Kanye West Reps for Drake at Wireless Festival

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Kanye West Reps for Drake at Wireless Festival

Drizzy was too ill to perform, but ‘Ye had a rather eventful weekend.

Published July 6, 2014

Kanye West did a favor for Drake on Saturday night, filling in for the YMCMB artist at London's Wireless Festival. Drizzy had to drop out of his scheduled headline appearance at the show due to illness, so 'Ye stepped in for a second performance (he had already thrilled the crowd once on Friday night) as a solid to his pal.

Kanye made sure Drake's presence was felt at the show by playing his hits "Trophies," "We Made It" and "All Me" during his set. "My homeboy Drake can't be here but we still gotta rep for him tonight," he said. 

Champagne Papi thanked West on Instagram after the show. "Man I appreciate Kanye playing Trophies at Wireless so much," he posted. "I want to be at all the shows more than anything in the world right now. I just keep watching the video over and over. Slow motion for me right now but I promise all the fans an incredible experience as soon as I am back. I am so sorry once again I love you all dearly. Thank you Ye for giving me that joy tonight."

Yeezy's own scheduled Friday night set was met with booing after the rapper went off on a 20 minute rant in between songs. "F--k saving face and what it's supposed to mean," Kanye said. "It's about living my dream." The Daily Mail reports there was a mass exodus during his diatribe, with hundreds of people leaving the concert early.

Still, the rapper was able to thrill the crowd with a set that included Yeezus hits like "Black Skinhead" and "Blood on the Leaves" along with classics from his catalog like "Touch the Sky" and "Good Life."

West has one more performance scheduled for Wireless Festival on Sunday night in Birmingham.

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Written by Evelyn Diaz


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