One day after performing on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," a much different Drake appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" Thursday to perform a raucous rendition of his hit "Over." The set was nearly as rowdy as his "Find Your Love" set on "The Tonight Show" was restrained.
The upstart MC was energetic from the onset of the rumbling strings. "Alright, bottles on me/ Long as someone drinks it," Drake rapped, backed by his band. "Never drop the ball/ What are y'all thinking/ Making sure that Young Money ship is never sinking/ 'Bout to set if off in this thing, Jada Pinkett."
Sporting a dark varsity jacket, blue jeans, gray T-shirt and Nikes, Drake bounced all around the stage. He tossed his sunglasses off as he frantically ended his second verse and launched into the chorus.
"I know way too many people here right now that I didn't know last year, who the f--- are y'all," he sang on the hook. "I swear it feels like the last few nights we been everywhere and back, but I just can't remember it all."
Drake dropped to his knees during his third verse and sprang back up towards the end of the number, showing no lingering effect after knee surgery last year.
The MC also performed Young Money's "Bedrock" with Nicki Minaj, and joined Kimmel for a comedy bit poking fun at Drake's penchant for writing lyrics on his BlackBerry, 1642017 which he talks about in MTV's "Drake: Better Than Good Enough" documentary. 1642253 In the sketch, Drake is seen writing a new song via a pen and notepad. Kimmel walks by with an iPad and explains how celebrities tweet so much material there's no need for him to write things down anymore; the two — resplendent in white suits and Drake in a white doo-rag — then launch into a satirical song called "Tweet Tweet."
Currently, the rapper has the #1 album in the country after selling 447,000 copies of his debut, Thank Me Later.
The "So Far Gone" star is also dominating the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart as seven songs from Thank Me Later appear, from singles "Find Your Love" and "Over" to album cuts like "Miss Me," "Up All Night," "Fireworks," "Fancy," and bonus track "9AM in Dallas," a freestyle rap that leaked online days before the album release.
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MTV followed Drake in the weeks leading up to the release of his new LP, Thank Me Later. The "Drake: Better Than Good Enough" documentary will re-air on MTV Friday at 4 p.m., Saturday at 12 p.m. and 9 p.m., and Sunday at 9 a.m.