Aubrey Drake Graham has had more success than anyone else in the music industry. Over the years, the rapper has dominated numerous different charts all over the world. Drake’s rise to fame, from starring in Degrassi to breaking records as a rapper, is inspiring. Among his major awards are four Grammys, six American Music Awards, a record 27 Billboard Music Awards, two Brit Awards, and three Juno Awards.
Drake remembers being turned down because of his outfit choices
On Sunday, the 36-year-old Canadian rapper performed his second of two shows at Harlem’s historic Apollo Theater. During the second half of the performance, a man fell from the second floor into the orchestra pit. And the singer had to put his show on hold while he made sure everyone was okay. It was announced fifteen minutes later that no one had been injured and that the event would go on as scheduled.
During an intimate concert in New York on Sunday, he opened up about his early career setbacks. The rapper also reflected on his first trip to New York, when many labels refused to sign him.
The Hotline Bling rapper talks about his struggling days during the concert
The SiriusXM-sponsored event began with a bedroom-inspired stage design that closely resembles his mother’s basement. On the other side of the stage, there was a table and some chairs set up.
“I came here with my uncle, trying to get signed, you know? I think I sat in front of everybody for, like, a week straight. “And I got turned down by everybody for like, a week straight,” Drake shared with the audience.
“In all fairness, my outfit choices at the time were horrible,” the Jumpman singer continued. “They said I looked corny. I don’t disagree. I was probably wearing some Club Monaco khakis with a button-up or something. It was terrible.”
During the show, the rapper got candid about his personal life, sharing stories of his struggles and revealing how he was being called out for his corny outfit choices.
The Lord Knows rapper performed at Harlem’s historic Apollo Theater
The God’s Plan rapper has successfully conquered the music industry with his hit music. The king of hip-hop has accomplished things that other musicians can only hope to accomplish in their whole career. His achievement has resulted from his hard work.
Drake said on stage at the Apollo,
“The point is, I didn’t get signed that trip to New York,” Drake said onstage at the Apollo. “I went back home and I had to go back to my mom’s basement ’cause it didn’t play out like the way I thought it would. So I went back and I wrote some more songs to see if I could get signed, and eventually, somebody called.”
The rapper thanked the crowd for supporting him over the years and teased a tour with 21 Savage this summer. The show will be broadcast on Drake’s exclusive SiriusXM channel.