Hip-hop enthusiasts had August 21 circled on their calendar. It’s the date Drake was slated to perform in his current arch nemesis’s native home of Philadelphia. It didn’t disappoint.
The Toronto rapper took to the stage and let the bomb brigade begin. First he performed “Back to Back” but changed the lyrics to diss Meek Mill further. If you didn’t catch the shade in the song, Drizzy made sure you knew that no love is lost between the two after it.
“And just remember, when you watch that video over and over tonight, it’s not about your city. I love your city,” Drake said, talking to Meek. “You did that s**t to your motherf**king self, boy!” He also changed his lyrics for his performance of “Still Here” from Views by singing, “Man, you not really from Philly and they can tell, n***a!”
Drake’s been fending off a lot of beef and/or potential beef recently. Aside from actual beefs between him and Meek Mill and Joe Budden, Drizzy’s been catching some shade from other artists you wouldn’t expect. We know the Eminem thing turned out to be fake, but an Andre 3000 verse on Frank Ocean’s Blonde raised some eyebrows. The verse semi-condemned rappers who don’t write their own lyrics, which Drake caught a lot of flack for last year and actually initiated Meek Mill’s beef with Drake.
Check out all media revealing what went down in Philly last night below.
"You did that sh** to yourself." - Drake after performing Back To Back In Philly pic.twitter.com/qlXGyD4fMt— Nigel Int'l D. (@Nigel_D) August 22, 2016
Drake tryna take away Meek Mill Philadelphia citizenship 💀. pic.twitter.com/U5RJPyJmFk— DJ Akademiks (@IamAkademiks) August 22, 2016
Drake performs back to back live in Philly pic.twitter.com/8UnbHNY9lB— ITSBIZKIT (@itsbizkit) August 22, 2016
Philly dudes said they tried to press Drake but he was hiding pic.twitter.com/ZeZBd4fgsF— DJ Akademiks (@IamAkademiks) August 22, 2016
(Photos from left: Bill McCay/Getty Images, Lisa Lake/Getty Images for PUMA)