Drake told fans at the All Canadian All-Stars event on Thursday, July 28:
“This next lady on the podium, I used to jump in my mom’s car and go all the way west for this donna here, feel me?” That’s why I have to introduce her personally. This is the first time I ever have a girlfriend on stage. “A true legend, someone I adore with all my heart.”
Keshia soon appeared on stage and the audience greeted her warmly. The musician then performed a handful of her songs and thanked Drake on Instagram, adding that she’d never seen the city come together like this. Chante also said that singing the songs she published as a teenager and hearing people singing the lyrics made her happy. Chante noted that she would cherish this memory for the rest of her life,
“Toronto, you’ve been riding for me from the start and I’m eternally grateful for your support.” Also a special thanks to everyone who broke these records at the beginning of my career and the reason is that my mom has certified plaques in her bed haha. DJ Scott Boogie, DJ Starting from Scratch, DJ X, Mark Strong & Jemini, Flow & Kiss FM, DJ Deuce, Hadi and many more. I worship you. From immature to enterprising children!!”
Everything there is to know about Drake’s first girlfriend
She is a well-known singer, television personality, actor, composer and philanthropist, also known as Keshia Chante Harper. She rose to prominence in the music business as a youngster, thanks to the success of songs like Unpredictable, Does He Love Me, Been Gone, Fallen and others. Chante has four albums to her credit and is most famous for co-hosting the music video program 106 & Park with Bow Wow. She has received a Juno Award, five Canadian Urban Music Awards and two Canadian Radio Music Awards.
She has a star on the Brampton Arts Walk of Fame and has multiple SOCAN No. 1 Awards won for composition. Harper is also known for her song Table Dancer, which reached the top of the Billboard charts. The 34-year-old has interviewed celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Dwayne Johnson, Morgan Freeman, Jennifer Lopez, Michelle Obama, Denzel Washington and Larry King, among others.
She has acted as a host and judge on several series including the BET Awards, Big Brother’s Aftershow, Top Chef Canada, Match Game and others. Chante has also raised donations for several charities, including WE Charity, Joyful Heart Foundation, World Vision International, and others.
The relationship of Drake and Keshia Chante
Keshia and Drake Chante started dating when they were teenagers, and their musical collaborations became well known. The former wrote numerous songs for Chante, and his 2018 single In My Feelings had allusions to Kiki, who was mistakenly identified as Keshia by multiple sites. While the pair did not comment on the identity of “Kiki” in the hit song, rapper Preme revealed Kiki’s identity on social media. In the song Fallen, the Breakaway star also emphasized his romance with Chante.
In 2009, VJ Sara Taylor confronted Drake about his relationship with Chante, and he stated that he was happy to call Chante his ex-girlfriend. During an appearance on an episode of 106 & Park in 2013, Charlie Bartlett said that Keshia was one of his earliest crushes and that he had previously spanked her.