Drake is all about fulfilling his childhood dreams and on Saturday another one came to fruition as he performed at the legendary Apollo Theatre with Dipset and 21 Savage.
As previously reported, this performance faced several delays due to the sudden passing of Migos rapper Takeoff and production delays. On the iconic stage, the Toronto rapper took the Harlem crowd through a “journey” of his career as he performed his mega hits and deep cuts as the set transformed from his childhood bedroom to a record label boardroom.
Several of the 6 God’s besties were in the building including Kevin Durant and Odell Beckham Jr. Surprisingly, “Munch” rapper Ice Spice was also in attendance. Drake reportedly unfollowed her shortly after they met in person and allegedly took shots at her on his latest body of work, Her Loss. It was also reported that Drake’s mom as well as his producer Noah “40” Shebib hit the unfollow button as well. Fans are still curious to know what actually transpired that forced the unfollows.
Near the concert’s conclusion, the set was reconstructed into a Harlem bodega and to the crowd’s delight, culture contributors Dipset hit the stage. Drizzy was dressed in Cam’ron’s iconic pink fur coat and hat. The OVO CEO made it clear that the ‘fit wasn’t a recreation but the actual pieces Cam wore twenty years ago to New York Fashion Week.
The Diplomats gifted Drizzy a custom bracelet with OVO, Dipset and Apollo pendants as the “Rich Flex’ rapper gave the Harlem crew their respective flowers.
“These guys right here from Harlem made us dress different, talk different, walk different, rap different — all the way in Canada,” Drake declared.
Juelz dapped up his set members as Aubrey showered them with words of praise.
Then Big Latto’s alleged boo, 21 Savage, joined him on stage and performed their biggest smashes from their joint album Her Loss including “Spin Bout You” and “Privileged Rappers”. The duo also performed their chart topping hits “Knife Talk” and “Jimmy Cooks” from Drake’s solo project, “Certified Lover Boy”.
During their performance the two teased a possible tour with Champagne Papi saying,
“We’re gonna be out on the road this summer.”
Prior to the Apollo performance, deets about an alleged It’s All a Blur tour appeared online.
The Canadian crooner also shared he may be releasing another project this year as he spoke candidly to his fans.
“I appreciate all of those people that stick by me. I know it’s like a cool thing … to be like ‘f**k Drake’ … but I deeply appreciate everybody for continuing to support us”.
“I’ve thought about a bunch of things in life, but at this moment in time none of those things are stopping making music for you, so I’ll be here for you for a little bit at least. And I hope I can strike up more emotions for you, maybe this year. I might get bored and make another one, who knows!”
Drake is doubling back today for a second performance of his stellar setlist:
Over My Dead Body
Feel No Ways
Best I Ever Had
HYFR (Hell Ya Fucking Right)
Started From the Bottom
I’m on One
No New Friends
Laugh Now Cry Later
Hold On, We’re Going Home
In My Feelings
Way 2 Sexy
Wait For U
Calling My Name
I Really Mean It (with Dipset)
Dipset Anthem (with Dipset)
We Fly High (Ballin’) (with Dipset)
Rich Flex (with 21 Savage)
Privileged Rappers (with 21 Savage)
Spin Bout You (with 21 Savage)
Jimmy Cooks (with 21 Savage)
Knife Talk (with 21 Savage)
Drake has solidified himself as a rap legend and performances like this are a reminder why. He still needs to apologize to Meg Thee Stallion for accusing her of lying about being shot on his song “Circo Loco” though. We haven’t forgotten.