Drake‘s former bodyguard, Mike Van Wyck, has opened up about his relationship working with the chart topping rapper-singer.
Throughout an interview with Cash Buys Happiness, Wyck, who spent six years working safety for the OVO rapper, shined some mild on what it was like burning the midnight oil with Drizzy.
When probed concerning the largest lessoned he discovered from his time with the Licensed Lover Boy, he revealed it was his “work ethic.”
“I assumed I had work ethic and I do. I suppose if you happen to ask folks about me, I do work arduous. I don’t actually take days off and kinda of simply grind on a regular basis. However, to see a man at that stage — watch them exit evening after evening — particularly on excursions and carry out, it’s robotic. In a really optimistic method. Not in a adverse method.”
Elaborating on the 36-year-old’s diligence, he added, “It’s engrained. This showmanship. This particular person, the particular person turns into on stage and the way they carry out from present to point out — you could possibly most likely run the exhibits overlapping one another and it might look the identical. There’s that a lot consistency to it and also you’d determine like somebody that’s doing that form of work would have an evening off.”
“I’m watching this particular person do that each evening and to see the seems on these faces and to grasp that stage of labor ethic and that stage of consistency is fairly wild to see, in particular person” he concluded.
As for the way the skilled bodybuilder and health coach first linked with Drizzy he revealed, “I used to be kinda in the appropriate place on the proper time and we had mutual folks we knew and I kinda obtained requested to come back round and it simply took off from there.”
Afterward, reflecting on his early profession —serving as each a bouncer and native personal safety — he shared that it was a blast from the previous that led to him gaining employment with the rapper. “I had a connection to the group by 40 [producer Noah “40” Shebib]. So, 40 and me went to the identical camp after we had been youthful — we didn’t hang around at camp as a result of we had totally different crews — however we knew who one another had been.” He added, “After I was simply residing my life and I might see stuff about Drake arising, they’d at all times point out this 40 man and I used to be like that’s fucking Noah.”
Coming full circle, the duo have periodically hit the health club collectively, with Wyck noting that the 4 time Grammy winner has “at all times been a really supportive particular person in my life — supported me it doesn’t matter what. He’s a extremely good dude.”
In the meantime, Drake not too long ago made headlines after internet hosting a live performance collection at Harlem’s iconic Apollo Theater on Saturday (January 21) and Sunday (January 22), the place he, alongside The Diplomats — Jim Jones, Cam’ron, Juelz Santana, and Freekey Zekey — carried out hits like “I Actually Imply It,” “Dipset Anthem” and “We Fly Excessive (Ballin’).”
Throughout evening one, Drizzy wore Cam’ron’s well-known pink fur coat and hat, and was gifted a customized OVO x Dipset bracelet by Jim Jones.
“These guys proper right here from Harlem made us gown totally different, discuss totally different, stroll totally different, rap totally different — all the best way in Canada,” the Toronto hitmaker instructed the gang earlier than Cam, Jim, Juelz and Freekey Zekey left the stage.
Attendees included Kevin Durant, Odell Beckham Jr. and Ice Spice — who Drake allegedly dissed on his newest album Her Loss following experiences that he unfollowed her on Instagram — in addition to the Toronto rapper’s mom and longtime producer Noah “40” Shebib.
For the second evening, Drake wore the Diplomats’ U.S. flag jacket that Cam’ron wore in his “Get ‘Em Women” music video, whereas Santana and Jones rocked customized Dipset x OVO jackets designed by Jeff Hamilton.