He won't be trying that again!
Drake is a huge star: from his come up on Degrassi to his own gargantuan career as a singer, his trajectory may lead him to being the biggest artist there ever was… after Beyoncé, of course. So it’s obvious that the man needs a team around him just to make sure that he’s safe from the extra crazy fans, the wannabes saying they’re his best friend, and the lunatics who may feel like hurting him. This also means that people that he actually knows can get left out in the cold if the team hasn’t been briefed about their relationship to Drake.
That’s the unfortunate lesson that pop star Shawn Mendes had to learn the hard way when he spotted Drake chilling at The Weeknd’s show in Toronta, and you can bet that he won’t put that security guard to the test ever again.
Rap and pop may be closer to each other than ever these days due to the increasing amount of crossover tunes and artists, but Drake really didn’t seem to appreciate getting approached by Shawn Mendes. Shawn showed up to The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon earlier this week and filled us all in on the time that Drake’s security goons put the boots to him.
Shawn started off his tale of terror:
“The other night, I was in Toronto and I went to see The Weeknd. I’m watching The Weeknd, and we’re up on this riser, and Drake’s also there watching the show with like another few artists and stuff. And I go over like, ‘Oh, that’s Drake. I’ll go say hi. He must remember me from previous experiences like twice.’”
Mistake number one: never assume anyone is going to remember who you are. Even if you’re Shawn Mendes.
Poor Shawn didn’t realize that Drake’s security dude didn’t remember those two experiences because he stopped him in tracks.
“So I go over and I see him,” Shawn explained. “He’s a huge guy, right? So you don’t just go over to him. I guess not. So I go over to touch his side, and his 6’6″, 300 pound security guard… next thing I know I’m in the middle of The Weeknd show with my arm hooked behind my back. Drake’s security guard just has me completely at his mercy.“
Shawn tried to get out of this police hold by staring at Drake hoping he would remember him and tell the guy to back off. He said, “And I’m like, ‘Oh no!’ I see Drake look over, and in my eyes it was like, ‘Please help me. Please, Drake.’ In that moment, if he didn’t remember who I was, I probably would have… I don’t know what I would have done. I would’ve been in jail, yeah.”
Mistake number two: don’t try to take on a much larger person than yourself.
It appears that Shawn was saved when Drake gave the order to let him go. Even though this have may been a more memorable experience between Drake and Shawn, there’s no guarantee that this won’t happen again. Shawn better watch his step when Drake and his entourage are around next time.
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