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There are few artists who rep their hometowns harder than Drake and Eminem, so when Drizzy’s Summer Sixteen Tour pulled into Detroit last night, he must have known that there was one person in particular who had to join him on stage.
Performing his track “Forever,” Drake told the Motor City Crowd he “works for them” before calling on Eminem to perform his fiery verse off the 2009 hit. Watch the crowd understandably go wild in this clip below.
Following Eminem’s surprise reveal at last night’s show, Drake announced, “Detroit, make some noise for the greatest rapper to ever get on the motherfucking microphone; he goes by the name of Eminem. Legendary shit tonight.”
The notoriously secluded Eminem humbly responded to Drake’s declaration, saying, “It’s an honor to share the stage with this man right here. Detroit, one more time, make Drake feel the love.”
Last night’s performance should finally put to rest any beef rumours between the two MCs. After Drake and Joe Budden, who’s signed to Eminem’s Slaughterhouse, exchanged jabs on songs, Hot 97 radio DJ Ebro Darden joked that Drake and Em would soon be battling.
To make this fake beef even more confusing, the social media-shy Marshall Mathers posted a picture with Drake last night and the caption, ‘Views from the Joe,’ which some are speculating relates to Joe Budden. Here’s a more logical thought – the arena the two performed at last night is the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit.
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This isn’t the first time Drake has shared the stage with ‘the greatest rapper.’ Eminem was a surprise guest during the inaugural OVO Fest back in 2010, where the two performed “Forever.” That same year, Drake, Eminem and Lil Wayne performed “Forever,” as well as Em and Wayne’s then-new track “Drop The World” at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards.
In addition to Eminem, Drake’s Summer Sixteen Tour most recently featured a surprise appearance from LeBron James when the tour hit the basketball player’s home state in Columbus, Ohio this past weekend. Coincidentally, it’s James who stars in one of the video versions of “Forever.”
The Summer Sixteen Tour rolls into Pittsburgh tonight, so don’t be surprised if you see Wiz Khalifa on stage. We know the man reps black and yellow.