Like any other show suffering through a precipitous ratings decline, American Idol introduced the "wacky neighbor" character last night, bringing out Drake to surprise singer Candice Glover one night after she sang his track "Find Your Love."

Initially set up as an audio message of support from the rapper/singer/smug smiler, Drizzy told the singer he was "sorry he couldn't be there" before appearing amid throngs of Beatlemania-pitched squeals.

The rapper took to his Twitter to reveal the least surprising part of the whole thing: The person behind the stunt. "@NICKIMINAJ is an incredible person for setting that up. Love you always. Thank you!"