"It’s funny. I remember I used to have this mentality where I’d be at the Grammys or at the MTV awards, sitting at my seat, saying, ‘Oh, God, I hope they cancel my performance, or maybe the stage will break and I won’t have to do this tonight – I’m nervous.’ Like, on tour, I’d say, ‘I hope something happens where they have to clear the building, and we’ll get one night off.’ This was early on, around the first album."
He leans forward in his chair, thwacking a palm against the back of his other hand for emphasis. “But now I’m just like, ‘Man, I hope they give me five extra minutes.’”
- Drake RollingStone Interview
One Thursday last December, a member of Beyoncé’s team flew to Chicago, where Drake was performing, to play him the “Mine” video and get his approval. “I said, ‘That’s cool,’ she closed her laptop real fast, walked off and got on the phone,” Drake says. “By the time I came offstage, the album was out. Beyoncé was like, ‘I’m so sorry I couldn’t tell you!’”
- Drake Interview with RollingStone