Lil Wayne Taps Drake As Surprise Opener For Toronto Show

Drake recently brought Lil Wayne out as a special guest at the Dreamville Festival.

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Lil Wayne and Drake - Photo: Josh Brasted/WireImage
Lil Wayne and Drake - Photo: Josh Brasted/WireImage

Leading up to Lil Wayne’s Welcome To Tha Carter Tour date in Toronto, Ontario on April 12, he teased a surprise opener for the show. That artist turned out to be none other than Drake, who stunned the crowd this his unexpected performance.

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The exciting tease from the duo comes shortly after Drake brought out Weezy to perform at the Dreamville Festival in North Carolina. A few days before that performance, Wayne shared his first-ever career-spanning compilation album, I Am Music, available at all streaming platforms via Young Money Entertainment/Republic Records.

The 18-track collection boasts Weezy’s latest single “Kant Nobody” [feat. DMX], which was produced by Swizz Beatz. The track has already amassed 8.4 million Spotify streams and counting as well as 5.9 million YouTube views for the music video. The collection also boasts Tha Carter IV standout “6 Foot 7 Foot” [feat. Cory Gunz], which has recently surged back to the top of the conversation, reaching No.8 on the TikTok Top Tracks in the US.

On April 4, Lil Wayne kicked off his wildly anticipated Welcome to Tha Carter Tour at the Fillmore in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The run is presented by Young Money, Rolling Loud, and Live Nation.

During the set, Wayne performed massive hits like “A Milli,” “Fireman,” and “I’m Me” in addition to newer songs like “God Did.” Wayne will continue making stops around the country before concluding at The Wiltern in Los Angeles on Saturday, May 13. The music mogul is also set to perform at Pharrell’s Something in the Water Festival April 28-30.

In other Weezy news, Capcom announced that Lil Wayne will be hosting an “extended final look” at the studio’s upcoming video game Street Fighter 6 next week. The Street Fighter 6 Showcase will take place on April 20, and will be streamed at 11PM BST/6PM ET/3 PM PT.

Capcom shared that the trailer will have “over 30 minutes of big news and announcements.” Lil Wayne added more information, saying, “We’re talking new ways to fight, crazy new game modes and some big announcements.”

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