Shawn Mendes Got in a Bind with Drake's Security

Shawn Mendes
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Shawn Mendes during an interview on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Sept. 13, 2017.

Shawn Mendes seems to get about his daily routine with more confidence and charm than most of us can muster. It turns out Drake’s team managed to wipe that smile off his face. 

Chatting with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show, the "Mercy" singer told how he got caught up in an embarrassing, and probably painful, situation with Drizzy’s minders.

Skip back some months. Mendes, being that confident and charming chap, met with Drake for the first time, a scenario that left the young singer “mildly star struck.”

So when Mendes was at a recent Weeknd show, and Drake was in the room, the young singer figured he’d stroll up, say “hi” and give a gentle nudge to his fellow Torontonian. Good idea, badly orchestrated. Drake’s enormous minder swiftly had Mendes in a bad way. "Next thing I know I’m like in the middle of the Weeknd show with my arm hooked behind my back…his security had me completely at his mercy," Mendes recalls.

He didn’t mention, however, if he tried the old line: “Don’t you know who I am?” Luckily Drake had mercy

And what did Mendes learn from all this? Don’t expect everyone to know who you are. 

The pop singer also shared tales about his old friend Ed Sheeran, opening for Taylor Swift and being blown away by Eddie Vedder. Watch the interview below. 


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