Hours after raising eyebrows by bringing out rap star Kanye West at his OVO Fest concert, Young Money’s Drake has dished out details on snagging the new father for his annual music event.
Drizzy revealed how much he appreciated Kanye coming out to show support and called it possibly one of the most important moments in his life.
“In rap, sometimes we don’t communicate enough,” Drake explained. “Me and Kanye, we hadn’t even talked before we got on stage together. We didn’t rehearse or anything like that. That was my first time seeing him, on stage. Hiw words, that was a moment I clicked out. I don’t know if this is real or not. I’m not sure if I’m still sleeping from the morning, like, I’m dreaming about how this is working out, probably the most important moment in my life today. At the end of the day, I do look up to ‘Ye, he’s a major influence if not the biggest influence in my career.” (Revolt)
During the concert, Ye applauded Drizzy for showing love to Toronto and also said his joint Jay Z Watch the Throne 2011 album was fueled by the 26-year-old.
“It’s been a lot of rappers that came in the game that wasn’t able to do something like this for their city,” Kanye said during the concert. “Me and Hov would have never made Watch the Throne if this n*gga wasn’t putting pressure on us like that.” (OVO Fest)
Late Monday night, footage of Ye coming through for Drizzy’s annual showcase surfaced.
Drake’s annual OVO Fest is tonight in Toronto, and naturally he’s brought some special guests. Though some have inferred from Drake’s recent lyrics about “your new sh*t,” that some subliminal shots are being thrown at the one and only Kanye West. Whether or not such is the case, the pair of superstar rappers make a move tonight that will silence all speculation, if at least only for a moment, taking the same stage in Toronto. After bringing a number of other stars, including The Weeknd, Big Sean, French Montana, TLC and Wale, Drake brought out Kanye West. (Complex)
The concert also reunited Bad Boy Records CEO Diddy with Ma$e.
J. Cole and Miguel (the latter co-headlining a fall tour with Drake) swooned female fans with radio hits “Power Trip” and “Adorn” before the rapper-singer went into an acoustic cover of “I Get Lonely Too.” The moment lead into an appearance from TLC, who did a medley of “Fanmail,” “Waterfalls” (with Lil’ Mama), and “Scrubs.” After taking fans back to his early hits such as “Successful,” “Best I Ever Had,” “Forever,” and “Over,” it was time for a rare reunion as Diddy and Ma$e joined together on stage for the first time in years. The duo showed their chemistry of the 90s as they ran through No. 1 hits “Victory,” “Feel So Good,” “Mo’ Money Mo’ Problems,” and “All About the Benjamins.” (Miss Info TV)
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