Drake Teams With Bill Clinton for Fundraiser
Drake scored big when former President Bill Clinton tapped the Toronto MC to showcase his talents Thursday (March 17) during a fundraiser for the Millennium Network, in support of Clinton's non-profit organization, The Clinton Foundation.
Director Brett Ratner, actor/singer Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington and a slew of other big names, students and philanthropists attended the event, which aimed to raise funds to benefit Clinton's foundation to encourage young students and activists under the age of 45 to address global challenges like climate change, childhood obesity and economic development at home and abroad.
Before Drake greeted attendees, Clinton offered a warm yet comedic introduction. "Our performer tonight really doesn't need me to introduce him and probably doesn't need me to tell you that you'll like him 'cause he's 40 years younger than I am," he jokingly said. "We do have one thing in common. He was recently nominated for a Grammy and I won two. Unlike me, his first album was No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and he's worked and recorded with a lot of famous people including my fellow New Yorker and friend Jay-Z."
Drake then commanded the stage, inside Boulevard3 on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, where he performed 'Show Me a Good Time,' a track off his debut album 'Thank Me Later.' "I'd like to first of all say how honored I am to be here this evening," the rapper told the crowd. "I'm a 24-year-old kid from Canada and I truly take tonight as one of the most important nights of my life. With that being said, let's have some fun."
Currently, the Young Money signee is working on tracks to complete 'Take Care,' the follow-up to his debut LP.