Drake Talks First Pot Experience on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”

Posted Friday January 17, 2014 12:20 PM GMT

He’s been gearing up for hosting and serving as the musical guest on “Saturday Night Live” this week, and Drake somehow found time to visit “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” last night (January 16).

The “Degrassi: The Next Generation” star couldn’t say enough positive things about his experience on SNL thus far- "Yesterday I did the read-through and it was like probably one of the best days of my life.”

Drizzy also noted that honcho Lorne Michaels told him to shave his face for the gig- "I'm walking down the hallway and some guy in passing was like, 'We like our clean-shaven boys here,' and I was like, 'That's probably not the best welcome [to SNL].'"

As for his “Degrassi” audition back in the day, Drake told Fallon, "It was the first audition I went on, but it was also the day that I got accepted by these real cool Jewish kids at school. That was [also] my first time [smoking pot]. I started really getting paranoid. I thought I had completely ruined my life. I was splashing water on my face constantly; it was like a Clearasil commercial."

However, these days the Canadian rapper doesn’t mix business with pleasure- "I don't understand people that can actually go out on stage under the influence of anything really. I have to be straight and clear-minded."

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