Drake used his platform at the awards to show his love to fellow stars, calling out people by name to show them how much he respected them.
While accepting the Top 200 Billboard Album award for 2016’s Views, Drake took the opportunity to declare his love for Nicki and appreciation to lil Wayne, saying:
“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. I want to say Lil Wayne, if it wasn’t for the risks you took, none of us would be here tonight. Thank you. I love you. I love you.”
The 30-year-old rapper who walked away with 13 awards from 22 nominations, breaking Adele’s 2012 record of 12 awards, also complimented the ceremony’s co-host Vanessa Hudgens saying:
“You look incredible tonight,” while Nicki was captured on camera saying, “What about me?”
To Hudgens’ co-host Ludacris Drake said:
“I want to say, Ludacris — I know we haven’t always seen eye to eye but I’ve always been a big fan of yours. I got a lot of love for you. I want to let you know that face to face while I’m still here.”
Aww, we got a lot of love for you too Drake.
Written by Clement Oluwasegun