On the opening track of Nothing Was The Same called "Tuscan Leather," Drake namedrops Ellen DeGeneres on the lines:
"Yeah, Tom Ford Tuscan Leather smelling like a brick
Degenerates, but even Ellen love our shit
Rich enough that I don't have to tell 'em that I'm rich
Self explanatory, you just here to spread the story, wassup"
"Tuscan Leather" is the Noah "40" Shebib-produced song that samples Whitney Houston in a variety of ways.
It looks like that little shoutout got him in her good graces, that is if she heard an early version of the album because he'll be performing on her show this Friday, according to her website:
Remember the last time Drake was on Ellen with Jamie Foxx? Revisit that crazy performance below: