Drake & Rihanna, Drake & Kanye
Let’s start with Kanye.
Drake’s OVO Fest was this weekend in Toronto. Every year he brings out the special guests. Last night there were several special guests, the most notable being Kanye West. And while on stage the two decided to announce that they’re working on a new album. Great. I’m excited, I really am. Would it be OK though if they spaced it out a bit? They both just released new albums this year. It feels like Drake’s coming with a new song once a week. I can’t keep up. Maybe I’m just old.
Rihanna joined Drake on stage both nights at OVO. And remember, she’s on her own tour. On Saturday her tour was in Paris. On Sunday and Monday she’s in Toronto with Drake and tonight she resumes ANTI in Sweden. So…
I mean. There’s paying back favours – because he showed up for her during several of her tour stops – and then there’s showing up for his hometown because you know it means that much to him. Which, by the standards of their relationship, being that he’s the one who comes running when she calls, is a big gesture. Can we call this a big gesture?
Rihanna and Drake have been doing this dance for years – and all of this year so far. It may be the longest stretch of whatever it is that they do that we’ve seen. I’m not sure what it means. But I want it to mean something.
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