Following back-to-back Radio City Music Hall performances, rising singer Bryson Tiller stopped by Hot 97 this week, talking about everything from the jobs he’s had over the years, to Rihanna and Justin Bieber coming to his show.
In the interview, the 23-year-old opened up about the moment that changed his life, when he dropped “Don’t” in 2014; his first big co-sign; and even a night of clubbing with Drake.
Tiller also explains why he opted not to sign with Drake’s OVO Sound imprint and sign with RCA Records instead.
“40 (Drake’s producer) called me… like, ‘This is actually a great deal.’ I think he looked [the RCA deal] over and was like, ‘I haven’t seen a deal like this in a long time’ and he thought that I should take it. A month later, Drake invited me to the club in L.A. to turn up with him,” he said.
Later, Tiller explains being shocked when Justin Bieber and Rihanna showed up to his show in Los Angeles. “Justin Bieber and Rihanna came to my L.A. show. That was weird. It was just weird. I was walking backstage and next thing you know, Justin’s walking by slow-clapping like, ‘Yeah, that’s my boy.’ I was like, ‘What?’ And then Rihanna came in and I don’t know, it was just weird as hell. I was trying not to look [at her] because I thought that would be rude because she’s Rihanna.”
He’s currently on his “Trap Soul” tour now, which runs until March 12.