Drake said his musical mentor Lil Wayne mistakenly called him “Drizzy Drake Rogers” when they collaborated on the 2008 song Ransom.
The Toronto resident, 36, spoke about the gaffe with Lil Yachty on the first episode of Yachty’s A moody conversation series for his FUTUREMOOD channel.
The entertainer, whose full name is Aubrey Drake Graham, said Lil Wayne, 40, called him Rogers based on the email address he had at the time, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The performer of God’s Plan — who recently lost $400,000 betting on Jake Paul in a boxing match — explained, “Rogers is the service provider in Canada. Wayne thought that — he didn’t realize at the time that the @ in the email was like a middle interference. So he just thought my name was Drizzy Drake Rogers.”
Drake, who previously shared the story of the gaffe 2010 in conversation with Katie Couricsaid he was reluctant to correct Lil Wayne.
He added that Lil Wayne “rapped it once” and that he “didn’t have the heart to correct him…God bless his heart.”
The song Ransom, produced by Boi-1da, was released at a time when Drake was making mixtapes prior to his huge breakthrough.
On the song, Lil Wayne rapped the lyrics, “And I just sold a lot of real estate to a buyer/ And I think his name was kinda like Drake Drizzy Rogers/ Or Drizzy Drake Rogers, I’m too busy to dad to play/ And when it comes to the game, I’m too willing to play harder.’
The latest: Drake, 36, said his musical mentor Lil Wayne mistakenly called him “Drizzy Drake Rogers” when they collaborated on the 2008 song Ransom
Lil Wayne would write Drake to his label Young Money Entertainment in 2009, making him a superstar in the rap world.
The musical artists have embarked on multiple collaborations, including 2010’s song Miss Me, 2011’s song The Motto, and 2021’s Seeing Green (which also featured Nicki Minaj).
Drake paid tribute to Lil Wayne in a speech delivered earlier this month at the Recording Academy’s Black Music Collective over Grammys weekend.
Drake greeted his mentor, who was the Dr. Dre Global Impact Award, and spoke about the impact Lil Wayne has made on his career.
“I don’t want to make this personal because the Global Impact Award would be about how you impacted everyone, not just me,” he said, Complex reported.
Drake continued, “I know I’m probably getting nasty when I say how much you mean to me and my family, but I think I speak for everyone when I say that our careers, our cadences, our melodies, maybe our face tattoos or our outfits or our decisions in general wouldn’t have been the same without your natural ability to be yourself.’
Drake, in a 2010 chat with Peoplesaid that Lil Wayne was one of the most influential artists for him – alongside Kanye West, Andre 3000, Jay-Z and Nas – and praised his ingenuity and perseverance.
“It’s hard for a rapper not to repeat himself and he always has a new way to make it fun,” Drake said at the time. And I get to witness his work ethic. He works when you sleep.’
Drake said Lil Wayne, 40, (pictured this month in LA) called him Rogers based on the email address he had at the time, email@example.com
The Toronto native spoke about the gaffe with Lil Yachty in the first episode of his A Moody Conversation series for his FUTUREMOOD channel
Drake said he was not eager to correct Lil Wayne at the time of the blunder
Drake said Lil Wayne “rapped it once” and that he “didn’t have the heart to correct him… God bless his heart”
The song Ransom was released at a time when Drake was making mixtapes prior to his huge breakthrough