One of the most graceful stars in Hollywood, Denzel Washington is an outstanding entertainer. His beautiful personality and stellar work have won him millions of fans worldwide. A true gentleman, he is looked up to by many stars in Hollywood. The Equalizer star has influenced many other celebrities. 

One such star is the Canadian rap legend, Drake. It turns out that the two go a long way back. Washington met Drake when the rap icon was a kid in Toronto. However, Denzel Washington forgot all about it, until the God’s Plan hitmaker reminded him of it years later. A fascinating story indeed!

Denzel Washington and Drake’s First Encounter

Dezel Washington
Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington is one of the most talented actors and filmmakers in Hollywood. His portrayal in American Gangster has made him a superstar in the film industry. Washington has starred in many big banner films like Philadelphia, Safe House, Malcolm X, and Cry Freedom. In a recent interview with Good Morning America, The Equalizer movie actor opens up about his work with the Boys & Girls Club which provides voluntary after-school programs for young people. The actor also recalls meeting the famous Canadian rapper Drake when he was a kid in Toronto.

Denzel Washington recalls meeting Drake for the first time he said,

“You just never know who you touch. I met a kid in Toronto who came up and was fascinated because I was like this star, and he wanted to talk to me, and he couldn’t believe that he met me.”

Dezel Washington and Drake
Denzel Washington and Drake

The actor continued,

“Well, 10 or 15 years later, he came up and he said, ‘You don’t remember when you met me.’ I said, ‘No.’ His name is Drake. And he said what I said to him, he never forgot.”

Reflecting on his time with the American non-profit organization Washington shared,

“I was that 6-year-old kid that was nervous. What am I now? I’m still that 6-year-old, wide-eyed kid who’s curious about life. I was being taught about grace, about winning with grace and losing with grace, and being a leader and all of these things.”

According to the site,

“Boys & Girls Clubs of America is a national, nonprofit organization which provides programs and services to promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by installing a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence.”

Denzel Washington has served as the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s national spokesperson for over two decades. 

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Drake Has Always Been Fond of Denzel Washington

Cannadian Rapper Drake
Canadian Rapper Drake

Drake is one of the biggest rappers in the world. His musical genius and charisma have won the Laugh Now Cry Later hitmaker millions of fans worldwide. To pay tribute to his favorite singers and stars, the rap legend often gets tattoos of them. Drake got a tattoo of one of his favorite actors’ face portraits on his body in 2017. According to reports, he got a tattoo of Denzel Washington’s character which he played in the 1990 film Mo’ Better Blues.

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In an earlier interview with The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the Man on Fire star discussed Drake’s tattoo and said,

“I heard about this. Now you got me wondering: where is that? That’s crazy.”

Denzel Washington and Drake’s sweet first meeting is a story not many know. The fact that Washington forgot about it and was reminded by Drake years later makes it even more fascinating. The two stars are at the pinnacle of their respective fields and have much respect and love for each other.

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Recently, the Hotline bling rapper released a fresh album art that raised many eyebrows. It featured a Kim Kardashian look-alike and this created waves in the music industry.

Source: Good Morning America – Denzel Washington 

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