On Saturday night, Drake, Nicki Minaj, and Lil Wayne reunited at the Budweiser Stage in Toronto, celebrating the record label that launched their careers.
As part of October World Weekend, the Young Money Reunion show was originally scheduled for Aug. 1 but was delayed after Drake tested positive for COVID-19 a few days before the show.
Drake performed some of his newer songs before introducing his Young Money band members on stage and answering some criticisms regarding his most recent dance album, “Honestly, Nevermind.”
Apparently, Wayne’s complications at the Canadian border forced the show to be delayed by two hours. There was an announcement on stage before Wayne got on the stage that said: “Unfortunately, Lil Wayne had issues at the border. Luckily, Drake runs the border.”
There was a separate solo performance time for each singer. The performance included Drake and Minaj singing “Moment 4 Life” and “Up All Night” together, followed by Drake and Wayne singing “The Motto” and “Every Girl.” The band also covered the hugely popular song, “Bedrock.”
In his emotional speech, Drake referred to Wayne, the founder of the Young Money label, as “the greatest rapper of all time.”He said, “I would go to the ends of the earth for this man. You changed my fu—– life, and you changed the city forever.”
“Tha Carter VI,” the title of Wayne’s forthcoming album, was displayed in giant letters as the reunion show ended. According to reports, the album has been in development since 2020 and served as the follow-up to 2018’s “Tha Carter V.”