Sure, sure, everybody is going to just report that Kanye West went on another rant at Wireless Festival last night. But honestly? They’re focusing on the wrong thing. What’s way more interesting is that Kanye played three Drake songs during last night’s set.
Also, the fact that Kanye was covering for Drake.
Kanye already headlined London’s Wireless Festival on Friday night, but when Drake was sick enough to cancel his own Saturday night headlining slot last minute, Kanye stepped in. Considering how often people accuse Kanye of being selfish, this was a pretty selfless act.
And the situation is a little funny given Drake’s recent boasts on Lil Wayne’s first single off Tha Carter V. “I’m the only one to get the job done / I don’t know a n—- that could cover for me,” Drake sings at the beginning of “Believe Me.” If there’s anyone at all who can cover for Drake—it’s Kanye.
Playing a medley of “Trophies,” “We Made It,” and “All Me,” Kanye also shouted out Drake. “My homeboy Drake can’t be here but we still gotta rep for him tonight,” he said.
These gestures are definitely further proof of their growing friendship, which was cemented when Kanye appeared at OVO Fest last year. Drake also thanked Kanye on Instagram late last night.
“Man I appreciate Kanye playing “Trophies” at Wireless so much,” Drake wrote. “I want to be at all the shows more than anything in the world right now. I just keep watching the video over and over. Slow motion for me right now but I promise all the fans an incredible experience as soon as I am back. I am so sorry once again I love you all dearly. Thank you Ye for giving me that joy tonight.”
Awww! Now can we please get a Drake feature on your new album, Ye? That would bring us even more joy.