Rap mogul Drake won the night at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards, held in Las Vegas on Sunday.

The 30-year-old Canadian rapper took home 13 trophies -- breaking British singer Adele's record for winning most Billboard awards in one night.

Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Image

During one of his many acceptance speeches, Drake seemed to call out BMAs co-host Ludacris.

“You know, I had a close friend of mine that didn’t support my album but then supported other people’s stuff,” Drake said. “And I asked them why, and their response was, ‘I don’t want to look thirsty and you get enough love as it is.' "

He then turned to Ludacris and said, "I want to say, Ludacris — I know we haven't always seen eye to eye but I've always been a big fan of yours. I got a lot of love for you. I want to let you know that face to face while I'm still here."

The strange shout out led many to assume Drake was referring to Luda as the unnamed friend.

Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

He also gave a shout out to former Young Money label mate Nicki Minaj, whom he called "the love of my life."

“Nicki Minaj, I’m so glad we found our way back because I love you and I could never, ever, ever see it any other way."

The statement was in reference to their falling out over the public feud between Drake and Nicki's then-lover Meek Mill in 2015.

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  • Jheri Curl

    There's only enough room for one light skint

  • http://www.NeCola.Mayvenn.com Chile_Pleeze

    nah that 1 light bright rule only last Feb1-28

  • Kanyade

    congrats to drake

  • KcoolMuziq

    I'm so pissed that Prince was robbed of his Billboard wins. When he clearly sold the most records in the past year. The music industry is a big joke now that he's gone. But at least Drake's father honored and payed tribute to him with the color that will FOREVER be associated with my musical/hero/idol PURPLE.

    RESPECT THE LEGACY!

    R.I.P. PRINCE

  • Tish

    This is why I no longer watch these shows. They are fake now.

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    Drake is bae ?

  • iAmsterdam

    Eudoxie always looks depressed

  • Queen B

    Big ups to Drake!!! I love him and his work!!

  • Coy little wink

    I think its the hairdo...i would love to see her hair wild and free...that hairdo is kinda severe for most folks

  • iAmsterdam

    I had to check again.. i rock that hairdo often. And i always (well most of the time) look happy!

  • Luvn_it

    On topic but somewhat off ppl talking about Drake beating Adele's records when neither one of them have beat Janet record. Most awards won in 1 night(15) most awarded artist in history(33). Him beating Adele is meaningless b/c he still doesn't have the number one spot(no pun intended).

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Who cares, they both act like they bleed once a month. LMAO

  • Coy little wink

    LOL...u got me!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Wouldn't you be if you had to take care of the baby from your husband's sidepiece?

  • MzApple

    What drug cocktail did Drake have last night because he was soooooo extra

  • MsPam

    Drake is a clown!

  • guest

    I love me some DRAKE! He wants to be everyone friend!

  • Scromes1212

    I'm tripping cause his pops had on that purple suit with the purple shoes lol

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    A sexy clown

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    I think Drake's people bought them awards. I really don't see him "earning" them the good old fashioned way. I'm just saying...

  • Renay Peters

    As if hes was up against some great musicians! ?

  • nick c

    Post Malone, J Cole and Kevin Gates had better rap albums imo.

  • Renay Peters

    EXACTLY MY THOUGHTS!!

  • Renay Peters

    Ans that dresa was drabb!!

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Drake and Luda indeed had beef once upon a time (2011) but that was surely the wrong place to address it. Why? Bc hardly anyone knew OR CARED. Get your awards, get off the stage, and STFU Aubrey.

  • Jen_no_juice

    He's always extra. I just blamed the Canadian in him

  • Quitedeliteful

    I wonder if Drake's daddy was a pimp in another lifetime because this old-timey Negro luvs himself a Purple-Pimp-Suit....

  • Please Stop The Madness

    For the Billboard Awards?

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Since Best I Ever Had dropped in 2009 Drake has had a song on the Billboard charts, either as an artist or guest, every single week. For 8 years. I dont even like him but that is a hellva accomplishment. So I think the old fashioned way.

    http://www.hotnewhiphop.com/drake-hasnt-left-billboard-hot-100-chart-since-2009-news.32514.html

  • lQueenNefertiti

    Drake didn't seem like he was confronting Luda... it looked more like a shout-out..and his speech was well rounded..

