Drake is the leading nominee at the 2020 BET Awards, which will celebrate its 20th anniversary later this month. BET announced Monday that Drake is nominated for six honors, including video of the year and best male hip-hop artist. For both best collaboration and the viewer’s choice award, Drake is nominated twice thanks to the hits “No Guidance” with Chris Brown and “Life Is Good” with Future.
While the rapper tested negative for COVID-19, he’s self-isolating and, as a result, misses his nearest and dearest, including his 2-year-old son, Adonis.
The Grammy Award winner said there are 'so many people the internet should be more worried about'.
The rapper has smashed another of the Fab Four's chart records and celebrated with some Abbey Road-inspired ink.
Drake reportedly paid $350,000 to a woman who accused him of sexual assault in 2017, during the British leg of his Boy Meets World tour.In November last year, the hip hop star settled a lawsuit with Laquana Morris, who also goes by the name Layla Lace. He filed against Morris for civil extortion, fraud, emotional distress, abuse of process and defamation. Drake admitted to having consensual sex with Morris while at a hotel in Manchester, England, in February 2017, but denied all allegations of non-consensual sex.According to the suit, Morris claimed she booked a flight to see Drake soon after they slept together, but became angry when she did not receive a response and cancelled the flight. Drake ceased communications with her.The suit alleged that Morris also claimed Drake raped her and that she demanded money from him, even after Manchester police cleared him of any allegations of sexual assault. After she allegedly refused to do a paternity test, Drake claimed Morris changed the story to accuse him of sexual assault and said her claims were a hoax designed to extort money from him. “There is no credible evidence of pregnancy, nor any baby, which would have been born last fall,” he said in court documents. “The filing made by Drake against Layla Lace has been resolved, with Layla avoiding going to trial by agreeing to a stipulated judgment which prohibits her from repeating past statements she made against Drake,” Drake’s attorney Larry Stein said in a statement to TMZ last year. “Drake and his team are satisfied with this outcome and while Drake appreciates the support he has received, he asks that his fans and the media allow both parties to move on with their lives.”Details of the amount reportedly paid to Morris ($350,000) have since been revealed in a complaint she filed against her New York attorney, according to TheBlast.com.In her complaint, Morris describes what allegedly happened after she and Drake went back to his hotel room following his Manchester concert.Morris is reportedly aggrieved that the November 2018 settlement with Drake included a statement that she now claims portrayed him as the victim in the situation. She also claims that her attorney worked with Drake’s lawyer against her best interests.US media reports that Morris may have breached the agreement by revealing details of the settlement, which included a requirement that she not repeat her allegations of sexual assault.The Independent has contacted Drake’s representative for comment.
British rapper made a surprise appearance on stage with Drake at the O2 Arena - just four months after being jailed for carrying a knife.
As the world crumbles around us, take solace in this: After a years-long feud, Drake and Meek Mill have buried the hatchet. The two appeared together onstage Saturday night during the Boston stop of Drake's 'Aubrey and the Three Amigos' tour with Migos. After rising theatrically from beneath the stage, Meek performed his song "Dreams and Nightmares." Drake played hype man. SEE ALSO: Drake's moody tweet from 2012 has been brought back as a meme It was a nice moment: "We need more peace in the world. We need more love in the world," Drake said after the performance. After the show, Drake shared more about the experience on Instagram (a very Drake thing to do). "This really gave me piece (sic) of mind tonight," he wrote. "Healing and moving forward created one of the most electric and gratifying moments of my career." We love friendship! View this post on Instagram A post shared by champagnepapi (@champagnepapi) on Sep 8, 2018 at 10:44pm PDT WATCH: Drake's 'In My Feelings' challenge has gotten completely out of hand
