looking into it, we can tell you that Manziel’s hand gesture is a symbol that represents Drake’s Topszn Regime. As another interesting twist, Topszn is also a strain of medical marijuana that Drake’s crew likes to smoke, giving a whole new meaning to this photo.
As we have explained many times before, Manziel has a strong association with Drake, who is a Toronto-based rapper. Manziel is a huge fan of Drake’s music and even spent time with the rapper during the offseason. He called hanging out with Drake and Drake’s crew the highlight of his offseason. The Texas A&M quarterback even got an “OVO” tattoo on his wrist to show his allegiance to Drake’s family.
The relationship goes two ways; Drake gave Manziel props for the way he handled SEC Media Day in August.
So now that we have established that Manziel’s hand gesture represents the Topszn Regime, the next question is: what is Topszn (pronounced “top season”) and what is Topszn Regime?
Try asking Drake’s crew about Topszn and you won’t get much. In fact, it’s probably similar to “Fight Club” in that the first rule of Topszn Regime is that you do not talk about what Topszn Regime is. Ask someone about Topszn, and the answer you’ll likely get back is that it’s “the regime.” We sent numerous tweets and an email to members of the Regime to ask about it and received no response.
There simply is not much information about Topszn, but we did uncover some. There was some speculation several months ago on a Kanye forum that “Topszn” is a type of weed Drake crew members OVO Ryan and OB O’Brien like to smoke. That information seemed to confirmed with a post on Instagram from OB O’Brien, who shared this photo that indicates Topszn is a strain of medical cannibus (h/t Derek for the photo):
You think Texas A&M president R. Bowen Loftin knew about any of this when he did the Topszn hand gesture?
— Douglas Chipponeri (@dougigem) September 6, 2013
And that brings us to the actual gesture. There are two different ways to do it. Head over to page 2 of the story to continue reading.Google+