Drake made a surprise appearance at rapper Fredo’s concert ahead of the opening night of his UK leg of his “Assassination Vacation Tour” in Manchester.
The Grammy-winner dropped by the O2 Ritz, which holds just 1,500 people, a day before his gig at nearby Manchester Arena, to join the London star for a rendition of the former’s song “Nonstop” from his record-breaking LP Scorpion.
Fredo fans paid just $33 a ticket for the concert and went crazy for the hip-hop superstar.
The Canadian rapper warmed himself up before his extravagant first show of the tour in the Northern city, which saw the “In My Feelings” hitmaker perform on a 360-degree LED stage, with flying drones with lights, lasers, fireworks and even had a rotating yellow Ferrari hovering over the crowd.
After performing the emotional number “Upset,” footage was shown on big screens of Drake as a child and in the studio.
The arena was silenced, and the crowd looked on in the dark as the videos played.
The montage also included a clip of Drake with his former on-again, off-again flame Rihanna, then footage was shown of the rapper crying into his hands.
The spectacular performance was brought to a close with Drake‘s hit single “God’s Plan.”
Fredo reunited on stage with Drake at the show, 24 hours after they teamed up for their surprise performance, and fellow UK rapper DAVE was also a special guest.
The “Hotline Bling” hitmaker — who was supported by Tory Lanez — talked to his fans between songs and declared himself an honorary citizen of the UK.
He told the arena audience: “I’m from Toronto, Canada, but I’m sure in another life I was born in the UK.”
The “Assassination Vacation Tour” continues this evening, March 11, 2019, with a second show in Manchester.
Drake will then head to Paris to perform on March 13, March 15 and March 16 at the AccorHotels Arena.
He will then play Ireland, with three dates at Dublin’s 3Arena from March 19 to March 22, before moving to Birmingham for three consecutive nights at the Resorts World Arena between March 26 and March 28.
The 32-year-old star will then make The O2, which holds 20,000 people, his home for two shows on April 1 and April 2. After a day off, he will return to the iconic venue on April 4 and April 5, and again on April 8, with his last performance at the arena on April 9.
The “Passionfruit” star will then travel to Antwerp and Amsterdam for a series of shows, concluding at the Ziggo Dome on April 26.