  • A D N

    Drake's remarks seemed grateful. I didn't watch the award show because I forgot it was on.

  • A D N

    Did you see the thigh on Luda's wife?

  • klwbaby

    Drake's daddy on stage looking like a cup of lean....

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I swear they need to check that dude's estrogen levels. That brotha's always so extra.

  • ChampagnePapiDevine!??????????

    Hi,
    Nope I was just saying this last night .. about how Drake pays people to make look Good/Better then anybody else .. And best believe that Drake brought them awards. I didn't watch this crap.. I just knew that Drake would be pulling some scheme's as usual .

    Now on to this.. What did Luda do to Drake ? oh I know... Not a darn thing. Drake just needs more PR.

    This dude here should have NEVER.

  • 100milesperhour

    She should put it away. She's looked better.

  • MsPam

    So Brandy is pregnant? That was quick! Another baby mama?!

  • ThisIsWhat40LooksLike

    I thought the same thing!! Then I said.... was his momma one of daddy's "workers"!! Why else would she have laid with him?!?!?

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    She made sure everyone saw it LOL.. Her dress was classy though..least ain't errrthang hangin out or seethrough n shyt LOL!!

  • MsPam

    He always had to do something to get attention, when he was younger living in Oakland he was known as Larry Graham's brother. Now he's Drake's daddy ????

  • Keisha Hannah

    He is a cornball

  • MsPam

    So is his daddy????

  • morenYAHdelsur

    ? she is?!?!

  • Renee26

    This dude and his lovers spats....doesn't he have a phone? Why use this platform to send personal messages...yeah he was trying to be messy

  • EMILY POST

    He took home 13 trophies.... Wow.. Nobody else put out music last year?
    Ohhh Wow did anybody see that hot mess Documentary of Charles Barkley....

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    Let me tell you a pimpsuit horror story.
    I use to play basketball in highschool..You know what high school bleacher look like..you come in comfy shyt like jeans n tshirt jogging pants or something. Im on the court on D, I cut my eyes and see my mom n dad roll up in the piece like Big Daddy Pimp and his Bottom Bih... Dad had on a suit with gators and moms dress down to the heels..an a 3/4 fur coat... https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0a21f5327c592d9df2783ee803a094213fbf865e6bae306c2af334e00c586548.gif

  • EMILY POST

    Wow lol you might be on to something. I am like would that suit have looked better in black?

  • Gigi

    Drake is soft

  • MistaO

    While I don't listen to Drake, I must salute his dominance of the charts!

  • Renee26

    He got all that money and didn't buy his daddy a tailored suit??

  • MistaO

    Probably is. Most black women can never be happy. Js

  • Renee26

    Nikki was all what about me?? Thank You Jesus....I guess we know who her new ghost writer is

  • WutizaGRANNY!
  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    But the awards were for this year.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Omg yall doing alot. Lol I can't keep up with all this. Congrats to Drake. I feel that most stars minus Beyonce is overrated. However Drake has been consistent and that's a good thing. Other rappers aren't doing anything at all minus Kendrick. That's my boy.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Who's her new ghost writer? Lol

  • MsPam

    She announced it on Instagram! Maybe her new boyfriend Sir Baptized ??? Whatever his name is?!

  • Please Stop The Madness

    No...actually they were for 2016 which was last year. And 2016 was his biggest year to date. Hence perhaps all the awards last night. Which is this year. 2017.

    http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/hip-hop/7640479/drake-2016-highlights

  • Kilroy

    Daddy looking like he's wearing a purple bra. SMH

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Had Mr. Larry out here looking like a Crown Royal bag. Tragic.

  • Renee26

    Champagne Papi lol

  • Renee26

    Yes! He has on a vest...the whole 3 piece metallic purple suit

  • Renee26

    Then called him out on it too SMDH

  • Judas & GOD

    Drake is sexy pop star

  • Renee26

    Her clock is tickin...she's almost 40 so she probably planned it...I thought they had been together for a short period of time; so yeah more than likely she will join the BM club

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Lmbao yall a mess today.

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    LMBAOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!! You Mom and Pop did the damn thang!!!! Couldn't tell them nuthin!!!!!!!!! Came to see their baby girl play and made sure they represented!!!

