Yesterday evening, Drake was interviewed by journalist Elliot Wilson as part of Wilson’s CRWN interview series at New York University’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. During the in-depth two-hour interview, Drake spoke on a variety of subjects including his goals for the new goal, his thoughts on Kendrick Lamar’s “Control,” his upcoming song with the Wu-Tang Clan, his online lurking habits, his new Jaden Smith shirt and his desire to be like LeBron James. At one point, he poured some champagne for a lucky mother in the crowd.
In a world of constant social media, the entire event was narrated in real-time over Twitter, Instagram and Facebook by the various fans, journalists and NYU students that were in attendance during the event, allowing those who chose to stay home and watch the penultimate episode of Breaking Bad a glimpse at what happened. XXL has collected the best tweets from audience members about Drake’s NYU appearance for you to read.
Drake says he respects Kendrick Lamar but its time for him to “show and prove”.. He says 1 album is not consistency #CRWN
— Sowmya Krishnamurthy (@SowmyaK) September 23, 2013
made a drake drinking rose during this interview joke earlier and drake is definitely drinking rose during this interview #CRWN
— maria sherman (@mariasherm) September 23, 2013
Drake wants to hug us all!! #crwn
— NWTS 24/09 (@TumiiMbhele) September 23, 2013
— HashtagNYU (@HashtagNYU) September 23, 2013
Crazy that Drake did that interview for Elliott Wilson in a hall dedicated to the CEO of the National Jewish Memorial Wall.
— ∞ Moses (@WordToMoses) September 23, 2013
Of course the one time an artist comes to NYU its @drake and its not even a musical performance and instead a dialogue
— Isaac-ito (@IM_TFL) September 16, 2013
Drake was at NYU tn. I’m not sure if he was there for a prayer meeting, group counseling, doing a motivational speech or….
— TRAYMOMMY (@TracyCozette) September 23, 2013
“I do subtweet sometimes though.” – @Drake
— JasFly (@JasFly) September 23, 2013
I thought that Jaden Reaction was priceless so I had to put it on a shirt.
— Chris Uño (@CRS_One) September 23, 2013
— Natalia Arenas (@natyarenasg) September 23, 2013
I guess I could have seen drake at NYU tonight but I was too busy eating a burrito
— Claire Voon (@ceeevoon) September 23, 2013