Drake may be hip hop’s current reigning king of the north (after all, Toronto’s weather probably makes Wesseros’ winter look mild), but at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards last night, he bowed down to the queen of the north, giving Game of Thrones’ Arya Stark a shout during the prestigious awards ceremony.
Accepting the award for his most recent album, Scorpions, “shout out to Arya Stark for putting in that work last week,” much to the delight of the show’s live audience as well as hip hop and Game of Thrones fans around the world.
While Arya Stark might still be relishing in her victory over the white walkers from last weekend, Drake also had a major victory, taking home the top artist award (beating out Cardi B, Ariana Grande, Post Malone, and Travis Scott for the honor) as well as top male artist and Billboard 200 album for “Scorpion.”
Even before the awards began, Drake had already established his dominance, entering the MGM Grand Garden Arena, where the awards were held, with 17 total nominations.
Alas, Arya may have to share Drake’s heart with another important woman in his life- his mom. Accepting the top artist award, Drake said, “I just want to thank my mom for her relentless effort in my life. I want to thank my mom for all the times you drove me to piano. All the times you drove me to basketball and hockey, that clearly didn’t work out. All the times you drove me to ‘Degrassi.’ No matter how long it took me to figure out what I wanted to do, you were always there to give me a ride, and now we’re on one hell of ride.”
As Arya likely continues to slay her enemies in the last three episodes of the iconic series, we can only hope that Drake will continue to slay beats in the studio.