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Putting On For His City: Drake Brings All Star Lineup to OVO Fest

Young Jeezy may have represented ATL with his “Put On” anthem a few years back, but Drake took the concept literally. The Young Money rapper brought out a star-studded lineup for his annual OVO Fest in his hometown, Toronto. The event took place at the Molson Canadian Amphitheater and included cameos from Big Sean, Wale, J. Cole, A$AP Rocky, French Montana and Miguel, to name a few. Yet, it was Kanye West who would be the most talked about after the show. Old school performers including Diddy and Mase, and R&B divas TLC made quite an impression as well.

Drake brought Kanye on stage in an epic manner. After free styling a cappella, Drizzy dims the lights on stage and Yeezus’ infectious beat on “New Slaves” resonates on as ‘Ye appears on stage.


Kanye goes on to perform a few more songs, including “Can’t Tell Me Nothing,” where he praises Drake for putting on such a big event for his city. West also gives Drizzy some props stating, “Me and Hov would have never made Watch the Throne if this n*gga wouldn’t have been pushing on us like that.”



The feel-good throwback moments of the show included Diddy and Mase (or pastor Mason)  performing a few 90’s hits including “Victory” and “Mo Money Mo Problems.” Also, TLC’s performance of  “No Scrubs” and “Waterfalls,” provided the old school girl power.

Drake also put rumors to rest about any rifts between him and his Young Money boss, Lil Wayne. According to

“Lil Wayne kept the feel-good vibes flowing when he joined his Young Money protégé for ‘The Motto,’ ‘HYFR’ and ‘Love Me.’Drake called Wayne the ‘best rapper alive’ and reaffirmed his allegiance by proclaiming, ‘I’mma be riding with this man until the end of time!”

Drake, of course, did a great job in his solo performances. He’s at that point in his career where his catalog is big enough to rock the crowd all by himself. But the 4th annual OVO Fest will definitely be remembered for his all star lineup. So, unlike his new “All Me” suggests, Drake does’t mind a helping hand in making a night epic.

Performances from Wale and Miguel were big hits, while Big Sean also came out to perform “All Me.” Check out the footage below.




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