By simply tweeting a verse from The Weeknd’s song, “Wicked Game,” on March 6, Drake turned many heads in the singer-songwriter’s direction.
Fast forward to five months later (July 31), the Toronto natives shared a hometown stage to perform Drake’s “Trust Issues” at the 2nd annual OVO festival. “Not only did he inspire me to get out there and sing better on stage, he inspired me writing wise, music wise, just to better my product,” Drake tells Billboard.com’s The Juice on The Weeknd.
Drake continued to tell us that we should expect to hear The Weeknd on his sophomore album, “Take Care.” “He’s on my album a lot,” Drake says of The Weeknd. “We really collaborated a lot on this album.”
“He’s one of the greatest artists I’ve ever heard,” Drake says. “To hear someone with an incredible body of work is very rare. It’s very inspiring. We formed OVOXO, which is taking over right now. I’m proud of him. He works real hard. He’s just an incredible person, [has] become a really close friend to me.”