Drake Mourning Loss of Beloved Grandmother
Thanksgiving is supposed to be a time for family togetherness and being grateful for what you have. Without a doubt, this is also the case for Drake’s family but, unfortunately, for some very sad reasons.
The Canadian star tweeted (on Thanksgiving day): "Rest in peace to my grandmother Evelyn Sher. What a day to go...thankful to have had the times we did."
The rapper, who was born Aubrey Graham, was very close to his grandmother and, on at least a couple of occasions, paid tribute to her in his songs. On “The Winner” he rapped: "Yeah, and in the name of Evelyn Sher/I'll forever forgive anybody that never was there/For me, no other woman could ever compare/My angel I hope heaven's prepared for whenever you there."
Pretty powerful words but there were some other extremely noteworthy moments shared between the two.
MTV aired a documentary about Drake in 2010 (Drake: Better Than Good Enough) and in one scene he is shown spending time with her when he tells her that he’s signed a record deal and now has millions of dollars. When he asks her what she wants him to give her, she says: “how about a hug and kiss?” How amazing is that!?
Also, fans will remember that at the end of his song “Look What I’ve Done,” Evelyn says: "All I can say Aubrey is, I remember the good times we had together and the times I used to look after you and I still have wonderful feelings about that. So God bless you, and I hope I'll see you."
What an incredible lady. Our condolences go out to Drake and his entire family.