Drake Announces OVO Fest's Return While Performing With UK Rapper Dave In Toronto

Toronto, CA – Drake was welcomed onto the stage as a surprise guest during Dave’s show in Toronto on Friday (May 13). During his appearance at REBEL, Drizzy gave high praise to the UK rapper before announcing the return of OVO Fest in 2022.

“Toronto, please, like I said, this guy right here is a once in a generation talent,” he said on stage. “Whether he’s rapping, pouring out his heart, whether he’s turning all the way up, whether he’s playing the piano, whether he’s acting in our show, Top Boy, I promise you this guy right here is a one of one. Make some muthafucking noise for Dave.”

He added, “I love you with all my heart. They let the city back open so I will see you at OVO Fest soon.”

The last OVO Fest took place in 2019 after being put on hold for the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The previous lineup boasted B2K, Mario, Pretty Ricky, Lloyd, the Ying Yang Twins, Chingy and Bobby V, with special guests Cardi B, Offset, Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Tyga and more.

Drake’s relationship with Dave goes back to 2016 when he featured on the remix of “Wanna Know,” before going on to produce Netflix’s Top Boy series, which Dave starred in alongside fellow UK rappers Kano and Little Simz.

Following Friday’s show, Drake took to his Instagram Stories to reflect on performing with Dave and how far they’ve come together.

“@santandave I am blessed to share a stage with you,” he wrote. “what a journey it’s been my brother more more more.”

Dave responded on his own Instagram Stories, “@champagnepapi it’s deeper. my hero fr.”

As well as giving Dave props, Drake performed “Knife Talk” and the “Wanna Know” remix — watch clips from the show below.

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