Drake's OVO Fest Was Full of Surprises

Drake's OVO Fest Was Full of Surprises

Drake hosts seventh annual two-night star-studded OVO Fest in Toronto

Drake hosts seventh annual two-night star-studded OVO Fest in Toronto

Text: Gabriella Salkin

Drake brought thousands together for his annual two-night concert, OVO Fest, in his native Toronto—and he did not disappoint. The star-studded concert saw guest performances from Rihanna, Kanye West, Future, and more at the Air Canada Centre.

Machel Montano and Sean Paul were the first performers of the night, with Paul playing his most notable hit, and audience favorite, “Temperature.”

Drake then finally took the stage, opening with “Summer Sixteen.”

His set was full of tracks from Views, but also oldies like “Started From the Bottom,” and “Hold On, We’re Going Home,” performed on an elevated, floating surface.

Drake then brought out a very special guest (whom he may be dating?), Rihanna. Dressed in a floor-length orange coat, RiRi performed “Needed Me” and “Bitch Better Have My Money” before inviting the rapper on stage to perform “Work” and, for its first live performance, “Too Good.”

Also joining Drake on Sunday night was his tour mate Future. The duo sang “Grammys," “Jumpman,” and “Big Rings.”

Stealing the show on Monday, however, was none other than Kanye West. West stormed the stage to help Drake out with their “Pop Style.” The song was released as a single and also features Jay-Z. During his set, West addressed the crowd: "Toronto, I got one question for you: "Is y'all ready for this album? Now, I'm not talking about Pablo. I wasn't talking about Views. I wanna ask y'all right now, y'all ready for THIS album?" West then signaled Drake on stage so the two could perform “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1.”

Does this mean dynamic duo are releasing an upcoming album? What does this mean for ‘Ye and Drizzy? We will have to wait to see!

Drake ended the OVO Fest by promising an eighth event next year and telling the crowd to “make some noise for the performers because that’s what OVO Fest is all about.”

Credits: Images courtesy of Instagram (@champagnepapi and @badgirlriri)


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