Drake and Carson Daly

Drake Kicks Off 2012 in Times Square

While his YMCMB sister Nicki Minaj was on ABC, Drake was bidding adieu to 2011 on “NBC’s New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly.” Perched high above Times Square, Drizzy had New York City rocking to his Take Care hits including “Make Me Proud,” “The Motto,” and “Headlines,” sharing the surreal experience with host Carson Daly.

“It’s absolutely incredible. I’ve never really experienced anything like it,” said the Canadian rapper, who kept warm in his $5,000 OVO x Canada Goose jacket. “All these wonderful people and fans and music is in the air. It’s a new year, I’m excited for 2012.”

During the interview, Drake confirmed that he’s already plotting his third album. “Me and 40 have been hard at work just trying to figure out where to take the next one,” he revealed.

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Drake Performs “Make Me Proud,” “The Motto,” and “Headlines”