Drake Brings Out Lauryn Hill, J. Cole, G-Unit at OVO Fest 2014 [VIDEO]
Drake‘s OVO Fest 2014 came to a grande close at the Molson Canadian Amphitheater in Toronto on Monday (Aug. 4). After hosting special performances from OutKast, Bun B and YG during the opening night on Sunday (Aug. 3), October’s Very Own welcomed a whole new host of stars to the stage during the second and final show of his annual two-day concert.
Kicking things off was Drake’s favorite ‘SNL’ curve girl, Jhene Aiko, who looked as elegant as ever draped in a white dress and headpiece as she performed both new and old songs, including ‘The Worst.’ The legendary Lauryn Hill hit the stage next to treat the crowd to classic songs like ‘Lost Ones’ and ‘Doo Wop,’ which unfurled into a duet with Drizzy as he made his first appearance of the night to perform ‘Draft Day’ (which samples Ms. Hill’s aforementioned track).
It was at this point that the OVO leader took over, storming through his catalog of hits from ‘So Far Gone’ all the way up to ‘Nothing Was the Same’ (but not before sharing a touching moment with his mother in front of the entire crowd).
‘We Made It’ and ‘The Language’ kicked things off in emphatic fashion before Aubrey took to back to ‘Successful’ and ‘Na Na’ with the help of Trey Songz.
J. Cole, rocking a shiny Roc-a-Fella Records chain, was the next surprise guest as he performed ‘Can’t Get Enough.’ Just like the pair’s performance in Los Angeles last month, Drake crowned Cole as one of the “kings” of the rap game, but this time, he didn’t miss out Kendrick Lamar in his honors list. It’s becoming an OVO Fest tradition for Drake to dead his “beefs” with other rappers, ain’t it?
PARTYNEXTDOOR, DJ Khaled, OB O’Brien, Tinashe, YG, Usher, 50 Cent and G-Unit (minus Tony Yayo and Young Buck, who were held up at the border) rounded out the star-studded guest list, but it was the man-of-the-hour Drake who brought the night to an epic climax by performing ‘Trophies’ and ’0 to 100.’
Check out all the highlights from the closing night of OVO Fest 2014 below, courtesy of Spencer Clements.