Drake kicks off OVO Fest from atop replica CN Tower, the internet loses its mind
Fans take to social media in disbelief as Toronto rapper recreates cover of 2016 album Views
Toronto rapper Drake kicked off the 8th annual OVO Fest Monday night by recreating the cover art of his album Views — blowing fans' minds in the process.
Adoring fans took to social media to post snaps of the rapper perched atop a replica CN Tower, a scene that took on a life of its own after the 2016 album's release, with a viral online meme of tiny Drakes seated just about anywhere.
Monday night though, fans got the real thing when the rapper took to the Budweiser Stage made true to the CN Tower's iconic form.
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According to fans tweeting from inside the show, Drake said he approached 19 different companies in the hope of getting a stage modelled off of the tower before one finally agreed to build it.
The show's official lineup included a slew of OVO artists — including Majid Jordan, Roy Woods, dvsn, and PARTYNEXTDOOR— and of course Drake himself. But as always, it was the mystery of the inevitable surprise guests that had people talking.
And tonight that may well have just been the CN Tower itself.
The 6ix is on 🔥🔥🔥 <a href="https://twitter.com/Drake">@Drake</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OVOFest?src=hash">#OVOFest</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/budlightliving?src=hash">#budlightliving</a> <a href="https://t.co/HPUXmRikYJ">pic.twitter.com/HPUXmRikYJ</a>—@KarlConrad
Free shmoke free shmoke ! 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OVOFest?src=hash">#OVOFest</a> <a href="https://t.co/oExnyId7pU">pic.twitter.com/oExnyId7pU</a>—@TimmyOVO
Drake's set for OVOFEST is the CN Tower, how legendary is that ....—@AndreTheWinner
Drake's <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OVOFest?src=hash">#OVOFest</a> stage features a CN Tower replica 😱🔥 <a href="https://t.co/MMIxxC3d8Q">pic.twitter.com/MMIxxC3d8Q</a>—@RapDirect_
Drake really made this insanely detailed insanely massive cn tower for <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ovofest?src=hash">#ovofest</a> this year I've LITERALLY PASSED AWAY <a href="https://t.co/qDSwFYkbRU">pic.twitter.com/qDSwFYkbRU</a>—@nicooooole
Drake's <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OVOFEST?src=hash">#OVOFEST</a> stage features the CN Tower 🇨🇦 <a href="https://t.co/3V26FhQ1sG">pic.twitter.com/3V26FhQ1sG</a>—@DrakeDirect_
Drake jus hit the stage recreating his VIEWS album cover sitting on CN Tower to kick off <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OVOFest?src=hash">#OVOFest</a> <a href="https://t.co/K4KBHx5E1v">pic.twitter.com/K4KBHx5E1v</a>—@UtorOfficial
CN tower belongs to Drake now—@XmranX