“I told him she was doing his song, and even yesterday when I was telling her I might let him come by or do a message, I knew that he would come. I was waiting to see the look on her face,” Nicki told “Access Hollywood.”
Viewers might not have gotten to see much of Candice’s expression because as soon as she saw Drake, she buried her face in her hands and then turned to hug the rapper who expressed his pride in her.
Candice is a finalist on the popular talent competition show and performed her own version of Drake’s “For Your Love” last night. None of the contestants were eliminated at the conclusion of the episode, but that was only icing on the cake for Candice, who was already having an awesome night.
“Best night ever. I can’t thank you enough for coming,” tweeted Candice. “I was surprised & happy. I will remember that moment for the rest of my life. Thank you @NICKIMINAJ for doing that for me. #iloveyou.”
It was Nicki’s idea to ask her Young Money counterpart to come on the show, but she said she didn’t have to twist his arm.
“Drake is a sweetheart for doing that. I know he’s busy, and he came here and he was ready and waiting. He made her life. So, I’m appreciative,” Nicki said.
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