Drake - Drake Recruits All-star Line-up To Close Ovo Festival

Rapper Drake turned his OVO Festival in Canada into a star-studded affair on Monday night (05Aug13) by introducing Kanye West, Lil Wayne and Tlc to the stage and reuniting Sean '' Combs with his former protege Ma$E.

The Best I Ever Had hitmaker closed out his fourth annual event with a headlining set at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre in his native Toronto and he made sure fans were given a show to remember by packing in the guest appearances from his hip-hop peers Wale, Big Sean, A$AP Rocky and French Montana, as well as R&B singers The Weeknd and Miguel.

West took over the stage to perform Can't Tell Me Nothing and New Slaves, and heaped praise on Drake, crediting the rapper with inspiring the Stronger star to team up with Jay Z for their 2011 collaborative album, Watch the Throne.

He said, "Me and Hov (Jay Z) would have never made Watch the Throne if this n**ga wouldn't have been pushing on us like that (sic)."

Lil Wayne then joined Drake for renditions of their joint songs The Motto, Hyfr and Love Me, before the audience was taken back to the late 1990s with a surprise set by Combs and Ma$e, who teamed up for covers of Notorious B.I.G.'s Mo Money Mo Problems and It's All About the Benjamins.

The surviving members of Tlc also took part in the nostalgic gig with Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins and Rozanda 'Chilli' Thomas running through No Scrubs and Waterfalls, while Lil Mama - who will portray tragic rapper Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes in an upcoming Tv biopic - also made an appearance onstage, although she did not perform.

The big gig ensured the OVO Festival ended on a high after singer Frank Ocean was forced to pull out of headlining the first night of the event due to a tear to one of his vocal cords. His absence prompted organisers to scrap Sunday's (04Aug13) line-up and instead expand Monday's show.


Tags: Drake - Kanye West - Lil Wayne - TLC


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