Drake and J. Cole reunite.
During the latest stop on his “Assassination Vacation Tour” on Thursday (April 11), Drizzy brought out the North Carolina rapper to perform “Middle Child” at London’s O2 Arena.
J. Cole’s Dreamville logo was projected on the giant screen as PUMA’s newest ambassador emerged to cheers from the 20,000-plus crowd, decked out in a PUMA hoodie, track pants, and sneakers.
Following the surprise set, Drake praised his longtime friend. “I want you to get as loud as you can possibly get for my brother all the way from Fayetteville, North Carolina, came here to be with you tonight,” said Drake. “One of the greatest to ever do this rap shit ever in history.”
With their arms around each other, Cole returned the compliment. “Top five, if not, Goddamn arguably the best rapper to ever come in this motherfu**ing thing, hit after hit. Watching your show tonight, my ni**a, Goddamn.”
Drake added, “When I think of all my earliest memories there was always one guy that was always right there doing the same thing as me. Taking care of his people, showin’ love, and it’s this man right here. He hasn’t changed since the first day I met him.”
Before leaving the stage, they also hinted at more music on the horizon. “I can’t wait to make some new music with you. I know we been working. I can’t wait to let these people hear it,” said Drake as the crowd erupted in cheers.
In December, Drizzy took to Instagram to share video of them riding in Cole’s Rolls-Royce Ghost as they cruised through L.A. The reunion had fans hopeful for a new collaboration from the OVO and Dreamville duo, who previously teamed up on 2010’s “In the Morning” and 2013’s “Jodeci Freestyle.”