If there’s one person that knows all too well about Drake’s fast-track rise to the top of the charts, it’s his mother, Sandi Graham. During MTV News’ Grammy Awards red-carpet live-stream on Sunday, the Young Money MC and his mom shared their excitement over the landmark event with hosts “Jersey Shore” starlet Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Sway.
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“I’m excited. I’m glad you’re here,” a fresh-suited Drake told the breakout reality star after exchanging some friendly (and flirty) lines. However, the hip-hop heavyweight was also excited to show off his date for the big night: his mother.
After exchanging a hug with the Snooks, Sandi went on to explain to the hosts about how pleased she was to share the Grammy evening with her son. “It is an extremely exciting moment. I’ve always been proud of my son, but to see him come to a pinnacle like this is really quite a journey,” she told Sway before flashing a smile. “It’s wonderful. I feel honored to be here, to be part of this.”
“He’s a great challenge, but in a great way. He is a unique guy,” she continued.
As for Drake’s onstage collabo with Rihanna, the rapper explained that preparation for the performance with the Barbadian songstress went smoothly as ever due to their tight connection.
“Rehearsal was just like any other day with us. I mean, we have an incredible bond,” he said. “It was amazing to get a #1 song with somebody that I love dearly. Now to share it with the world tonight on this platform — I’m very excited.”
Even with his slew of song team-ups, Drake admitted that Rihanna is the only one he would want to share the Grammy stage with, saying, “I wouldn’t want to be up there with anyone else this year. I think it’s a great step for both of us.”
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