Shawn Mendes has gathered a pretty large following since breaking out on video-sharing app Vine in 2013, but it turns out not everyone can recognize him.
Toronto-native Mendes was on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday (September 13), where he told Fallon about the time he tried to say hi to fellow Toronto star, Drake at the Weeknd’s concert. Mendes said he was on a VIP platform watching the show, when he spotted Drake nearby. He thought it would be safe to go over and talk to his idol, but Drake’s security caught him first, putting him in an armlock, before Drake recognized him and had his bodyguard set him free.
— Fallon Tonight (@FallonTonight) September 13, 2017
You can hear Mendes share the story himself at the 5:44 mark.
Mendes also talks about his friendship with Ed Sheeran, opening up for Taylor Swift, and being inspired by Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder.