Drizzy made a surprise appearance at Cole’s show in Miami over the weekend performing a trio of ‘Certified Lover’s Boy’ cuts
J. Cole began his tour in support of the latest album “The Off-Season” over the weekend in Miami, where he brought together both Drake and Future to perform the duo’s Right Sad Fred-sampling collaboration “Way 2 Sexy.”
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After performing the hit ‘Certified Lover’s Boy,’ Drizzy shared his admiration for Cole.
“I have to say, ‘Cause I don’t always want a heartfelt moment when we’re on stage together and fuck, but you know, you did the ‘pipe down’ freestyle the other day, right?” He told Cole, referencing a later sample of Drake’s beat for a new single last week titled ‘Heavens EP’.
“You were saying in freestyle, you know, they gave you the bronze, whatever, whatever, me and Kendrick. I just want you to understand something. You really, without a doubt, to Mike.” One of the greatest rappers ever touched.”
Drizzy was referring to a song by Cole in Freestyle, where he rapped: “Some say I’m third, they throw bronze at me / Behind Drake and Dot, yeah they’re superstars for me.“
Drake denied Cole’s claim, saying, “There are many people in the world who think and know that J. Cole is at the top of the pole position.
“I love you with all my heart, you’re my brother, one of my favorite artists, and I’ll always appreciate you getting me out of here.”
Watch the moment, including the “They 2 Sexy” performance below:
Earlier in the set, two other “Certified Lover’s Boy” cuts – “Laugh Now, Cry Later” and “Knife Talk”, with Drake Cole – appeared on stage to perform with 21 Savage later. Both Savage and More also joined Cole to perform their ‘The Off-Season’ collab ‘My Life’.
This isn’t the first time Drake has publicly praised Cole. in an interview with rap radar In 2019, the rapper said that he had “a lot of respect” for Kendrick Lamar as well as Cole – “continuing to stay true to what we started and find new ways to do it”.
“I think for the three of us, it’s time to see who can cross generations, as Jay did, or much like Wayne did.”