On Sunday, Drake won Artist of the Decade at the Billboard Music Awards, and he really went all out celebrating. Variety reports that the musician rented the SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, which has a 70,000 person capacity, to host a very intimate dinner in comparison to seating.
Dinner was set up right on the 50-yard line and included celeb guests like The Weeknd, Chris Brown, DJ Khaled, Doja Cat, SZA, and more intimate family like his son Adonis, who made an appearance with him on stage at the Billboard Music Awards.
“He rented the entire stadium for the night,” a source said. “The stadium has a gigantic banner with his name and ‘Artist of the Decade.’ There are huge champagne towers and several bars set up throughout the stadium. Drake also has cute album books featuring his favorite moments through his career set up around the stadium.”
It definitely looks like it was a fun night:
His speech at the awards was more modest than the celebration.
“I’m really self-conscious about my music, and even if I do a good job, I always wonder how I could have done it better,” he said. “I rarely celebrate anything. And just for anyone watching this, that’s wondering how this happened, that’s really the answer: it’s being so unsure how you’re getting it done that you just kind of keep going in the hopes of figuring out the formula. Feeling so lucky and blessed that the fear of losing it keeps you up at night.”
He continued, “I didn’t really write a grandiose speech about how to make it work or what it took, ’cause to be really honest with you I don’t quite understand it myself. I just know I’ve spent an incalculable amount of hours tryna analyze all of the things I did wrong, but tonight, for once, I’m sure as hell we did something right.”
You don’t need to give a grandiose speech when you have a grandiose celebration waiting for you at the goal line.