As previously reported, Drake took the stage at the Bryce Jordan Center in Happy Valley last night on the first date of his Club Paradise tour, to help the good people of Penn State take their mind off the Jerry Sandusky scandal that has resulted in the termination of legendary football coach Joe Paterno’s tenure at PSU and has embroiled the entire campus. Though some folks on the twitterverse believed he should have canceled the gig, amidst the controversy, most appear glad that he went on. “DRAKE KILLED IT AT PENN STATE LASTNIGHT.
#BALEEDAT” tweeted @OneHunnidEnt, and @ASAPNAST wrote “dis ni**uh drake is officially asap !!!” which we’re pretty sure is a good thing. (Of course, some wisenheimers couldn’t resist the obvious jokes: “Hope Drake doesn’t get in the shower at that Penn state concert..” tweeted @fuzeb.)
While on stage, Drake addressed the PSU crowds, lovers and haters alike. “I want to truly thank you for being able to come together and have a great evening,” he told them. “Like I said, despite everything that’s going on around you, this is one of the greatest schools in the motherfuckin’ world. I love you.” He continued in support of the school: “I’d love to come back some time, maybe with some of my family like Nicki Minaj. So while I work on making that happen, you work on being the beautiful people that you are. And until next time I see you, take care.” Well, in Happy Valley they say, that the PSU crowd’s heart grew three sizes that
day night. Who knew Drake’s already expansive skill set also included crisis management?