Drake Reunites With J. Cole During U.K. Show, Teases New Music Together

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Drake ends his run at London's O2 with a guest appearance from J. Cole.

Drake's European tour is nearly coming to a close but it's safe to say that the "Assassination Vacation" tour has been lit. The rapper just closed out his seven-day residency at London's O2 arena which switched their name to the O3 for the rapper's string of shows. Over the past several shows, he's brought out a slew of guests and to close it out, he brought out J. Cole.

Drake and J. Cole reunited on stage during Drizzy's last show in London's O2 Arena. Cole came out to perform his latest single, "Middle Child" before he and Drake had a moment together on stage.

"Top 5, if not, God damn arguably the best rapper to ever come in this motherf*cker," Cole said on stage with his arm around Drizzy. "Watching your show tonight, god damn."

Drake shared his praise for Cole right after. "When I think of all my earliest memories there was always one guy that was always right there doing the same thing as me. Taking care of his people, showin' love," he said about Cole. "This man right here. He hasn't changed since the first day I met him."

Adding, "I can't wait to make some new music with you. I know we been working. I can't wait to let the people hear it."

During Drake's residency, he also brought out WizKid and Giggs as well as J Hus who came to the venue right after his release from jail. 


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