It’s Shoot Your Shot 2018, but that doesn’t mean every basket will be made. So when Meet the Blacks actress Bresha Webb crossed the court for Drake, it didn’t go how she expected it to. As the Views artist was DJing at the Waldorf Astoria for Netflix’s Golden Globes after party, Webb was filmed tapping on Drake’s hand and asking him a question. Always the gentlemen, Drake politely curved her.
Her missed shot didn’t have to end up on The Shade Room though. As Bresha herself puts it: “Judge me if you want.”
While the music was playing too loud to hear anything, viewers can see 31-year-old Drake jumping back a little before the two stars exchanged smiles. Webb — who played recurring roles in ER and Grey’s Anatomy alongside movies like Ride Along 2 and Truth Be Told — then walks back to her group to continue her night.
While that should have been the end of the story, it wasn’t. The 33-year-old has the internet to thank for this one.
Or maybe she has Algee Smith to thank.
Not even a week later, Webb and Drake’s less-than-stunning interaction ended up on The Shade Room‘s Instagram page. “Sis tried to shoot her shot at #Drake but he wasn’t having it,” TSR captioned the post, alongside the hashtags “NewYearNewPapi” and “ItsOkaySis.”
At the end of the caption, TSR gave singer and actor Algee Smith the photo credit. Smith is fairly new to Hollywood’s limelight, rising to prominence after playing Ralph Tresvant in BET’s The New Edition Story last year. So, hopefully, he doesn’t get in too much trouble for giving a gossip outlet fuel to embarrass a Hollywood veteran.
TSR might not be spared though. Webb and two of her friends posted a video explaining exactly what happened and shaming The Shade Room for making the interaction news.
“Listen, I’m on The Shade Room for asking Drake for a ‘One Dance,'” she began. “I could be on The Shade Room for a lot of things.”
The star went on to explain that she asked because “One Dance” is her favorite song, but Drake declined her request to dance. Her friends standing alongside her backed her up, saying that the artist declined because he was “busy.”
“He was at work. That’s all it was,” one said. “He not tryna get fired. He makin’ his paper.”
In the end, Webb said it’s Do What You Want 2018, so she’ll continue to proposition anyone she likes. “Judge me if you want. I’m still going to ask whoever the hell I want to dance,” she said. “I don’t think there’s anything wrong with asking someone for a ‘One Dance,’ especially if they have a song about it.”