In a quirky twist, Drake admitted he’s a fan of fellow Canadian artist Shania Twain, best known for her country music, during his Summer Sixteen Tour. The rapper even brought the singer onstage at a recent concert in Nashville and referred to her as his “woman crush Wednesday.”
The two had a little talk and took a photo together that Drake then posted to his Instagram account.
“My WCW even though it’s Monday. Shania.” he wrote on his social media account.
The Tennessean reported that Drake did a tribute to Twain onstage before his set at the Bridgestone Arena and even dedicated it to her. “I grew up a fan,” he said. “I just want to say that, like, Shania Twain came to my show tonight, you know what I’m saying Nashville? So this next set, right here, I’m doing this for Shania. This is my love set for Shania, right here.”
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Drake has always been known to sing praises of his hometown during his sets, but the rapper also holds some ties to Tennessee. His father Dennis Graham, also a musician, resides in Memphis. Drake also was a frequent visitor to the city as a child.
Graham is himself an R&B artist and has begun his own career by preparing to release his first single, entitled "Kinda Crazy."
TMZ reported that "Kinda Crazy" was set to be the first song from a new album, which will be produced by Jamie Iovine of Meltdown Comics, who is also related to the co-founder of Interscope Records and Dr. Dre's partner at Apple Music. Drake reportedly approved of the project and the site obtained a short clip of the song.
Drake's Dad -- I'm Following In My Son's Footsteps (VIDEO + PHOTO) https://t.co/ixO2zWw2q0 — TMZ (@TMZ) August 10, 2016