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It was previously announced that Drake would be bringing back U.K. gang drama, Top Boy, for a third season. Drake bought the rights of the show in 2017 in order to revive it after the show was cancelled. Rumors initially floated around that he would be starring in the show, but that isn’t the case. However, he is the executive producer of the show.
Wednesday night, Drake joined the cast and crew on the red carpet for the premier for the show’s third season. Ahead of the show’s debut, Drake hit the stage to deliver a heartfelt speech to the audience.
“I think September 13th is a real U.K. heritage moment that you should all be very proud of. You all made it happen, I just really wanted it to happen. To the cast, new and old, the crew, the writers, the production team — everybody that pulled this all together. I really do appreciate it,” he said.
Drake then seemingly threw a bit of shade at the critics who continuously accuse him of appropriating British culture.
“I just want to say thank you so much for letting me be apart of it. I know a lot of time, people are like, ‘You’re not even from there — just don’t ever forget you’re not from there’… Sometimes it’s not just about where you’re from, it’s about places that make you wish you were from there and you all inspire me,” he added.
Drake then decided to take some time to salute U.K. artist, Dave Santan, who he worked with on the track “I Know (Remix)”.
“I don’t mean to single anybody out but I just wanted to say to my brother Dave, I’m so proud of you man. I remember from jumping on your song to now, I’m just so proud of the growth for everybody,” he said. Top Boy season 3 hits Netflix on September 13th.