Drake Promises ‘Larger-Than-Life’ ‘SNL’ Set

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By Robert Markman

Drake only burst onto the scene in 2009, but in those two years there isn’t too much that the Toronto MC hasn’t done. By tomorrow night, Drizzy can cross a “Saturday Night Live” appearance off of his list of accomplishments because, for the first time, the Young Money soldier will appear on the show as the musical guest alongside host Anna Faris.

“It’s crazy places that rap music can take you and doors that can open up off of the things that we’ve worked on all these years,” Drake told MTV News after “SNL” show rehearsals on Thursday in New York. “It’s so crazy being here today with the same band that I’ve been rolling with — all guys from Toronto. This is crazy, man, this is crazy. It’s an honor for sure.”

During his musical set, Drake will perform songs from his November 15 album Take Care, including his newly released “Make Me Proud,” which features Nicki Minaj. Although Drake wouldn’t confirm whether Nicki will appear with him on Saturday, he did promise a “larger-than-life” performance.

“One thing that I do notice is not too many people bring atmosphere change [as 'SNL' musical guests], so I really pushed to change the station into something different and I think I did a great job of that,” he said. “I just hope that visually and sonically, it’s a superior performance.”

While things weren’t completely finalized when we caught up with the former “Degrassi” star, he said he also hoped to be able to get some acting in: “I think that I’m gonna be involved in the actual skits.”

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