Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel has earned lots of criticism up to now 12 months for his off-subject antics, however there’s one man who’s been making an attempt to help him deal with his newfound fame and scrutiny.
Rapper Drake, whose real title is Aubrey Graham, spent some time with Manziel this past summer season in an attempt to impart some knowledge on the right way to deal with the publicity both unfavorable and positive. Drake was a toddler actor prior to becoming a rapper, so he understands how rapidly being an in a single day sensation can change an individual’s life and shared some thoughts about Manziel and their relationship on ESPN’s First Tackle Tuesday morning.
“To go from zero to one hundred straight away, the highlight’s on, brighter than ever, I believe that he’s just kinda going by way of the motions and naturally there’s accountability in some conditions,” Drake stated. “I encourage him to have stronger self-discipline than anybody else. I inform him, in this place that we’re in, it takes major sacrifice. And numerous the time, I do know you wish to dwell your life and I do know you wish to have fun, but there’s additionally like an even bigger image here and we’re in it for the long run.
“And I try to implement that into his psyche and I tell him, let’s have that self-discipline. Let’s sacrifice all the fun. Even when it means coming to see me. In the event that they’re going to scrutinize you about coming to see me, don’t fear, we’ll see one another. You play your recreation. That’s one of the best advice I can supply.”
Drake stated he has an affinity toward Manziel and referred to as the two “a duo.” Manziel even has an “OVO” tattoo on his wrist, which represents Drake’s document label OVO Sound. Drake stated Manziel had the tattoo even earlier than the two met, which proved how much of a fan he was of Drake’s music. And Drake has turn into a fan, too. He said he has Texas A&M radio on his cellphone so he can get the video games and comply with Manziel’s play.
“Initially, Johnny is like one of the best guys. He’s obtained a pure heart,” Drake said. “He’s very strong-minded. It bothers me when individuals attempt to strip him of that because that’s what drew me to him. He’s definitely, like, an incredible guy.”
Drake mentioned when Manziel flew to Toronto to hang out, he made sure there have been no pictures of the 2 taken and that Manziel felt comfy just being himself. No one even knew the two were buddies until an ESPN the Magazine story famous the journey was taken. Drake said the time they spent together then and since was all about educating Manziel.
“I need to see this kid thrive and succeed, so I’d by no means put him in any state of affairs, I’d by no means put him in jeopardy,” Drake said. “He got here out there for the music and for the experience and it was an outstanding experience and we had fun.
“For me, it’s not hanging out and looking out cool because I do know Johnny Manziel, I really care about this guy.”
That last quote is telling about Manziel’s fame. Shouldn’t Manziel be the one who’s impressed to be hanging out with Drake?
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