By Hillary Crosley, with reporting by Sway Calloway
Imagine you hadn’t seen one of your good friends for a long time and they surprised you—in front of 4500 people. That’s how rapper Drake felt during his Lights Dreams And Nightmares Tour finale when Lil Wayne took the stage on Saturday (November 6) in Las Vegas.
“The show was going great, then after the hook of “Miss Me” I just heard … Wayne’s verse,” said the Toronto MC. “That was the first time I’ve seen him since he’s been out. I did a show in LA [the night before Lil Wayne was released] and that time on stage was my first time seeing Wayne out of jail.”
In September, Wayne wrote “Please don’t expect me to come out looking any different. I’m the same little ‘ol me,” in one of his letters—highlights of which RapFix rounded up for you—on his fan site WeezyThaxYou.com. But contrary to what the MC said himself, Drake said the Young Money Cash Money captain seemed a bit bigger than before.
“He looks like he’s been working out crazy,” said Drake with a laugh. “It was just incredible man to see this man come out and it was like nothing changed. He had the glasses with the tag dangling, he was just fresh to death, no shirt, just thuggin’ it! It was such a real moment. I couldn’t control it, I really did almost jump through the roof, I jumped so high.”
So high in fact that some on the Thank Me Later MC’s team worried that he might injure his knee, on which he underwent surgery last year.
“Yo, I think everybody [thought] ‘What’s this man doing?’ But I couldn’t control it, that being the moment that I see him? Knowing that [he was performing], would’ve been great because then I could’ve been like ‘Man, these people are about to be so excited’ but I had no idea,” admitted the MC.
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