Drake’s surprise album “Honestly, Nevermind” is getting mixed reviews (some critics say it’s more house music than hip hop) but, hey, the man still wants to have fun.
On Friday night, Drake hosted a private listening party at Gala to celebrate the release. Insiders tell Miami.com that the Canadian music star rented out the entire club as he is wont to do (remember the Dave & Buster’s bash?)
No photos were permitted by any of the 300 or so attendees, but Drizzy and his photog Theo Skudra gave a sneak peek of a few of the festivities on Instagram.
We are told Drake arrived around 1 a.m. with a small crew, who were all wearing his new album merch, which was also handed out to guests.
Bold faced names included director Michael Bay, DJ Khaled, DJ Carnage and Miami Heat player P.J. Tucker.
The hitmaker made the rounds inside the intimate South Beach club, “holding court” and welcoming one and all.
Though his nickname (and handle) is Champagne Papi, the 35 year old father of one was seen downing tequila shots with Bay and dancing to his latest songs in the DJ booth.
The entire shebang ended at around the 5 a.m. mark.
Hours before, Drake was forced to defend his work, telling his followers: “It’s all good if you don’t get it yet. It’s all good,” he says in a video posted to his Stories. “That’s what we do. We wait for you to catch up. We’re in here, though. We’re caught up already. On to the next. My goodness.”