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Drake postpones OVO Fest Toronto live performance after he checks constructive for COVID-19

Drake postpones OVO Fest Toronto live performance after he checks constructive for COVID-19

TORONTO — Drake on Monday mentioned he examined constructive for COVID-19 and postponed the extremely anticipated Younger Cash Reunion live performance scheduled for that evening in Toronto.

The Toronto rapper posted the announcement on his Instagram account, later shared by live performance promoter Reside Nation. The present was to finish the annual three-day OVO Fest music pageant hosted by the Canadian musician. Drake mentioned the present can be rescheduled to the earliest attainable date.

“I’m actually devastated to say that I examined constructive for COVID and the Younger Cash Reunion present scheduled for tonight is being rescheduled to the SOONEST date attainable,” he mentioned.

“I’ll preserve the town posted and share the brand new date each time we’ve it locked. Till then I hope everybody stays secure and wholesome and I really like you all, I’m so sorry for letting you down on our weekend collectively and the second I check unfavourable I gives you every thing I obtained on stage (besides COVID).”

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The present at Budweiser Stage, that includes Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj, was to be a reunion of acts on the Younger Cash report label, following one other live performance on the identical website Friday that includes Chris Brown and Lil Child.

Dubbed “October World Weekend: Highway to OVO Fest Tour,” the pageant kicked off in Toronto Thursday with an All Canadian North Stars live performance, that includes appearances by a dozen Canadian hip-hop and rap artists together with Choclair, Jully Black, Kardinal Offishall, Keshia Chante and Maestro Recent Wes.

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Drake described them as artists who “paved the way in which” for many who got here after. The present was held at Historical past, a venue that opened with the help of Drake final November. The live performance included a few shock visitors: Nelly Furtado and hip hop pioneer Michie Mee.

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The 2022 version of OVO Fest was the primary since 2019, with the final two years cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Drake has mentioned he plans to take his OVO Fest on the street for its tenth anniversary, in 2023, with dates “around the globe.”

© 2022 The Canadian Press

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