After getting word of one of his fans was hospitalized with a rare form of brain cancer from frequent collaborator Mustafa the Poet, Drake sent the 14-year-old a personalized video message over the weekend (October 4). The 6 God shared a few words of encouragement to uplift Zelek Murray’s spirits for his birthday.
“I can’t imagine how tough you have to be, and Mustafa let me know how you’re a fan of mine,” Drake states in the clip. “Well, I’m a fan of you. I’m a fan of people with heart, and I can tell that you have a lot of heart. I just wanna tell you, stay strong, I love you, and I appreciate you.”
Zelek’s priceless reaction to the heartfelt gesture was also captured on video, as the 14-year-old was in complete shock to be hearing from his hero Drake before giving his mother a huge hug.
“This was so heartfelt and touching because Drake took the time out to give my son words of encouragement and light during a time that’s been very dark for me and my family,” Zelek’s mom Temeka relayed to The Shade Room. “The birthday has touched him in ways I’ll never be able to put into words.”
Drake also reposted the moment to his Instagram story via Mustafa the Poet.
After unveiling he dated SZA back in 2008 on 21 Savage’s “Mr. Right Now,” the TDE singer cleared up the confusion surrounding Drake’s claims on Sunday (October 4).
“So it was actually 2009 lol,” she said. “In this case a year of poetic rap license mattered. Lol I think he jus innocently rhymed 08 w wait. Anybody who really knows me and was around during this time can confirm.. it’s all love all peace.”
SZA continued, “I just didn’t want anybody thinking anything underage or creepy was happening. Completely innocent. Lifetimes ago.”
I just didn’t want anybody thinking anything underage or creepy was happening . Completely innocent . Lifetimes ago .