The Weeknd stopped by his hometown Toronto during the weekend to perform for two nights in a row as part of his ‘Starboy: Legend of the Fall’ Tour. Those lucky fans who got tickets also got the chance to see self-proclaimed 6ix God Drake joining The Weeknd onstage.
During his shows on Friday (May 26) and Saturday (May 27) at the Air Canada Centre, The Weekend – real name Abel Tesfaye – brought out fellow Canadian rapper Drake, surprising all the fans. But right after The Weeknd performed his top-charting singles “Can’t Feel My Face” and “I Feel It Coming,” Drake’s “Jumpman” started to play and the rapper walked out of the dark onto the runway stage.
Suspecting what was coming, the crowd roared, and the energy intensified as Drake got lightened by the ‘Starboy Starship’ overhead. The sold-out arena gave the rapper – who broke a record by winning 13 awards at the Billboard Music Awards last weekend – the warmest welcome ever.
Drake got a chance to take the spotlight during the concert
When Drizzy walked onto the stage, the Weeknd moved aside to the main stage in front of his band, and let the rapper have his moment. “I just want to know, is the greatest city in the world in the motherf*cking building tonight, yes or no?” The answer, as you would expect, was a great roar.
Between applauses, the 6ix God praised the work The Weeknd has done over the years, saying, “I came out here for one reason and one reason only: to support one of the most important artists of this generation. He goes by the name of The Weeknd. We started this ‘OVOXO’ sh*t together, and we can never let it die.”
‘OVOXO’ is the collaboration group of Drake (OVO) and The Weeknd (XO) formed in 2011 and released the mixtape ‘The Cartel & The Syndicate.’
The rapper then called the OVO crewmember Baka to join him onstage to perform “Gyalchester” from his recent hit album ‘More Life,’ followed by “Fake Love.” “I wanna hear everybody from the top down to the bottom,” he said, and the crowd totally nailed it.
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When he was done, The Weeknd walked again to the center of the stage and the two singers shared a big hug, showing genuine bro-love before Drake exited.
On Saturday, Drake showed up again onstage on Canada concert
No one was sure if Drizzy would repeat the Friday stunt, but it was sure a surprise for everyone at the arena when the rapper appeared onstage once again. This time, with a breathtaking entrance.
As The Weeknd began performing his duet with Drake, “Crew Love,” the crowd sang along to every word, and the singing transformed into screaming when Drake’s verse approached and the 6 God popped up on the stage rapping. Fans went so wild you could barely hear the rapper.
He got a brief solo act as well, performing the same hits he did the day before, from his album ‘More Life,’ and his collabo with Future, “Jumpman.”