Watch Drake Sing Kanye West’s ‘Heartless’ in a Near-Empty Karaoke Room
By Jeremy D. Larson
Woe to the man who gets Vined/Instagramed doing karaoke. When the swirl of lights and liquor wears off, the video of you doing “Don’t Stop Believing” from the night previous never looks as magical as you remembered it being in the moment. Though when you’re Drake, and you have a history with Karaoke, you can get away with it, especially if you take on one of the most Drake songs Kanye West has ever done, “Heartless” from his 2008 album 808s and Heartbreaks.
It looks like Drake is in a private karaoke room with at least, but possibly no more than one person who is probably his tour manager CJ Gibson, which makes him singing this song all the more poignant. Check out the clip of Drake, followed by Gibson doing a, well, very raw version of Rihanna’s “Diamonds” below.