Watch Kanye West Take Over Drake’s OVO Fest With Surprise Performance

Carl Williott | August 6, 2013 7:38 am

Kanye West is a few weeks away from another statement performance at the MTV VMAs, so it seems he’s popping up at more and more gigs to get himself into playing shape. After surprising a rapturous crowd at Travi$ Scott‘s L.A. show last week, Yeezy showed up to Drake‘s OVO Festival in Toronto last night (August 5).

He started off with an absolutely ferocious rendition of “New Slaves,” but West didn’t just stick to Yeezus material: he also performed “All Of The Lights” and “Can’t Tell Me Nothin’.” Ye also shared some high praise for Drake, saying the young MC effectively forced Jay and himself to make Watch The Throne by nipping at their heels. After the show, Drake told MTV, “That was probably the most important moment in my career to date.”

Watch Kanye perform up top, and head below for performances from Diddy and Ma$e, J. Cole and Miguel, Drake, The Weeknd and TLC.

Drake & Big Sean — “All Me”

J. Cole & Miguel — “Power Trip”

Drake & The Weeknd — “Crew Love”

TLC — “Waterfalls”

Diddy & Ma$e — Medley

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