Drake gives big shoutout to Arya Stark for 'putting in that work' after his Billboard Music Awards win
Drake is not here for the haters — he's all about love, hard work and 'Game of Thrones'. Yes, the rapper is a GoT fan and he made that clear during his big night at the Billboard Music awards 2019 where he won Top Male Artist and Top Billboard 200 Album for his latest work Scorpion. As he accepted his award for the album, the 'Hotline Bling' star said, "Thank you to everybody who gave me their time, their energy, stayed away from their family and friends while we were trying to complete this. I always had a dream of doing a double album and I finally did it so now I'll never do it again," he said.
"I need a glass of champagne," the performer joked, before concluding, "Hey, shout out to Arya Stark for putting in that work last week. Hey!" he said as the venue erupted in cheers. The 'Game of Thrones' character, played by Maisie Williams, who had the most epic moment last Sunday during the Battle of Winterfell. Of course, Sophie Turner's reaction was absolutely priceless.
He further added, "I just want to thank my mom for her relentless effort in my life. I want to thank my mom for all the times you drove me to the piano. All the times you drove me to basketball and hockey, that clearly didn’t work out. All the times you drove me to ‘Degrassi.’ No matter how long it took me to figure out what I wanted to do, you were always there to give me a ride, and now we’re on one hell of a ride,” Drake said.
The rapper who has 27 Billboard awards in his name also went on to talk about supporting artists in his speech. Drake also picked up top artist — besting Cardi B, Ariana Grande, Post Malone and Travis Scott. "This one is special to me because its an artist award," he said. "We've had a series of unfortunate losses within our business. I just want to encourage everybody to let other artists in the business know how you feel about them - let them know you love them, respect them while we are still here."
He added, "Schoolboy Q said something really nice about me the other day and I had to sit there and debate whether or not I should reach out to him and I didn't feel like being that guy who was too cool. So I did and I told him it meant the world to me," he said. He went to give quick shout outs to Offset, who toured with him recently. "Tell somebody you love their music, just show some love," he said.