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Atlanta wedding planner is Drake’s muse

Photo by Jennifer Ballard Photography

Photo by Jennifer Ballard Photography

In the single “Karaoke,” the rapper Drake, who just won best male hip hop artist at the BET Awards pours out his heart during the rap segment:

“Isn’t it ironic that the girl I wanna marry is a wedding planner? It tells me my life’s too much and it moves to Atlanta.”

Buzz has tracked down the Atlanta wedding planner Drake is talking about here.

Jade Lee, right, grew up with Drake in Toronto and is indeed in the wedding planning business. A 2006 graduate of the University of Toronto, she worked in banking before launching her boutique planning firm, Lovelee Affairs.

Lee, who came to Atlanta in 2008, still refers to her childhood friend as Aubrey (his full name is Aubrey Drake Graham), and said she did not know he was penning a piece about her.

“It was a huge surprise,” she told Buzz. “I had no idea what to expect when I heard ‘Karaoke.’ I began to listen to the song and I enjoyed the beat. It had a sweet Sade vibe, and then all of a sudden the rap began and my heart sank a little.” She is seeing someone else, you see.

Still, the elegant Lee had genuine praise for her friend, who has just canceled a number of European tour dates to be with his mother as she recovers from surgery. “It is a beautifully written song and there has been a lot of positive feedback about it,” Lee said. “This song is a true example of why he has been so successful. His music is from the heart.”

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[...] Buzz has tracked down this young, beautiful heartbreaker. Her name is Jade Lee.  Jade, rightfully so, [...]

Messy Mike

July 2nd, 2010
12:38 pm

Who really cares anymore?
Check out my blog: http://www.thatsamess.com/

Traci

July 4th, 2010
7:47 pm

I am glad that he picked somebody he knew before. For all the hoochie women – please take note of the caliber of young lady Drake is really looking to wife up.
College educated – and owns her own business. Far from the video vixen, of the stripper the media would have you to believe that he’s tryin to get with.
Folks need to remember – the record comapny is trying to sell records with all of these “rumors” – There’s the world marketing creates – and then there’s the real story. Jade is the real story.

mylastnerve

July 5th, 2010
12:35 pm

what a non-story.

Adrian

July 5th, 2010
12:57 pm

She could be my muse any day.

sexy1977

July 5th, 2010
3:10 pm

I’m just happy she already has a job……………

lou

July 5th, 2010
3:25 pm

damn i would be real nervous if i was her current boyfriend! sucks for that guy she is gonna leave him any second for drake!

C

July 5th, 2010
6:03 pm

…. Simply put: Drake is a man of exquisite taste.

C

July 5th, 2010
6:04 pm

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LaFAWNduh

July 5th, 2010
6:59 pm

Personal Assistant

July 5th, 2010
8:03 pm

good story but she’s not perfect, college degrees don’t make you the best just like being an entreprenuer doesn’t make you wise or rich…I’m sure she’s got a skeleton or two in her closet…like any thoughts on ditching the new guy and going back with Drake? Now that’s a story…hit us back when you get the scoop on that! lol

Traci

July 5th, 2010
9:25 pm

The attributes I named – entreprenuer and college educated – gives her a leg up on a lotta the hoochie mama’s the media tries to link Drake to. It appears that the two of them have known each other since childhood. He may love her more than she lkoves him right now. No need to leave her current boyfriend. But if this is an example of the type of lady that he sees himself with…then some ladies are gonna have to step up their game. Apparently, Ludacris has started a trend — classy women with brains is apprently who they wife up. The rest of yall —– well.

cuz I said so

July 5th, 2010
9:45 pm

LOL… yeah, these entertainers may “wife up” the college-educated-entrepreneurs but STILL manage to creep with the “hoochie mamas” who have their own “legs up” (literally). Everybody’s a winnaaaaaaahhhhh!

wow

July 5th, 2010
10:38 pm

She’s a beautiful girl. Maybe they will get back together now that she knows he is still interested.

Maestro

July 6th, 2010
2:14 am

I am so proud of Drake for wanting to plan a future with someone who has class and a good head on her shoulders. I wish them both the best as they fulfill their goals in life.

spain-ish

July 6th, 2010
7:25 am

She is okay looking to me, but I don’t see all this so call beauty. As for the education and owning her own business. Many women are doing that here in Atlanta and all around the world. How do we know this business is successful? After all the article mentioned her working in banking and we all know she was not making much money.

Phil4Real

July 6th, 2010
7:35 am

She’s definitely a beautiful girl, hope it works out for the both of them.

no surprise her

July 6th, 2010
9:18 am

And this matters because.. he wrote one about Rhianna and other hoochies he’s banged as well.. BIG DEAL.. I think not!

Tiffany

July 6th, 2010
9:31 am

Who gives a Dam about this….can the AJC start really putting out NEWS…..geez so Lame!!

Mike G.

July 6th, 2010
9:39 am

He was talking about this on the radio, and thought it was cool that the song was about someone that is real and that he knew. Thanks ajc for following up on this story.

GG

July 6th, 2010
10:58 am

I honestly think Drake is bisexual.

carter

July 6th, 2010
11:18 am

wow, this song is TERRIBLE.

Mimi

July 6th, 2010
12:51 pm

@ Traci, the last girl he dated was actually a video vixen/str*pper.

[...] tracked the inspiration behind Drake’s album track to an Atlanta wedding planned named Jade Lee and she confirmed she [...]

gogo

July 6th, 2010
11:41 pm

Gameover

July 8th, 2010
12:34 pm

Call Me Mister

July 14th, 2010
8:56 pm

GG, I honestly think you are bisexual. Somewhat of a Bulldagger.

RJ

July 15th, 2010
5:54 am

Call Me Mister, please crawl out of Drake’s rectum. I’m sure it’s too humid in there.