Drake is gifting fans with performances of songs off his forthcoming LP, 'Take Care,' which leaked online earlier this week, and he touched down on the campus of Penn State University Thursday night (Nov. 10) to do so.

While the university is currently engulfed in a child abuse scandal that has caused officials to enforce the firing of Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, the Young Money rhymer lifted 15,000 students' spirits by showing up to the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park with music on his mind.

"I want to truly thank you for being able to come together and have a great evening," Drake told the audience. "Despite everything that's going on around you, this is one of the greatest schools in the motherf---in' world. I love you. I'd love to come back some time, maybe with some of my family like Nicki Minaj. So while I work on making that happen, you work on being the beautiful people that you are. And until next time I see you, take care."

The 25-year-old MC, who sported a white cutoff Penn State hoodie and royal blue leopard-print jeans, moved through his Nicki Minaj-assisted banger 'Make Me Proud,' the boast-heavy 'Headlines' and his oft-covered slow jam 'Marvin's Room.'

This set saw Drake grabbing the mic and kicking off his Club Paradise tour, which he will take to Chicago Nov. 13, two days before his sophomore LP, 'Take Care,' officially debuts.

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