By Sowmya Krishnamurthy
How’s OVOXOA$AP for hip-hop’s next acronym? NYC sensation A$AP Rocky headlined his first international show last night at The Opera House in Toronto, Canada. The Harlem pretty boy brought out Drake as a guest star. Clad in a fur-lined puffy down jacket, Drizzy introduced Rocky to his frenzied hometown crowd, telling them, “I’d like to welcome you to the greatest city in the motherf—ing world!” and then jumped into the bouncy track “The Motto.” Rocky responded to the brotherly love, with “I’d like to thank my brother A$AP Drizzy for coming out!” This is a bromance coming full circle for the two.
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Drizzy introduced Rocky last September while spinning a set at Versace’s glitzy Fashion’s Night Out soiree in NYC. When asked about how it felt to receive Drake’s cosign, the “Peso” rapper told us, “He’s in a position where if he co-signs somebody, it’s valid, and he’s a real lyricist, and he’s got good taste. I mean, look at his music. Therefore, when he comes to listen to people like me and he gets inspired and then wants to take us out on tour, it just shows you he’s a real dude.”
The duo will share the stage during the 2012 Club Paradise Tour along with Kendrick Lamar. Kicking off on Valentine’s Day in Miami, the tour will hit 17 cities in North America, with stops including New Orleans, Austin and San Diego.