With Drake’s album in stores this week, rumored girlfriend Maliah Michel took the opportunity to extend her fifteen minutes of fame. Pop the hood for details from the exotic dancer about how she met the Canadian rapper and how life led her to a career on the pole Check out excerpts from VIBE.com’s interview with Maliah earlier this week:
Recently, your part in Drake’s “Find Your Love” really caught people’s attention. How’d you link with Aubrey?
Drake had actually come to the club where I work at in Houston called Dreams. I think that’s where he first saw me. I didn’t even get to speak to him that night and like a week later everybody started telling me Drake shouted me out in a song. I thought that it was so cool because I hadn’t even talked to him before. I mean, obviously he saw something he liked [laughs].
So prior to Drake name dropping you on “Miss Me”, you guys never even shared a conversation?
Yup, I was so flattered, too —especially with me being used to the strip club environment, where guys are always just… thirsty and on you. This guy didn’t even say anything but gave me props on a song.
Were you immediately attracted to him?
Who doesn’t think Drake is cute? [Laughs] But I don’t really listen to a lot of music or watch TV, and instantly I loved his music. Yea so…
You weren’t just a little jealous of Drake confessing his love for Nicki Minaj on the same song?
I love Nicki Minaj, too! [Laughs] who doesn’t?
Well, so how did you end up starring in “Find Your Love”?
A friend of his Jazz Prince, J.Prince’s son, called me and told me that his artist wanted me to come to Jamaica to shoot this video. At the time I didn’t know it was Drake, so I was like “Oh by the way, can you tell Drake thanks for the shout out?” And right after that he told me he called me back. So later on that night Drake called me directly and told me that he was the one shooting the video and how he wanted me for the lead part. I got to admit I was really geeked and could barely talk.
You were starstruck?
I was all groupied out [Laughs]… all smiles.
Your onscreen chemistry seems so natural, almost like you guys really are a couple…
It was so funny because when we were shooting the beach scene. The director, Anthony Mandler, was like “Come on, come on! You got to make me feel this!” And we had never kissed or anything before, so I just went for it and kissed him! And we started kissing for real and everybody just started cheering.
So are you dating Drake?
Um… Drake and I are good friends, and we like hanging out… having fun together. That’s all that anyone needs to know at this point.
He seems to have his mom around a lot. Have you met her yet?
[Giggles] oh lord…
I mean she’s a huge part of his life, you must have bumped into momma Drake somewhere…
Yea, she’s amazing… a really beautiful person. His mother really gave me a whole other opinion of him, even though my opinion was very high. He’s just amazing as far the respect level and his mother helped me to see that it wasn’t an act. That’s all I’ll say.
In the story she mentions having it really rough growing up and at one time being engaged to a man who was addicted to heroin and crack!!! You can Read The Rest Here
This stripper turned wifey business has gotten out of control… SMH Would you wife her?
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