Drake Flirts With Vanessa Hudgens & Nicki Minaj During His 2017 Billboard Awards Speech — VIDEO
On Sunday night, Drake won the 2017 Billboard Music Award for Top Billboard 200 Album for Views. In his acceptance speech, the Canadian rapper used the opportunity to turn on the charm. In case you missed it, Drake flirted with Vanessa Hudgens and Nicki Minaj during his BBMAs speech. He started off by talking about a friend who didn't initially support his album, but then concluded that we're all on earth for a limited time and we should make the most of it. So, tying into that spirit, Drake took the opportunity to hit on the awards show's co-host, Hudgens, in front of the crowd at Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena.
"With that, I want to say: Vanessa Hudgens, you look incredible tonight," Drake announced. From the audience, the cameras caught Nicki Minaj mouthing to Drake, "Excuse me, what about me?"
But don't worry, Drake addressed Minaj later in his speech. He told her from the stage, "I'm so glad we found our way back, and I love you, and I couldn't see it any other way." Aww! In response, Minaj repeatedly relayed to Drake that she loved him, too. This acceptance speech was truly a rollercoaster of emotions: identifying false friends, coming to terms with mortality on earth, and expressing love for Hudgens and Minaj.
LMAO DRAKE COMPLIMENTED VANESSA HUDGENS AND NICKI MOUTHED "EXCUSE ME WHAT ABOUT ME" pic.twitter.com/L1Gj6HyYcp— cynthia (@jiminhobis) May 22, 2017
Later in the evening, Drake performed his track "Gyalchester" by the famous fountains by the Bellagio Resort and Casino in Las Vegas among fireworks and flames. He's won seven awards so far, including the trophies for Top Male Artist, Top 100 Artist, and Top Song Sales Artist, among several others.
And that sums up the night for Drake. Winning awards — and hearts.