Drake, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Waka Flock Flame + Others Perform at OVO Festival 2012
After debuting his posthumous duet with Aaliyah, Drake entertained a sold-out crowd at his third annual OVO Fest in his hometown of Toronto on Sunday (Aug. 5). According to Billboard, a bevy of hip-hop luminaries joined the Canadian superstar onstage including Nicki Minaj, 2 Chainz, the Weeknd, Rick Ross and Waka Flocka Flame.
Dressed in all-white from head to toe, Drake sung a slew of tracks from his ‘Take Care’ album including ‘Lord Knows,’ ‘Practice,’ ‘Take Care,’ ‘Marvin’s Room’ and ‘Crew Love,’ of which The Weeknd joined him onstage to perform.
Drizzy’s labelmate Nicki Minaj rearranged her touring schedule so she could perform at the OVO Fest. The Young Money rapstress joined Drake for their duet ‘Make Me Proud,’ which she followed with ‘Beez in the Trap’ with 2 Chainz who, afterward, performed his Drake-assisted track ‘No Lie.’
Drake had plenty of surprises up his sleeves for his T.O. fans. The rapper brought out Waka Flocka Flame for a rendition of ‘Round of Applause’ and invited Maybach Music Group’s Rick Ross and Meek Mill for a performance of ‘Pop That.’ But the big surprise of the night had to be Snoop Dog (aka Snoop Lion) who got the crowd hyped with a medley of his dance anthem ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot’ and the summertime ode ‘Beautiful.’
Drake ended the show with hometown anthem ‘Headlines.’ “Every year, I feel like this is my motherf—ing birthday,” he told the audience. Judging by this star-studded event, it certainly was a celebration to behold.
Watch Drake Peform ‘Take Care’ at OVO Festival
Watch Drake + The Weeknd Perform ‘Crew Love’ at OVO Festival
Watch Drake + Nicki Minaj Perform ‘Make Me Proud’ at OVO Festival
Watch Drake + Rick Ross Perform ‘Pop That’ at OVO Festival
Watch Drake + Waka Flocka Flame Perform ‘Round of Applause at OVO Festival
Watch Snoop Dogg (Lion) Perform ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot’ at OVO Festival