It’s officially OVO SZN.
Drake’s birthday-turned-lifestyle went down yesterday, with the rapper turning 31. In between his Boy Meets World tour dates, his new restaurant endeavours and grooming all his talented OVO signees, Drizzy still made time to party.
Hosting a lavish Casa Loma celebration in Toronto on Saturday and then a Bar Mitzvah-themed bash in L.A. last night, it’s evident that Drake’s the life of the party… even the ones he crashes. Here are 10 times Champagne Papi showed up unannounced and stole the show.
— Def Jam Recordings (@DefJamRecords) September 5, 2017
In celebration of Canada’s 150 celebrations, various performers were scheduled to appear at City Hall in Toronto. Drake wasn’t listed as an announced performer, but that didn’t stop the 6 God from taking the stage and performing anyway.
Drake created pandemonium when he walked out on stage surprising thousands of screaming fans during The Weeknd’s show in Toronto. Drake took the mic announcing to fans that he only came to “support one of the most important artists of this generation.” He went on saying, “we started this OVOXO shit together, and we can never let it die.”
Drizzy stopped by The Velvet Underground in Toronto to perform “Get It Together” with Smith, who was featured on his album, More Life.
— lil photo pass (@drewyorke) August 25, 2017
Drake bounced his way onto the stage at Reading Fest in the England to share the stage with London rapper Giggs during his set.
Drake came through 21 Savage’s show and lit it up. The two initially joined forces performing their hit song “Sneakin,” with Drake later taking over with his lead single “Fake Love,” from More Life.
Metro Boomin introduced Drake as the surprise special guest performer on stage at the Electronic Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas.
Drake took an intermission from his concert pop-ups to roll through to the Toronto International Film Festival this year. He arrived at the Princess of Wales Theatre to catch the premier of The Carter Effect. Drake appears in the film, which examines former Toronto Raptor Vince Carter’s influence on basketball and the city’s culture.
Drake made surprise appearances at Ryerson University’s concerts in 2015 and 2016, where he performed to a crowd of starstruck students. In the days leading up to Ryerson’s 2015 frosh welcome week Drake showed love to the school by Instagramming a Drake-themed banner at the school.
Later that week, Drake took to the stage with city councillor and super fan, Norm Kelly to perform some of his hit songs including “Back To Back.”
— Ryerson Student Life (@RUStudentLife) September 12, 2015
A year later, Ryerson took it a step further throwing an all out 6ix-themed concert. DJ Esco was listed as the headliner, but the school kept any further details regarding performers on the hush. At the concert, Drake stormed the stage and performed songs from Views, including “Know Yourself” and “Energy.”
As brand ambassador, Drake has made it a point to stand out at every single Raptors game he attends. From sideline refereeing to the heckling and shouting Drake has not only blessed us with his presence but also with some hilarious meme material, including the time he showed up looking like a grandpa.