Drake's security guys got a little physical with Shawn Mendes.
Drake's security detail is nothing if not thorough.
One of the targets of their stout defense of their client was none other than famed pop singer Shawn Mendes. The teen idol stopped by The Tonight Show for a chat with Jimmy Fallon, during which he shared some surprising details about how he got roughed up by the rapper’s bodyguards.
The incident took place during The Weeknd’s show in the Canadian city earlier this year, where Mendes caught a glimpse of Drake in the VIP area. However, when he tried to approach the More Life rapper, things unexpectedly went off the rails.
"I’m watching The Weeknd, and we’re up on this riser, and Drake’s also there watching the show with like another few artists and stuff," explained Mendes. "And I go over like, ‘Oh, that’s Drake. I’ll go say hi. He must remember me from previous experiences like twice.'” Drake's security team not familiar with him though, which unfortunately led to them getting physical with the singer a little bit before Drake swooped in to quell the situation.
"[I] go over and I see him. He’s a huge guy, right? So you don’t just go over to him. I guess not," Mendes continued. "So I go over to touch his side, and his 6’6″, 300 pound security guard…next thing I know I’m in the middle of The Weeknd show with my arm hooked behind my back. Drake’s security guard just has me just completely at his mercy. And I’m like, ‘Oh no!’ I see Drake look over, and in my eyes it was like, ‘Please help me. Please, Drake.’ In that moment, if he didn’t remember who I was, I probably would have…I don’t know what I would have done. I would’ve been in jail, yeah."
It's a pretty horrifying experience to go through, even though it got some big laughs from the studio audience. Would Mendes have actually landed in jail? Who knows, but thankfully he can still consider Drake one of his music biz acquaintances without having a traumatizing experience shape his feelings about their relationship.