YMCMB trio Lil Wayne, Drake, & Nicki Minaj Reunited At Young Money Concert.
The eagerly anticipated Young Money reunion took place on Saturday at the Budweiser Stage in Toronto, five days after it was postponed because Drake had COVID. The performance, which was a part of Drake’s OVO Fest, honoured the Young Money movement that dominated hip-hop in the late 2000s and the early 2010s.
Things started out slowly. “Unfortunately, Lil Wayne had complications at the border,” read a notice that flashed on the screen an hour and a half after the event was scheduled to begin.
Then came another message that said, “Thank goodness Drake runs the border.”
Weezy came out to 2010’s “Blunt Blowin” before going into singles including “Mrs. Officer,” “Rich as F***,” and “Loyal,” to the applause of the crowd.
Nicki really asked Drake if he still had covid mid-performance 😂 pic.twitter.com/HZjL7bMAts
— Rap Marathon (@RapMarathon_) August 7, 2022
Wayne began his 30-minute concert with “People at the Border,” and finished it with “A Milli.”
Nicki Minaj, the First Lady of Young Money, came next. The rap diva performed favourites like “Beez in the Trap,” “Chun-Li,” and “Super Bass” while sporting long pink hair and a green Louis Vuitton purse.
Then Drizzy gave his solo performance, playing songs from his most recent album, Honestly, Nevermind, and capping it off with “Sticky,” “Way 2 Sexy,” and “Knife Talk.”
Drake praises Nicki Minaj at the Young Money reunion in OVO Fest.
“Nobody can f*ck with Nicki.” pic.twitter.com/0LkZ3dWYvo
— Pop Base (@PopBase) August 7, 2022
The Young Money three came together on stage for a 30-minute trip down memory lane that includes “BedRock,” “Up All Night,” “The Motto,” and “Moment 4 Life” after a mini-set from Big Tymers (Birdman and Mannie Fresh).
Nicki once took Drake’s hand and jokingly questioned, “Do you still have COVID?”
Drake praised his Young Money sister and dubbed them the “best rappers of all time” in a tribute. Are these women really serious? No one should mess with Nicki. It resembles the creator. This is where it begins and ends, he said.
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He also showed Wayne, the person who found him, love. I cherish you. For this man, I would travel to the ends of the earth. You forever altered both my life and the character of this city, he remarked. So raise a ruckus in honour of the greatest rapper ever.
Wayne gave a shocking announcement before departing the stage. He announced that he was working on Carter VI and that it would be released soon.