Drake Wrestles Tiger, Wows Fans In South Africa

'I went on a safari — I got tackled by a tiger!' Drake tells MTV News of his recent trip overseas.

Drake‘s Club Paradise Tour doesn’t kick off until next month, but that hasn’t stopped Drizzy from getting in some show dates. On Saturday, the Young Money soldier rocked the Bing Bar in Park City, Utah, during the Sundance Film Festival, and in December, he took a couple of dates in South Africa. During his trip, Drake learned not to underestimate his overseas fans and … to beware of tigers.

“Africa was amazing, man. Africa was amazing because I went, like, OK, I’m gonna have to do Rihanna ‘What’s My Name,’ I’m gonna have to do ‘Bedrock,’ I’m gonna have to do ‘Every Girl,’ ” Drake told MTV News of his planned playlist. “I went out there and I did the music that I thought they wanted to hear and all they were screaming was, like, they wanted to hear Take Care. They wanted to hear the new stuff.”

Of course, Drizzy has a ton of solo hits like “Best I Ever Had,” “Successful,” “Over” and “Find Your Love.” When you add in his high-powered collaborations with Rihanna, Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj, it all makes for a pretty impressive set list. Going into his African show dates, Drake didn’t even consider the impact that his material from the November-released Take Care would have on fans.

“I started performing the new stuff and they knew it word for word,” he said. “It was incredible. It was like 5,000 people.”

Apparently people aren’t the only ones to go crazy over the Toronto MC either: He has quite the effect on animals. “I went on a safari — I got tackled by a tiger!” he said. “It was crazy!”

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