Drake Says Lil Wayne Thought His Last Name Was "Rogers" Because of His Email Address

Drake and Lil Yachty spoke about Lil Wayne not realizing what Drake’s real name was when he rapped Drake’s email address on one of their first collaborations.

Drake and Lil yachty at a party

Drake and Lil yachty at a party

Drake and Lil yachty at a party

In the debut episode of Lil Yachty’s A Moody Conversation interview series, the Atlanta rapper brought out Drake where the two spoke about several Canadian heritage moments, like the time Lil Wayne didn’t realize what Drake’s real name was when he rapped Drake’s email address on one of their first collaborations.

In 2008, Drake and Lil Wayne joined forces on “Ransom,” a densely rapped lyric-fest that sees both rappers go at it for lengthy verses. In the second half of Wayne’s verse, he references Drake and calls him “Drizzy Drake Rogers” thinking that “Rogers” was actually his last name and not his email provider.

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“And I think his name was kinda like ‘Drake Drizzy Rogers’ / Or ‘Drizzy Drake Rogers,’ I’m too busy to play father,” Wayne rapped.

During the interview, Yachty asked Drake if people still call him “Drake Drizzy Rogers,” clearly referencing “Ransom” from 15 years ago.

Drake then asked Yachty if he knows the story behind the name.

“My email was drizzydrake@rogers.com, Rogers was the service provider in Canada and [Wayne] didn’t realize the ‘at’ in the email was like a middle interference,” Drake explained. "He just thought my name was Drizzy Drake Rogers. I mean he rapped it once, I just didn’t have the heart to correct him.”

Rogers wasn’t the only moment of Canadian heritage during the interview.

About halfway through the interview, the pair of rappers went on a tangent about upbringings, nature versus nurture, and, of course, where accents come from.

“Our accents [...] we probably all sound foreign to you being from Toronto because of just a place that we’re from,” Drake explained. “I don’t know who started talking like that! I’d love to meet that guy. I literally want to meet the first Toronto man of all time. I don’t know who he is. I don’t know where he got the accent from or any of that but I know that he’s influenced all of us. I’m a full father talking like internet memes because that’s just my upbringing.”

Though the conversation doesn’t go much further than that, Drake was pretty clear about his desire to meet the originators of the Toronto accent.

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