Drake, Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne reunite for The Young Money Show

The Young Money trio of Drake, Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne reunited on Saturday night’s Budweiser Stage in Toronto to commemorate the label that started it all. The evening’s Young Money reunion show was originally scheduled for August 1 as part of the October World Weekend but was postponed a few days after Drake tested positive for COVID-19.

Before welcoming his Young Money colleagues on stage, Drake performed some of his newer songs and addressed some criticism of his latest dance-heavy album Honestly, Nevermind.

“[The album] is one of the greatest things I’ve ever done. I like to challenge myself, you know, but I’ve had a lot of people snap at me and say, “You know, this shit is too fast, I don’t know… you make music like Zara,” he explained, referring to it on memes and critics liken the album to the music played in the retailer’s dressing rooms.

“And I said, ‘Do you want me to slow it down? Do you want old Drake? That’s all you have to say,” as he began singing a piano version of “A Keeper.”

According to Complex, the show was delayed by two hours due to Wayne’s complications upon arrival at the Canadian border. Before Wayne took the stage, a screen on stage read, “Unfortunately Lil Wayne was having trouble at the border. Luckily Drake controls the border.”

All three acts had their own solo performance time. Drake and Minaj performed “Moment 4 Life” and “Up All Night” together, while Wayne and Drake skipped between verses on “The Motto” and “Every Girl.” The trio also gave a performance of their hugely popular “Bedrock”.

Complex quoted Drake’s emotional speech dedicated to Wayne, founder of the label Young Money, whom he called “the greatest rapper of all time”.

“I would go to the end of the world for this man,” he said. “You changed my damn life and you changed the city forever.”

To wrap up the reunion show, Wayne announced that his album Tha Carter VI is “coming soon.” Show the title in huge letters on the stage. The album – which has reportedly been in development since 2020 – serves as a follow-up to 2018’s “Tha Carter V.”

https://variety.com/2022/music/news/drake-nicki-minaj-lil-wayne-reunion-show-toronto-1235335483/ Drake, Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne reunite for The Young Money Show

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