The summer of 2018 blessed us with many jams, but as the days get a little bit shorter, the time's come to declare one track champion. SEE ALSO: The ultimate guide to picking your personal song of the summer Spotify released its official "Songs of the Summer" list based on number of streams, and it's filled with tracks that you've definitely had stuck in your head over the past three sweltering months. 1. "In My Feelings" - Drake Drake's "In My Feelings" takes the number one spot on Spotify's global and U.S. lists, but what else did you expect from the 6 god? "Kiki, do you love me?" was the question on everyone's minds after the #InMyFeelings challenge took off — and the video, featuring Phylicia Rashad and Lala Anthony, is a fun one, too. Between June 1 and August 20, Drake's song was streamed 393 million times. 2. "Girls Like You" - Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B It might not have been the most upbeat song of the summer, but Maroon 5's "Girls Like You" was an irresistible track that garnered 293 million streams. The music video — which features prominent women in politics, entertainment, and sports — racked up millions of views and took the track to even higher heights. 3. "I Like It " - Cardi B featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin While technically Drake and Maroon 5 take the top spots, summer 2018 was full of Cardi B moments. "I Like It" was the infectious bop needed to quell the summer heat, and Bad Bunny and J Balvin elevate the song perfectly. It was streamed a whopping 289 million times. Other artists like Post Malone to Ariana Grande made the cut for both lists, which you can read in full below. Spotify’s Top Global Songs of Summer 2018: "In My Feelings" – Drake "Girls Like You" – Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B "I Like It" – Cardi B featuring Bad Bunny, J Balvin "Lucid Dreams" – Juice WRLD "SAD!" – XXXTENTACION "Better Now" – Post Malone "One Kiss" – Calvin Harris featuring Dua Lipa "Solo" – Clean Bandit featuring Demi Lovato "Taste" – Tyga featuring Offset "Youngblood" – 5 Seconds of Summer "God’s Plan" – Drake "Nice For What" – Drake "Te Boté" – Remix – Nio Garcia featuring Casper Magico, Darrell, Ozuna, Bad Bunny and Nicky Jam "Jackie Chan" – Tiësto, Dzeko featuring Post Malone, Preme "Back To You" – Selena Gomez "no tears left to cry" – Ariana Grande "Moonlight" – XXXTENTACION "Don’t Matter To Me" – Drake featuring Michael Jackson "Rise" – Jonas Blue "Nonstop" – Drake Spotify’s Top U.S. Songs of Summer 2018: "In My Feelings" – Drake "Lucid Dreams" – Juice WRLD "SAD!" – XXXTENTACION "I Like It" – Cardi B featuring Bad Bunny, J Balvin "Nice For What" – Drake "Better Now" – Post Malone "Taste" – Tyga featuring Offset "Moonlight" – XXXTENTACION "Nonstop" – Drake "Yes Indeed" – Lil Baby & Drake "Girls Like You" – Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B "I’m Upset" – Drake "God’s Plan" – Drake "Psycho" – Post Malone featuring Ty Dolla $ign "All Mine" – Kanye West "Jocelyn Flores" – XXXTENTACION "Don’t Matter To Me" – Drake featuring Michael Jackson "All Girls Are The Same" – Juice WRLD "Look Alive" – BlocBoy JB featuring Drake "changes" – XXXTENTACION WATCH: This artist's incredible, hyperreal pencil drawings look like photographs
The last time Drake dropped a new music video, we cried. (He bought strangers groceries! So nice!) Now, thanks to his new celebrity-packed video for "Nice For What," we're screaming. The 4-and-a-half minute video from 22-year-old director Karena Evans features cameos from 16 super famous women, including Tracee Ellis Ross, Issa Rae, and Misty Copeland. SEE ALSO: Drake gives away almost a million dollars in the new 'God's Plan' music video Drake's there too, serving as filler between shots of Olivia Wilde writhing on a table and Tiffany Haddish smoking cigarettes. But forget Drake for a second: This video's all about the women. Below, 15 moments we shrieked to high heaven while watching this music video for the first time. 1. Actress Olivia Wilde smashing dishes. 2. Ballerina Misty Copeland dancing to Drake in pointe shoes. 3. Star of HBO's <em>Insecure</em> Issa Rae leading the board meeting. 4. Actress Rashida Jones applying her lipstick in the backseat of a very fancy car. 5. Model Jourdan Dunn living that wealthy horse girl lifestyle. 6. Actress and <em>Blackish</em> star Tracee Ellis Ross at the sculpture garden, shimmering in a sequin jumpsuit. 7. Actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish unwinding with a cigarette after all that who-bit-Beyoncé drama. 8. Actress, <em>Grown-ish</em> star, and future Harvard University undergrad Yara Shahidi studying hard. (Crucial note: Michelle Obama wrote her recommendation letter!) 9. Actress Zoe Saldana hanging with her babies. 10. Model sisters Elizabeth and Victoria Lejonhjärta (and friends of Drake) sitting on their thrones. 11. Actress and <em>Black Panther</em> star Letita Wright dancing on a rooftop. 12. Actress and star of <em>The Florida Project</em> Bria Vinaite driving a go-cart. 13. Actress Emma Roberts at the pool. 14. Singer Syd having a leisurely takeout dinner. 15. Actress Michelle Rodriguez levitating. WATCH: This dancing robot really appreciates a good U2 cover
Netflix has confirmed British drug dealer drama Top Boy is to make a return with Drake at the helm. The 31-year-old rapper will executive produce the new 10-episode run of the programme, which will see Ashley Walters and rapper Kano reprise their roles as Dushane and Sully respectively. Drake is to revive Top Boy for Netflix.
