Drake makes surprise appearance at Toronto concert
The Toronto rapper performed with his More Life collaborator Jorja Smith at her concert on Thursday night
Fans of U.K. Singer Jorja Smith got a surprise by a local artist at her Toronto tour stop on Thursday night.
Toronto rapper Drake took the stage at The Velvet Underground to perform with Smith, who was featured on his album More Life.
Drake joined <a href="https://twitter.com/JorjaSmith">@JorjaSmith</a> on stage to perform "Get It Together" tonight in Toronto. <a href="https://t.co/1JD3S2Zh3y">pic.twitter.com/1JD3S2Zh3y</a>—@TheWordOnRd
The pair performed their duet "Get It Together," a song from the album, for the crowd at the small Queen Street West concert venue.
Smith began singing the vocals solo before Drake emerged from backstage, the screams of excitement effectively drowning out the music.
In a fan video of the concert, Drake described Smith as "one of the most incredible voices" and "incredible talents" in the music industry.
the boy <a href="https://twitter.com/Drake">@Drake</a> came out to support <a href="https://twitter.com/JorjaSmith">@JorjaSmith</a> at her first show in Toronto 🇨🇦🇬🇧 <a href="https://t.co/gil4H2PO0z">pic.twitter.com/gil4H2PO0z</a>—@drewyorke
Smith continued the concert performing her mix of soulful jazz music that has garnered her comparisons to acts like the late Amy Winehouse and Lauryn Hill.
This is just one of the many drop-in appearances Drake has made in his hometown this summer, with a performance at Nathan Phillips Square on Canada Day, and welcoming Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather at their press tour at the Budweiser Stage.