Drake made a surprise appearance during the Washington, D.C. stop on Lil Wayne's I Am Still Music tour, performing several songs with his mentor, and addressing the rumors that he had split from his Young Money crew.

Introducing his Canadian protégé with a heartfelt dedication before launching into their duet, 'Miss Me,' Wayne thanked the crowd for their support.

"I know ya'll know a few months ago I was locked up and s--t, but it was people like Drake and people like y'all that made me feel like I wasn't even there, so I appreciate that s--t. I really do. I just wanted you to miss me while I was gone!"

Drake then begged for Wayne's permission to clear up rumors about the alleged dissension within the Young Money ranks.

"Can I say something?" he asked. "I wanna tell you something. You see, today, when I landed in D.C. and I got off the plane, this n---- looked me in my eyes and he asked me, 'Did you drop out of Young Money?' And I looked him right back in his eyes and I said, 'Boy, are you out your motherf---in' mind?' Man, I want this s--- 'Forever!'"

Drake concluded by returning Wayne's heartfelt introduction. "I love you with all my heart my brother. I love you with all my heart," he said, hugging his Young Money boss. "It's Young Money, baby!"

Lil Wayne's long-awaited 'Tha Carter IV' is in stores May 16.