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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Following a positive COVID-19 test, Drake cancels his performance at OVO Fest Toronto

Drake cancels his OVO Fest Toronto concert after testing positive for COVID-19

Key Takeaways:

  • After Drake revealed on Monday that he had tested positive for COVID-19, the eagerly anticipated Young Money Reunion performance scheduled for that evening in Toronto was cancelled.
  • The COVID-19 epidemic caused the OVO Fest to be postponed the previous two years, therefore it wasn’t held until 2019.

The much-awaited Young Money Reunion performance set for that night in Toronto was postponed after Drake announced Monday that he had tested positive for COVID-19.

Rapper from Toronto made the statement on Instagram, and concert producer Live Nation later publicized it. The performance was the capstone for the Canadian musician’s yearly three-day OVO Fest music extravaganza. The show will be rescheduled as soon as possible, according to Drake.

He said that the Young Money Reunion show set for tonight is being postponed to the SOONEST date possible. “I am extremely devastated to say that I tested positive for COVID,” he said.

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“When we get a new date set, I’ll let the city know and let them know. The instant I test negative, I will give you all I have on stage (besides COVID), but until then, I expect everyone stays safe and healthy. I love you all and am sorry for disappointing you during our weekend together.

Following a concert with Chris Brown and Lil Baby at the same venue on Friday, Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj were set to perform at Budweiser Stage as part of a Young Money record label reunion.

A dozen Canadian hip-hop and rap artists, such as Choclair, Jully Black, Kardinal Offishall, Keshia Chante, and Maestro Fresh Wes, performed at the All Canadian North Stars concert, which was the festival’s official opening event and was dubbed “October World Weekend: Road to OVO Fest Tour,” which began in Toronto on Thursday.

Drake cancels his OVO Fest Toronto concert after testing positive for COVID-19
Drake cancels his OVO Fest Toronto concert after testing positive for COVID-19. Image from Billboard

They “laid the way,” in the words of Drake, for other musicians. The concert was performed at History, a place that Drake helped open in November. Surprise attendees at the concert included Nelly Furtado and the father of hip hop, Michie Mee.

OVO Fest had not been held since 2019, with the previous two years being postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

To celebrate OVO Fest’s 10th anniversary in 2023, Drake has stated that he intends to tour the event with dates “over the world.”

Source: Global News

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