Drake and Future have finally made their way back to the capital of the “Dirty South” as they performed live in Atlanta at the Phillips Arena for the second night in a row. This Summer Sixteen tour has been highly anticipated, and fans were shocked with some of the friends that Drake brought to the stage. During the first performance 2 Chainz and Gucci Mane popped out. In the second show, Gucci Mane showed up again, but this time Young Thug and Usher came along with him and performed their newest single “No Limit”. Usher recently premiered “No Limit” and it features Travis Scott, Maste P, A$AP Ferg, Gucci, and 2 Chainz.
Since the beginning of his Summer Sixteen tour Drake has brought out many different celebrities and top name guest stars, and Drizzy did it again recently in Ohio when the Toronto rapper brought out LeBron James during an Ohio performance. During the Columbus, Ohio tour performance on Saturday night the 6 God surprised fans when he had the Cavs player come out on stage and they performed Pop Style together. In the video the crowd goes wild with excitement. LeBron is not the first NBA star that Drizzy has had as a guest during his tour. Recently at the MSG Drake invited Derrick Rse and his son, and the new point guard for the Knicks was also a popular choice with fans.
Drake and LeBron James both have a lot to celebrate. Drizzy is more popular than ever and his fan base is still rapidly growing. James just resigned with his team the Cavs to a 3 year deal reportedly worth about $100 million. As a 3 time champ in the NBA and a 4 time MVP player LeBron had a lot to negotiate with. So far Drake has already had tremendous success on his Summer Sixteen tour and the excitement seen and heard in the video shows that no one expects anything different in the future.
Toronto rapper Tory Lanez has met his fair share of controversy since remixing Drake’s song “Controlla,” in what was widely perceived to be a dig at his city’s biggest star. Last month, Drake took a direct shot back at Lanez while on tour, calling out “all you boys doing fake ‘Controlla’s.”
In an attempt to clear the air, Lanez visited Sway in the Morning on Monday. He balked at talking about Drake, and claimed that “I don’t have no personal problems with nobody.” However, he peppered his conversation with offhand remarks that could easily be read as subliminal shots at Drizzy.
“We’re here to unify,” he said, speaking of his “New Toronto” movement. “Some of us just don’t want to be unified.” Later in the interview, he pointedly said, “I’m not a singer. I’m not an r&b singer. I’m an artist”—leaving the contrast between “singer” and “artist” unspoken but heavily implied.
The cover of Drake’s record-setting album Views depicts the 29-year-old superstar sitting atop Toronto’s CN Tower, a music giant watching over his kingdom. It’s a long way for The Boy, who started from the bottom before taking on Degrassi, joining Lil Wayne’s Young Money label and (maybe) becoming Rihanna’s boy toy.
At his New York City concert last Thursday night Drizzy called out the radio station Hot 97, telling his audience that “They tellin’ lies on Hot 97 and that’s how it goes” A little later Drake added that “I told ’em fire Funk Flex, then I’ll come and do your show.” This diss was a fire back after ebro Darden made a joke about how Drizzy would try to go after Eminem if Eminem ever dissed the Toronto rapper.
This was a reference to the Drizzy Joe Budden feud going on right now since Budden is part of the crew at Eminem’s Shady Records. Drake is also not pleased with DJ Funk Flex, the legendary name at Hot 97, because Flex played the diss track Meek Mill aimed at Drizzy called Wanna Know. Hot 97 is the radio station that gave Drake his first shot at on air freestyle. A number of radio personalities weighed in on the diss by Drake, with Hot 97 & ESPN’s Own @Rosenbergradio responding “I don’t approve of drake saying f*ck hot 97 cuz we do generally support the hell out of him .. But I Def understand him hating some people.”