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Drake, Grandma: Rapper Mourning the Death of His Grandmother

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On Thanksgiving, the “Best I Ever Had” rapper tweeted the news to fans, writing, “Rest in peace to my grandmother Evelyn Sher. What a day to go…thankful to have had the times we did.”

Drake, real name Aubrey Graham, had a close bond with his grandma and mentioned her in his song “The Resistance” and sung about her on an unreleased track “The Winner.” He rapped in the tune: “Yeah, and in the name of Evelyn Sher/I’ll forever forgive anybody that never was there/For me, no other woman could ever compare/My angel I hope heaven’s prepared for whenever you there.”

Evelyn also appeared on the end of Drake’s 2011 song, “Look What I’ve Done.” At the end of the song, Evelyn tells her grandson, “All I can say Aubrey is, I remember the good times we had together and the times I used to look after you and I still have wonderful feelings about that. So God bless you, and I hope I’ll see you.”

The two also were featured in a deleted scene from Drake’s 2010 MTV documentary, Drake: Better Than Good Enough. In the clip, Drake visited Evelyn in a nursing home after signing to Universal Motown/Young Money.

According to the photographer via MTV, Drake and his grandmother shared a sweet exchange while cameras were filming. After talking about crossword puzzles, Drake told Evelyn that he had signed a deal and now had millions of dollars in his account, asking her what she would like, now that he could buy her anything in the world. “How about a hug and kiss?,” she reportedly told him. And Drake did just that, kissing her on the forehead and embracing her in a picture that was captured.

Boombox wants to send our condolences to Drake and his family.

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