"It's not about your city. I love your city. You did that shit to your motherfuckin' self, boy." Drake lets Meek have it in Philly and brings out Lil Wayne.
From the moment the "Summer Sixteen" tour dates were unveiled, Drake had tonight's show marked on his calendar. Tonight was the first time Drake performed in Philly since he entered into a beef with the city's biggest rapper, Meek Mill. On Friday night (Aug. 19), at the prior S'16 show in D.C., Drake modified a few lyrics when performing "Back to Back," the more famous of his two Meek disses, and rapped, "That pussy still ain't did shit about the other one," of course implicating Meek as "that pussy." While at the Wells Fargo Center tonight, Drake didn't seem concerned about being on his enemy's home turf. In fact, he made a special effort to take plenty of shots at Meek while in the MMG rapper's hometown.
He performed "Back to Back" again, and though that was bold enough, he addressed Meek directly after dropping the diss record. "And just remember, when you watch that video over and over tonight," said Drake, "It's not about your city. I love your city. You did that shit to your motherfuckin' self, boy."
He also added some new "Back to Back" lyrics in order to honor the occasion. "I did another one, I did another one," he raps, before swapping in a new line: "I even did this shit in Philly, man I'll never run."
"You did that sh** to yourself." - Drake after performing Back To Back In Philly pic.twitter.com/qlXGyD4fMt— Nigel Int'l D. (@Nigel_D) August 22, 2016
There was also a slight lyrical alteration during the VIEWS track "Still Here." After rapping "Me and all my n*ggas doin' well," he hit Meek with the following change-up: "Man, you not really from Philly and they can tell, n*gga."
According to DJ Akademiks, who was in attendance, Drake also took jabs at Meek by switching up the lyrics during renditions of both his 2014 single "Trophies" and the VIEWS track "Hype."
"F*ck that boy for ever... I hold a grudge son" changed lyrics on Trophies ... Drake out for revenge fr fr.— DJ Akademiks (@IamAkademiks) August 22, 2016
Drake to Meek Mill "I hate that p*ssy especially.. He always dying to mention me.. He gotta die out eventually" 😳💀— DJ Akademiks (@IamAkademiks) August 22, 2016
Drake apologized to Philly as a city for Meek Mill 😂😂💀💀💀. Says he loves philly as a city.— DJ Akademiks (@IamAkademiks) August 22, 2016
All beef aside, another highlight of the Philly show was the surprise guest appearance from Lil Wayne, who joined Drake for "HYFR" and performed "A Milli" solo. See footage of both songs below. The Young Money duo apparently also hinted at the possibility of another co-headlining tour, their last one being the "Drake vs. Lil Wayne" tour Summer 2014.
Lil Wayne comes out at Summer 16 in Philly pic.twitter.com/tqzYlOIiif— DJ Akademiks (@IamAkademiks) August 22, 2016
Drake brings out Wayne in Philly!!! pic.twitter.com/rPeuXug8Oi— Word On Road (@WordOnRd) August 22, 2016
"Drake vs Wayne 2 coming soon.." #SummerSixteenTour— Word On Road (@WordOnRd) August 22, 2016