Drake's former bodyguard says the rapper has a 'robotic' work ethic: 'That level of consistency is pretty wild to see'
Drake's former bodyguard has opened up on what it was like working with the rapper.
Mike Van Wyck called the Canadian rapper's work ethic "robotic."
"That level of work ethic and that level of consistency is pretty wild to see," he said.
Drake's former bodyguard has opened up on what it was like working with the Canadian rapper.
"I thought I had work ethic, and I do," Mike Van Wyck said during an appearance on the "Money Buys Happiness" podcast on Sunday.
"I guess if you ask people about me, I do work hard, I don't really take days off and kind of just grind all the time. But, to see a guy at that level — watch them go out night after night — especially on tours and perform, it's robotic. In a very positive way. Not in a negative way."
Van Wyck, who guarded Drake for six years, added that not only does the "One Dance" rapper have an insane work ethic, but that he's also incredibly consistent.
"It's ingrained, this showmanship," he said. "This person, the person [he] becomes on stage and how they perform from show to show — you could probably run the shows overlapping each other and it would look the same. There is that much consistency to it and you'd figure like someone that's doing that kind of work would have a night off.
"I'm watching this person do this every night and to see the looks on these faces and to understand that level of work ethic and that level of consistency is pretty wild to see, in person."
To date, Drake has released seven studio albums, three compilation albums, four extended plays, seven mixtapes, and 140 singles, including 81 as a featured artist.
His latest project, a collaborative album with 21 Savage titled "Her Loss," was released in November and shot to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart.
Last week, Savage, who appeared on Drake's previous two studio albums, recalled how the project came together.
"He texted me," he said. "I was already thinking about it, but I didn't want to look like a thirsty ass young rapper who was like, 'Drake, let's do a mixtape!' because I know how I would look at it.
"I didn't want to overstep what we had going on, because we talk on the regular. I didn't want him to think there was a motive behind how I fuck with him, so I just played my role and let him know that I fuck with him period."
"He's got a good heart, so we already be talking about regular shit, and then he was like, 'Let's just do a tape' and we started sending each other shit," Savage added.
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