Drake doesn't want any part in helping to prosecute the fan who broke into his Hidden Hills home because he believes she 'may suffer from mental issues'.
Hot new couple alert: Jennifer Lopez is reportedly dating former New York Yankees baseball player Alex Rodriguez. Alex, 41, was spotted cosying up to Jennifer, 47, backstage at one of her ‘All I Have’ residency shows in Las Vegas last month, and they’ve also been hanging out together in Miami while she records her new album, according to reports.
It’s apparently going to be a VERY Happy Christmas for Jennifer Lopez and Drake this year after it’s emerged that the two are now ‘officially’ dating. Now we’re not sure what exactly 'officially’ means here – like, it’s not like you 'officially’ announce to people that you’ve gone on a few dates to Nandos with Derek from IT, so why it’s apparently different for Jennifer and Drake we’ll never know. Anyway, The Sun reported the news this morning and needless to say, they were quick to mention that Drake’s long-rumoured love Rihanna isn’t best pleased about the whole thing.
Now, Taylor Swift and hip-hop aren’t exactly two things that we’d expect to see together, especially considering Taylor first burst onto the scene as a fresh-faced country artist and only recently converted to pure pop with her previous album, 1989. “The remix of her song ‘Bad Blood’ had a less pop vibe – especially once Kendrick Lamar featured on it – and was a big hit, so she thinks her fans will like her going in this direction. The insider went on to add that Drake has even produced a few of the new tracks, and features on one of the songs.
The 2016 MTV Europe Music Awards took place on Sunday night at Ahoy Rotterdam in the Netherlands, with Little Mix and Fifth Harmony amongst the winners scooping up prestigious prizes at the event. Hosted by Bebe Rexha, the MTV EMA’s honoured the best music from around the globe, with regional categories and several international awards, including Best Male/Female Performers, Best Song and Best Video.Take a look through our slideshow featuring all of the winners in major categories, who were awarded with trophies that had been turned purple in memory of late pop superstar Prince.
Drake has fuelled rumours that he is romancing Taylor Swift after posting a picture of the two of them together on Instagram. It’s believed that the rapper has been wooing the singer and that the pair are in a relationship after being spotted ‘flirting’ at a party last month. Taylor recently attended Drake’s birthday party where he was rumoured to be getting close to the star and putting his arm round her.
Chart toppers are set to battle it out once again to be recognised for their hard slog over the year at the American Music Awards next month and the freshly announced nominations list has whet the appetite of their fans by breaking at least one record and pitting lovers against each other. It’s been announced that rumoured couple Rihanna and Drake as well as Justin Bieber and Adele will go head to head to be named the Artist of the Year at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 20.
It was reported that the 29-year-old rapper’s tour bus was broken into whilst he was performing at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona, on Tuesday, and the man accused of stealing goods has now been identified as 21-year-old Travion King. Yesterday, court documents were released that reveal King’s address as a homeless shelter in Phoenix and his place of employment as a company that cleans large facilities. King was caught trespassing at the Talking Stick Resort and allegedly had the jewellery, that belonged to Drake’s DJ, Future the Prince, on him.
Kanye West has confirmed he will be collaborating with Drake - on an album. The 39-year-old star teased he might be joining forces with the 29-year-old rapper last month when a billboard was put up in Los Angeles showing Kanye’s GOOD Music record label logo with Drake’s OVO emblem. Drake helped co-write 30 Hours from Kanye’s Life of Pablo album, and, alongside Jay Z, Kanye lent his vocals to the original version of Pop Style from Drake’s album Views.
The superstar has finally said ‘I Love You’ to the One Dance hitmaker on Instagram in a lengthy post shared today. This week, it was revealed RiRi got a shark etched on her ankle as a permanent reminder of a date she went on with Drake to an aquarium in Toronto and tattoo artist Keith ‘Bang Bang’ McCurdy shared a photograph on Instagram of his work. The sweet tribute comes after Drake admitted he had been "in love” with Rihanna for years at the VMAs on Sunday.
Toronto’s favourite son has a new doppelgänger - five-year-old Dylane who has been transformed into a Drake-alike thanks to a French make-up artist.