Drake also raps about "Courtney from Hooters on Peachtree," whom he'd hoped would be "the piece to complete me" until she got engaged to someone else. It didn't take long after the song's release for people to track her down. Courtney Janell works at the Hooters restaurant on Peachtree Street in Atlanta, Georgia and has made appearances in several music videos, including The-Dream's "Trilogy," as well as popping up on BET's The Game.
Drake admitted to Vibe magazine that name-checking Courtney in this song was a mistake and a wake-up call. He said: "I've just gotten too big to do that. I never wanted to cause her any stress in her life, and I think she's such a good, wholehearted person. They made up this whole fake flyer online [about] hosting parties, which she doesn't. She's like the best girl ever. It was tough for me to watch that happen. I repeatedly kept apologizing. I didn't think it was that specific—she doesn't even work there anymore."
"I don't want to be looked at as a guy who exploits his relationships, but I feel it's okay because I'm not saying anything negative," Drake added. "I'm just telling the story and usually in their favor, usually saying I was the one that f---ed up. I don't know if I'm ever gonna continue with that formula, but it definitely gives people a more personable listen. And I feel like I've established these characters. Paris Morton is a character—I always check in with Paris, like 'this is happening, this is what it is.' I think people are intrigued, like 'Who is this girl that's your muse? Who is Bria? Why did she get an interlude?' With Courtney I just expected it to go a little better. It got blown out of proportion because she was too accessible. My apologies to her, formally."