Drake, Nicki Minaj, and Lil Wayne came together for a special reunion show at the Budweiser Stage in Toronto, celebrating the iconic Young Money label that played a pivotal role in their careers. Originally planned for August 1 as part of October World Weekend, the event was postponed when Drake tested positive for COVID-19.
Before the Young Money trio took the stage, Drake performed some of his newer tracks and addressed criticism about his recent dance-focused album, “Honestly, Nevermind.” He defended the album, stating it’s one of the greatest things he’s done, despite some feedback comparing it to music played in Zara dressing rooms.
Drake engaged with the audience, responding to critics with humor and a piano rendition of “A Keeper,” signaling his willingness to adapt to fan preferences.
According to Complex, the show faced a two-hour delay due to Lil Wayne’s complications at the Canadian border. A screen on stage humorously stated, “Unfortunately, Lil Wayne had issues at the border. Luckily, Drake runs the border.”
Each artist had their solo performance time, with memorable collaborations like Drake and Minaj performing “Moment 4 Life” and “Up All Night,” while Wayne and Drake delivered dynamic verses for “The Motto” and “Every Girl.” The trio also treated the audience to a performance of their hit song “Bedrock.”
In an emotional tribute to Young Money’s founder Lil Wayne, Drake declared him “the greatest rapper of all time” and expressed profound gratitude for changing his life and the city of Toronto forever.
Closing the reunion show on a high note, Lil Wayne announced the upcoming release of his album “Tha Carter VI,” unveiling the title in large letters onstage. The album, anticipated since 2020, serves as the follow-up to 2018’s “Tha Carter V.” The reunion was a momentous occasion, showcasing the enduring bond and success of the Young Money family.