The British Commonwealth of Canada, traditionally known as a bastion of quiet respectfulness and unobtrusiveness and also good bathroom hygiene, broke character a bit last night: Not one but two both of its biggest pop stars tried to steal some attention away from the Grammys (which, by the way, you can read plenty about here).
When Aubrey Drake Graham took the microphone to address the crowd after beginning his two-plus hour, 30-plus song set with the choir-backed "Lord Knows" and Southern-fried "Underground Kingz," he set the tone for the evening and hinted at what I was getting myself into.
Drake, age 25:"New York City, I don't know if you plan on going anywhere else after here, but it doesn't really matter, because I brought every single n---- that you want to hear. LET'S GO."
Crowd, estimated average age 17: "AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH"