In the short preview, Drake expresses his greatest fear as a powerhouse in the entertainment business. “I think maybe one of my biggest concerns in my career is just to figure out how to exit gracefully,” Drake said. “I’ve watched people overstay their welcome, and I just don’t ever want to be that guy that’s addicted to the feeling of victory, addicted to the emotion of people digesting something that they love, and get to the point I’m just feeding them something and they’re just like, ‘Yeah…'”
Chiming in, Lebron suggested that having a loyal and honest friend group that has been thre before the fame is essential to knowing when to bow out. “What helps with the gracefully bowing out is having people around you that was there with you from day one, that’s seen you from the beginning,” James added. “You can’t have motherf**kers around you who can’t keep it honest with you and keep it real with you. You need to have someone tell you, ‘Yo, either accept the lesser role, or you gotta tank.”
Its hard to see Drake or Lebron tapping out of the game at the moment, especially since they are both on top. Even so, it’s never too early to be prepared.
The Shop airs this Friday, Oct. 12, at 9:30 pm ET on HBO. Check out the teaser below.