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    I think you get my point, but you want to win an argument when I'm not arguing. You mentioned the things he's done for the last 8 years, not just last year. I also think his streaming from last year was influenced by apple, which goes back to my original statement that I think Drake's ppl are paying for some of his accomplishments, its not unheard of in this industry. Drake may have had success over the years, but his biggest success started after he signed on to do streaming with apple which pushed his career higher even though ppl, including white ppl, weren't feeling his album views.

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!!

  • Renee26

    Went to look at him....umm could this be a beard baby???

  • Renee26

    It's Monday fun day

  • Quitedeliteful

    Black and shiny still woulda put a hurtin on the eyes but anything is better than this wack suit he insists on wearing -- and that bushy mustache!!!

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    Girl I was stuck for real..I didn't want to go and huddle up during time out cuz I KNEW the clowning was coming...but they waited until we got on the bus to go back..man that trip was LOOOOONNNGGG!!! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bb4264f7d4d7227830d50436ebc02fe52f854ab6633bc6dbb91c04c30c8efcd0.gif

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOLOLLOL!!!!! You got my CRYIN!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    She musta been dazzled by his bullshyt while piff-puffin because she couldn't have been in her right state of mind....

  • Keesh5000

    Thanks for saying Bey Shade.... That girl work hard for every crumb thrown her way

  • Keesh5000

    Running to a kona while giggling

  • Keesh5000

    Right, every award he accept he love somebody.. Didnt he love RiRi when he was presenting her with an award?

  • Alwayshonest

    Drakeisha stfu
    Such a petty queen

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Drake puts up a fake persona to women like he's the "one that will listen" chile please he just as much of a dog as the rest out here just with better diction. There have been too many big booty questionable chicks that have claimed to have spun on his "johnson" so when I see him now all I think of is a sage cleasing and a hazmat suit...

  • Guess Who

    Drake wears lace panties and waist trainers. She got so much BlTCH in him, it's comical. Corny ass.

  • Angela Winbush

    Luda didn't support his own artists on HIS OWN LABEL...2 Chains..Shawnna...Chingy...and the list goes on. So I do believe he wouldn't support Drake. Luda seems very arrogant and only wants the spotlight on himself.
    Wasn't it just a few years ago when TIP couldn't stand Luda??

  • AQUEEN

    Lol!!!!!???

  • free

    oh lawd, that's his PAW? for real? i just thought it was some funny random album cover.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Yes she does.

  • Gamer?? Chick

    Now why won't they support the BET awards by showing up to receive their award.

  • SuggaB

    Umm hummm. He is good looking tho.

  • SuggaB

    Heeeeheeeee

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    EP: Wow did anybody see that hot mess Documentary of Charles Barkley..

    I wouldn't waste my time on that illiterate c00n.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Most male hoes are attractive tho...lol

  • SuggaB

    Umm hmmm

  • B Zandaz

    13 awards huh...

  • Renee26

    LMAO yes that's his daddy for real

  • Renee26

    Yes and gave a long speech too

  • KIm

    It's funny how these artists come up for awards trying to act all weird and different during their acceptance speeches; they need to stop trying to be KANYE WEST. Kanye is the original; and he's the only one that can accept awards and say and do the weirdest and most awkward shit and it is not contrived. Dude is genuinely "off". Kanye's level of crazy is for real legit...

  • toni walker

    Beyonce did not win where are the people claiming racism like the Grammys or they only put her in the so-called Urban catagory!?

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    He dissed Ludacris years ago. Went around saying Ludacris was trying to copy his rap style. Who cares what Fabricated Fool Aubrey has to say anyways..

  • EMILY POST

    LOL Episode 3 was just S.M.H...

  • http://www.missjhaneuniverse.com Monday

    Drake copied himself from... Never mind..

    But he is only 30? The Yound Money camps is the fakest of them all... No wonder Lil Wayne never really post about them unless he has to.

    Nicky and Drake are about selling at any cost

  • http://www.missjhaneuniverse.com Monday

    Did Drake won any for being the "pop" artist he wanted to be??

    Aa soon as Beyonce pop those kids out, she will take back her throne with Jay...just watch

  • IntroSpective

    Yes. Due to Luda blocking TIP's radio airplay when he worked at a local station. TI went very hard at Luda for blocking his career.

