Drake was out and about in the 6 tonight, performing a surprise show at Ryerson University before helping the Raptors lock up a Game 7 win.
Today, one of Toronto's biggest schools, Ryerson University, held its "6-cents" spring concert. Inspired by Drake's nickname for Toronto, the cost of entry was apparently only six cents for Ryerson students. The concert was hosted by Future's right-hand man, DJ Esco, and the event promised to include "special guests." Those who were able to scrounge up enough couch pennies to cover the ticket price were indeed treated to a special performer, as Drake, hot off the release of VIEWS, made a surprise appearance after DJ Esco's set.
"I'm just doing this shit to prove to the rest of the world that this is the greatest city in the world," Drake told the crowd of zealous students.
His appearance earlier this evening marks the second time this school year that Drake has made a surprise performance at a Ryerson event. During his show tonight, he performed tracks like "Jumpman," "Energy," and "Summer Sixteen," as well as the VIEWS singles "One Dance" and "Pop Style," the latter for the first time ever. Watch footage below.
Drake comes out at the Ryerson 6 cent concert pic.twitter.com/DRIJhWtoej— The6Track (@the6Track) May 1, 2016
Drake performs Summer Sixteen at 6 cent concert pic.twitter.com/e2shHCusGD— The6Track (@the6Track) May 1, 2016
Drake performs One Dance at Ryerson concert pic.twitter.com/gpUfRvtlVy— The6Track (@the6Track) May 1, 2016
Drake performs Pop Style for the first time pic.twitter.com/S06tfDogG9— The6Track (@the6Track) May 1, 2016
After performing, Drake told the crowd, "I'm about to go win this game." Though it's unclear how important of a role his courtside antics played in tonight's Game 7, he was present for every moment of the Raptors' series-clinching victory over the Pacers.
He also revealed to his Ryerson fans that he has new music coming soon, despite having just dropped VIEWS. "Just because VIEWS came out, it doesn't mean there's not new music on the way," he said before running off to the nearby Air Canada Centre.
Drake announced new music on the way despite Views just releasing. 6 God flooding the streets. pic.twitter.com/J0Nze6Gdc0— Stephen Dacres (@SRDtv) May 1, 2016