Mike Van Wyck, Drake’s former bodyguard, has spoken up about his time spent protecting the successful rapper-singer.
Wyck, who spent six years providing security for the OVO rapper, shed some insight on what it was like to work through the night with Drizzy during an interview with Money Buys Happiness.
He identified his “work ethic” as the most important thing he took away from his time with the Certified Lover Boy when pressed about it.
“I thought I had work ethic and I do. I guess if you ask people about me, I do work hard. I don’t really take days off and kinda of just grind all the time. But, to see a guy at that level — watch them go out night after night — especially on tours and perform, it’s robotic. In a very positive way. Not in a negative way.”
He elaborated, “It’s entrenched,” when asked about the 36-year-attentiveness. old’s This acting is showy. You could definitely schedule the concerts to run concurrently and it would still appear the same as the person they become on stage and how they perform. Since it is so consistent, you may assume that someone performing that type of labor would have a night off.
I’m seeing this individual do this every night, and to see the smiles on these people’s faces and realize that degree of work ethic and consistency is very strange to see, in person, he said.
“I was somewhat in the right place at the right time and we had mutual friends we knew,” the professional bodybuilder and fitness trainer said when asked how he and Drizzy first connected. “I sorta was invited to come around and it just went off from there.”
He later reflected on his early career, which included working as a bouncer and local private security, and he said that a blast from the past had helped him land a job with the rapper. I was acquainted with the group through producer 40 [Nathan “40” Shebib]. So, 40 and I attended the same camp together when we were younger. We didn’t hang out there since we were on separate crews, but we were familiar with one another. “When I was just living my life and I would see stuff about Drake popping up, they would constantly reference this 40 person and I would say that’s fucking Noah,” he said.
In a full circle, Wyck and the four-time Grammy winner frequently work out together. Wyck says that the Grammy winner has “always been a really supportive person in my life — supported me no matter what.” He is a genuinely kind guy.
The Diplomats, Jim Jones, Cam’ron, Juelz Santana, and Freekey Zekey performed singles including “I Really Mean It,” “Dipset Anthem,” and “We Fly High (Ballin’)” as part of Drake’s recent performance series at Harlem’s historic Apollo Theater, which garnered headlines.
During night one, Drizzy wore Cam’ron’s famous pink fur coat and hat, and was gifted a custom OVO x Dipset bracelet by Jim Jones.