An unexpected next move from Drizzy
Drake appears to have collaborated with Canadian traditional pop artist Paul Anka.
The 76-year-old pop singer entered music aged 15 in 1957. He has written classic songs like Frank Sinatra’s ‘My Way’, and Donny Osmond’s ‘Puppy Love’ in his decades-long career.
Now, Anka has told the audience at the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards in Toronto that he has worked with the rapper. He was collecting the Lifetime Achievement Award at the ceremony.
“I’m working with a brilliant young artist who is as hot as you can get right now, a fellow young Canadian and his name is Drake,” he said, according to Billboard. “We recorded something that will be released, out in June. That’s all I can tell you.”
Michael Bublé, who presented Anka with the award, added afterward: “As well as I know Paul, you will never get used to Paul Anka calling you and saying, ‘Oh my god, that Drake’s got some phat beats. Honestly. This dude’s flow is terribly sick.’ And I’m not joking. That is real. Paul is the Benjamin Button of crooners and he’s just getting younger. His curiosity and his vibe are infectious.”
Anka has previously suggested he and Drake have been cooking something up together. In February, he posted a picture of him with the ‘God’s Plan’ star and captioned it: “One of the great nights… lots to follow! Love working with Drake.”
Meanwhile, Drake was recently warned about “bad language” by the NBA over a clash at a recent basketball game. The rapper was watching a game between the Toronto Raptors and Cleveland Cavaliers when he allegedly called Cleveland player a “fucking pussy”.