As we reported yesterday, Drake took home more than his fair share of awards at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards including ‘Top Male Artist’, ‘Top Hot 100 Artist’ and ‘Top Rap Artist’, but he’s also making headlines for a number of other reasons.
During all his time on stage accepting awards, Drizzy managed to send some love and some hate in a few different directions.
First of all, Drake sat beside Nicki Minaj during the show except for the 13 times he had to jump up on stage. During that time apart he not only declared his love for Nicki, but also flirted with Vanessa Hudgens. Let me tell you more.
So, during his acceptance speech for ‘Top 200 Artist’, Drake said: “I want to say Nicki Minaj, I’m so glad we found our way back because I love you and I could never ever ever see it any other way!”
The pair have been good friends for years but since Nicki’s breakup form Meek Mill, they’ve reconciled and taken things to the next level of their relationship.
While he accepted another award for ‘Top Artist’ Drake got Nicki up on stage to further declare his love. “I got the love of my life up here,” Drake said and pointed at Nicki.
There was obvious chatter about how his words may have affected his ex, Rihanna, but all reports are running with the ‘she’s-happier-than-ever-without-him’ angle.
He put his foot in it when he flirted with Vanessa Hudgens on stage, however. Drake simply complimented her, saying: “Vanessa Hudgens, you look incredible tonight,” but it was Nicki’s reaction that really caused a stir.
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Drake also squashed his beef with Ludacris admitting that they haven’t always seen eye to eye but it’s all still love. Drake even showed his appreciation for Lil Wayne saying he wouldn’t be there if it weren’t for him.
It was certainly a big night for Drake, taking home 13 awards and making history. We’re also glad he got a few things off his chest.