By Rahman Dukes
The MTV News crew made our way to the Toyota Center to catch up with the million-dollar wunderkind Drake to chop it up on his first major tour alongside his Young Money captain Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy and Soulja Boy.
After sitting through Weezy’s performance, rap’s most-wanted man Drake finally arrived at the venue. Dressed in a dark colored hoodie and shades, Drake stood at the center of the empty venue staring at his boy Wayne tearing it down. One thing I noticed: Drizzy was walking freely without a cane — pretty good for a cat with a torn ACL. The way he was moving about, you’d never know he was injured.
You’ll get much more on the entire rehearsals from my man S Dot when he files the full report later this evening. Drake pretty much consolidated his set into Wayne’s, but I can tell you fans will not be disappointed. Drake and Nicki Minaj were in full form, performing a string of their individual hits.
Following his performance of “Best I Ever Had,” we spoke with Drake for a few. He told us that despite his injury he was very excited to witness the tour. Shortly after our interview Drake went back to the stage for the Young Money performance “Every Girl.”
The launch of “Americas Most Wanted” tour goes down on Monday, and your boys at MTV will provide you will complete access. Fasten your seat belts: This is sure to be one for the record books.