Following three sold-out shows at Staples Center earlier this month and two more at The Forum this week, Drizzy brought out a host of A-list surprises for the Inglewood crowd on Thursday (Sept. 29).
First, it was Big Sean who made fans raise their cameras in shock. The Detroit spitter jumped across the stage, performing “IDFWU” and “All Me” with Drake. Then French Montana took it “All the Way Up” and joined Drizzy to “pump, pump, pump it up” with their “No Shopping” collaboration.
But the surprises weren’t over as two local legends-turned worldwide icons followed. Ice Cube graced the stage with his verse off N.W.A’s “Straight Outta Compton” and had the crowd on its feet for “You Can Do It.”
Speaking of The World’s Most Dangerous Group, Cube’s N.W.A brother Dr. Dre also took the stage for “The Next Episode,” getting a hometown hero’s welcome. Drake then grabbed the mic to celebrate the Compton king.
“This man right here,” he said of the Apple Music tycoon, “was the first person to ever give me a paycheck to make music.”
He added: “This is one of the most important figures in the world, a mentor to me, an inspiration to me, a motherfu**ing legend on the West Coast.”
Top Dawg Entertainment CEO Anthony Tiffith was also in the crowd, and Drake acknowledged his presence, while downplaying rumors of beef with Kendrick Lamar. “Shout out to Kendrick for holding down L.A.,” he said. “Don’t listen to anyone. That’s my dawg.”
In between the 6 God’s surprises, Future had some friends come through too. Ty Dolla $ign popped up for a performance of “Blasé” and Young Thug delivered “Best Friend” with Hendrix beside him.
The star-studded tour has featured several surprises all “Summer Sixteen,” including cameos from Eminem, Kanye West, Rihanna, and Snoop Dogg.
Up next, Drake may just be ready to release a new project. Recently, he revealed that he’s completed 6-7 new songs on this tour alone. Plus, he reportedly has joint projects with Gucci Mane and Kanye West on deck.