Indiana fans got a double dose of Canada’s finest hitmaking talent on Friday night (August 13). When [artist id="2545682"]Drake[/artist] took the stage at the Indiana State Fair, the rapper was joined by a special hysteria-inducing guest: Justin Bieber.
After a storm delayed the start of the show for over an hour, openers such as Cali duo New Boyz warmed up the crowd of an estimated 13,000 fans, according the Indianapolis Metromix website. Drizzy took the stage around 10 p.m. and ripped through hits like the Swizz Beatz-T.I. collaboration “Fancy” and the romantic rap track “Find Your Love.” While a local report said the Toronto MC was a major draw, pulling in thousands of fans to the Indianapolis concert, Drake pushed the excitement up to another level by bringing Bieber onstage.
Online videos of the event show that the Young Money rapper slowed things down for a minute to introduce his surprise guest. “I can’t forget my little brother [who's] here too,” Drizzy told the crowd. “This kid is part of something special too. You know we both from Canada and sh–, so you know I can’t forget ol’ J. Beezy. That’s my dawg, man.” Screams erupted when the teen megastar sauntered on stage and briefly embraced both Drake and an unsuspecting fan.
Later on, sporting a red hoodie with his trademark side-swept bangs peeking out from underneath a fitted cap, the teen sensation bounded across the stage during Drizzy’s rendition of “Best I Ever Had.” Bieber didn’t pick up the mic but played hype man to his Canadian homie, mouthing the lyrics and engaging fans. Bieber hollered along with concertgoers when Drake switched up the song with the chant, “Free Weezy!”
The pop phenomenon continued to spread Bieber Fever throughout the night when he returned to the stage for a true rock star moment. The baby-faced singer got all hair-band with it as he pounded out a drum solo and tossed a stool across the stage to crowd’s deafening cheers.
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