  • https://www.twitter.com/flyassblizzy Big Blizzy

    him saying still here with the lil drake face afterwards was definitely a shot...

  • Hugga Bunch

    Anyone remember Shareefa? Love love her voice.

  • Hugga Bunch

    Even Shaq lol

  • Hugga Bunch

    Thank you! #ByeAubrey

  • Hugga Bunch

    Luda came and went, just like T-Pain & Plies. All they 15 mins said have a seat.

  • ?Sugar&Spice?

    One could see how Luda could be jelly.

  • Tea??

    Drake said a while ago ludacris slept with one of his girls and luda confirmed it. Luda and drake also got into a little feud over a rap style drake claimed he stole from big Sean which luda shut down. He could've been genuine lol

  • Chuck

    Lisa's wife needs a tit lift!

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    He looks like he can shoot three pointers ... I don't like three point shooters; I like a dude who can slam dunk.

  • VM

    I love her, point of no return album is one of my favorites.

  • tintin

    And now Luda can't even sell 100k. Thats Karma and also for taking that little girl that he didn't want from her mom. Can't stand him

  • tintin

    And j cole. Love me some jc

  • Ling

    Hahahahahahahahahaha

  • Wakando Shamar Taylor

    dont know abour 2chains and shawnna but chingy himself said he messed that deal up after his first album! he was listening to other people who really didn't have his best interest in heart and luda still let him come back after he basically made moves behind their back! chingy has only himself to blame for his downfall! oh and his wack lyrics

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Yes

  • Angela Winbush

    Luda is something else. In 2014 he blocked Shawnna from ANY participation at the BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta. Luda then made 2 Chainz a.k.a Tity Boi pay out money to be released from his DTP contract. When artists talk about the "Suge Knight's" and "Puff Daddy's" of the record industry, please DO NOT forget to add Ludacris to the list.

  • Angela Winbush

    Now you see why he turned to acting. He's a control freak...look at how his wife dressed at the awards. She looks a lil timid to me. Ijs.

  • Angela Winbush

    Not many deal with Luda or even take his music seriously in the industry. He's done it to himself.
    Wanna laugh?? He named one of his daughter's Karma Bridges. LMAO. Ironic?? Nope!

  • Wakando Shamar Taylor

    now that part with blocking her from the bet awards was because they had other shows leading up to the awards and she was either late or didn't show at all but wanted to shine when it was national tv now if this is true I understand why Luca blocked her can't not put in work then wanna come thru when the spotlight is on! now with 2 chains I just think he wasn't hot he was on several dtp releases and his verses were mediocre at best! that's why he had to reinvent himself with a new name and a somewhat change in style his music is still mediocre but it thrived in a down period of rap! his music now would not have made it in the mid 90's early 2000's rap scene

  • Louisville Is4TheBirds

    Luda & Drake were never close, let alone friends. Industry acquaintances at most. Stop reaching

  • Luvn_it

    Yes the Billboard awards. Rhythm Nation was nominated for 17 awards at 1990 ceremony she won 15 of them.

  • Angela Winbush

    Not true. Shawnna was set to participate and perform the BET cypher but her former boss Chaka Zulu blocked her access from any BET festivities. She was replaced by Lil Mama which was insult enough so Shawnna didn't walk the red carpet or attend anything affiliated with the BET Hip Hop Awards.
    Also, 2 Chainz changed his name from Tity Boi after leaving DTP and being a member of the rap group Player Circle because this would be his official intro into the music world as he stated his "2nd Coming" as a rap artist. He started giving shout outs to 2 Chainz on his songs and it just stuck. He also stated 2 Chainz is more family friendly than the latter.
    #FACTS

  • Wakando Shamar Taylor

    I know all those facts and I didn't say she wasn't ready to perform at the bet awards I said she was late and had no shows to shows they had before leading up to the bet awards! as far as 2 chains it doesnt really matter cause like i said no one was ckin for him when he was with dtp just didn't stand out any album released by him back then would have flopped

  • Mac Jones

    They know you apparently.

  • Youngblood

    Drake means dragon and the boy is spitting dat fire.but he ain't the lil boy with the bowl of cereal Jay z was talking about

  • Deb Roberson