Drake, at Andrew Zucker's Bar Mitzvah
Where: The Four Seasons Restaurant (New York)
Date: May 7, 2011
Songs Performed: "Best I Ever Had," "What's My Name," and "Over," among others.
1. This bar mitzvah, for the kid of former NBC chairman Jeff Zucker, was supposed to be played by Kanye West. Yeezy wanted a million. Drake undercut him, playing the show for $250 G's.
2. Drake's speeches between songs during this were straight up incredible. If you think the Take Care interludes are inspirational, may we suggest fast-fowarding to 3:55 in the above video, which, as of this writing, has only been seen by a handful of people?
"Tonight, this is your moment. I want to let you know: You're now a man. So I want to encourage you, man, to make the right decisions. Pick your friends wisely. It seems like you got a lot of great people around you that love you. I want you to take a lot of wisdom from the people in this room, too. [...] To all my young Jewish men, keep being great Jewish men. I'mma do the same."
Immortalized in Song?
Oh yes: "Just performed at a bar mitzvah over in the statesss/used half of the money to beat my brother's cassse."