Canadian rapper Aubrey Drake Graham has fans in stitches after he revealed that his former boss Michael Dwayne Carter (Lil Wayne) did not know his real name when they dropped their first song together.
Sounds like such a Weezy thing honestly.
Drake made the revelation as he fondly remembered his earlier days in the industry and his entry into Lil Wayne's Young Money Records camp.
According to the "God's plan" hitmaker, their relationship hit the ground so fast, they didn't even get properly introduced and that is what led to the mix-up.
Back in the late 2000s, Drake was a slow-rising rapper from Toronto riding the success of his role on the show “Degrassi: The Next Generation.”
In his journey, he caught the eye of Young Money Entertainment founder Lil Wayne, who eventually signed Champagne Papi to the record label. However, before Weezy brought him into the YMCMB family, the two linked up on a few collabs, one of which revealed that the father of 4 didn't really know Drake's name.
During his Turks and Caicos convo with fellow celebrity artist Lil Yachty, Drake admitted Wayne first thought his name was "Drizzy Drake Rogers" when he rapped it on one of their collaborations in their 2008 hit track "Ransom."
When "Ransom" dropped, Drake says he realized the error but didn't have the heart to correct his mentor.
“My email was [email protected] Rogers was the service provider in Canada and [Wayne] didn’t realize the ‘at’ in the email was like a middle interference,” the “Rich Flex” rapper hilarious told Lil Yatchy.
He went on to add, "he just thought my name was Drizzy Drake Rogers. I mean he rapped it and, I just didn’t have the heart to correct him.”
Rogers is actually the name of one of Canada's top internet providers and Wayne thought that was Drake's last name, seeing they were sending tracks via email.
“And I just sold a lot of property to a buyer,” Wayne rapped. “And I think his name was kinda like ‘Drake Drizzy Rogers,’ or ‘Drizzy Drake Rogers,’ I’m too busy to play father.”
I kind of feel like Drake was hurt but too flattered to be working with such a huge and iconic name that he decided to just let the name thing slide.
The two went on to build such an amazing friendship that turned into more of a family with Drake and Nicki Minaj being Tunechi's greatest "projects."
And now Weezy most definitely knows more than Drake's official name.
The duo worked on tens of successful collabs together and singles that broke records and have seen them recently earn a spot in the Top 10 Billboard's greatest rappers list.
Tunechi clutched number 7 in the G.O.A.T rappers list while his protege Drake followed closely behind at number 8 and Nicki closed the list at number 10 being the only female in the top 10 list.
However, Weezy just told Apple Music he greatly disagrees with the list. He pointed out that not Jay-Z (who was named number 1 on the list,) Eminem (no.5), or even the late legends Tupac (no.4) and Biggie (no.6) should be considered better than him!!!
The father of 4 says he is straight up, number 1, and even went ahead to dare survey-takers to ask the guys ranked higher than him how they feel about it.
In his view, he thinks they'd agree that the "Lollipop" hitmaker is greater than them.