After a visit to The Tonight Show and pulling double-duty on Saturday Night Live last weekend, Drake paid a visit to The Ellen Show on Tuesday afternoon (May 17). The Canadian star sat down with Ellen to discuss the tough task of hosting and performing on SNL, the load affecting his “One Dance” performance, Drake connecting with 8-year-old viral star Demarjay Smith at the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, being friends with Rihanna, and more.
After getting surprised by a look-a-like from the “Hotline Bling” video, Drake was joined by Jared Leto as the two played Ellen’s favorite game “Never Have I Ever.”
The countdown is on for Ariana Grande’s Dangerous Woman LP, which arrives in six days on May 20. After debuting the Future-assisted “Everyday,” and “Greedy” this week, Ariana closes the week by releasing “Side to Side” featuring Nicki Minaj.
The pint-sized diva sings over the sounds of the Caribbean, as Nicki Minaj takes it back to Trinidad, blessing the song with a guest verse. The track serves as Ariana and Nicki’s third collaboration, following Jessie J’s “Bang Bang” and “Get On Your Knees” off Minaj’s The Pinkprint.
Macklemore paid a visit to The White House on Thursday (May. 12), sitting down with President Barack Obama for a candid conversation on opioid abuse in the United States. The Grammy Award-winning rapper joined the POTUS in his weekly address released this weekend, bringing awareness to the epidemic and offering solutions such as working with local law enforcement and citing a provision in Obamacare that requires health care coverage include treatment.
“I’m here with President Obama because I take this personally,” says Macklemore during the address. “I abused prescription drugs and battled addiction. If I hadn’t gotten the help I needed when I needed it, I might not be here today.”
Drake pulled double-duty, serving as host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live this weekend. Aside from starring in many hilarious skits where he played a cars salesman, 70s jazz musician, and a Hulk Hogan-like prom chaperone, the Toronto rapper hit the SNL stage for two performances.
Introduced by Chris Rock, Drake’s first set was a reflection of the middle half of his new LP VIEWS. Backed by two dancers and plenty of moves, Drizzy tapped into album’s summer theme by performing his No. 1 smash-hit “One Dance.” The face of OVO would later return, tapping into the album’s winter theme as snow fell during the energetic “Hype.”