After months of no official date for when Drake would release his new full-length album, the Canadian rapper surprised his followers with an Instagram post that announced the release will come Friday.

“CERTIFIED LOVER BOY SEPTEMBER 3” read the caption. It included a picture of multiple pregnant women emojis.

The album generated attention for its many delays and unconfirmed release dates.

In an ad that appeared Friday during ESPN's "SportsCenter," an apparent intentional glitch showed someone holding up a piece of cardboard that read, “CLB September 3."

"I was planning to release my album this month but between surgery and rehab my energy has been dedicated to recovery," Drake posted in January on Instagram.

"I'm blessed to be back on my feet and feeling great and focused on the album, but CLB won't be dropping in January."

Drake had said in an interview at the Ultimate Rap Leagues NOME XI rap battle event, that the album would be released before the end of the summer.

“Oh, yeah, I'll be there. My album will be out by then," he said. This was the last time he announced anything about the album release until Monday.

There were questions as to whether Drake and rapper Kanye West were in a "battle" for when the other would announce their upcoming albums. West released "Donda," his 10th studio album, on Sunday.

Seemingly unphased by West, Drake included a cryptic verse in Trippie Redd's newly released song "Betrayal."

“All these fools I’m beefin’ that I barely know/ Forty-five, forty-four (Burned out), let it go/ Ye ain’t changin’ s*** for me, it’s set in stone,” Drake's lyrics read.