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Drake surprises thousands of fans in Nathan Phillips Square

Drake fans at the Canada 150 event at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto last night got out their phones, danced like crazy and sang in chorus with the so-called 6 God, who crashed the stage to perform a mini-concert and then watched the fireworks.

Toronto rapper brought fellow artists Roy Woods and Majid Jordan to Canada 150 event

Drake took to the stage at Nathan Phillips Square in downtown Toronto shortly before the fireworks, and performed hit songs Jumpman, Gyalchester and Fake Love. (City of Toronto)

Toronto rapper Drake surprised fans at Nathan Phillips Square on Sunday night by making an appearance at a Canada 150 event outside city hall.

Fans got out their phones, danced, jumped up and down, and sang in chorus with Drake, who crashed the stage and put on a mini-concert, and then watched the fireworks with them.

Drake expressed appreciation for the Indigenous significance of the event.

"We celebrate our Indigenous people. We celebrate the land that we're standing on," he said, quickly adding, "I just came for the party, though." 

Drake told the mass of people: "I'm just so happy that I'm from a place where we really love each other."

Cue the cheers and the thumping chords of his hit single Jumpman.

Drake then performed Gyalchester and Fake Love, and fans took to social media with excitement. 

He brought along fellow artists Roy Woods and Majid Jordan, who took the stage shortly before the 10:55 p.m. ET fireworks, and wrapped up in time to watch them. 

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