By Sowmya Krishnamurthy
When Drake shouted out Keith Sweat on his new song “All Me” featuring Big Sean and 2 Chainz, he probably didn’t realize he had such a huge fan in the R&B singer. Drake refers to himself as the “light skinned Keith Sweat” on the song and Sweat couldn’t be more honored.
He told Complex, ” It’s real flattering to know that someone who is on the top of their game will still acknowledge my music and what I’ve done. I’m a big fan of hip-hop anyway, I’m most definitely a fan of Drake, he’s at the top of his game, you can’t be mad at him. His music is melodic as well as edgy.”
The singer, known for hits like “Nobody” and “Make It Last Forever,” laughed and said of Drake, “He’s keeping me relevant. I’ve had great success in my music career and by him using my name, it makes me feel good.” The name-check has kept Sweat’s phone ringing all day.
“People were calling me this morning like, ‘Drake put you on his new record talking about how he’s the light-skinned you.’” Sweat continued,” I had to laugh. For him to acknowledge what I’m doing and my career—you’re not going to use somebody’s name whose not relevant in your record when you’re somebody like Drake.”
Sweat says that he’s only met Drizzy once but he hopes one day they can collaborate. “Hopefully one day, him and I could do something, I could do a hook. I could do a cameo in the video, that would be hot.”