All eyes were on Drake as he took the stage in Wantagh, Long Island, in the days after his headline-making brawl with Chris Brown. Following sets from Waka Flocka Flame, 2 Chainz, Meek Mill, French Montana, and J. Cole, the Canadian rapper forgot about the drama as he performed at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater during the second to last stop on his “Club Paradise” tour.
With extra security in place, Drizzy alluded to the bottle-throwing incident early in his performance. “When I woke up this morning, I had to think about a lot of things,” he told the crowd of 15,000. “But the only thing I gave a f**k about was that I was in New York City tonight.”
A couple songs later, he brought up the topic again. “You were having a good night so far, you done had a couple drinks, you done met a couple thangs, and then the ni**a in the corner start looking at you funny and you feel a motherfu**in’ way about it. And then somebody going to the bathroom bumps you with their elbow and you like, ‘What the f**k?’ At that time in my life, there’s really only one ni**a that I wanna hear,” said the Young Money rapper, before Waka Flocka joined him for “Round of Applause.”
But his fans were there to have a good time, and that’s what he delivered, running through hit after hit and bringing out some surprise guests including Busta Rhymes, A$AP Rocky, and Dipset’s Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, and Cam’ron.