Watch JAY-Z Remix Drake's "Know Yourself" Onstage in Toronto
He dropped bars from "Nigga What, Nigga Who (Originator '99)" over the Toronto rapper's track
JAY-Z performed his second of two shows in support of 4:44 last night (November 23) at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, and in addition to shouting out local legends Kardinal Offishall and Drizzy himself, Hova informed the crowd that both rappers were in attendance.
Last night was DOPE. Big up my twin @princerok for the tix to see one of the TOP 5 greatest emcees of ALL time. i met Jay during @badgalriri's first album days (was on her demo and eventually the album🙏🏿). When i met him he thanked ME for being a part of the project. Crazy way to meet one of your heroes. He then invited me to be his special guest and perform at his outdoor concert during Caribana (w/ Tierra Marie, Riri, Kanye and him-GOOGLE IT). Some people, especially rappers, don't wanna give people their roses while they can extend their hand and accept them. Our ego doesn't allow us to openly appreciate and actually be proud fans of one another. Well, i was front row seeing a man in his late 40s pack a stadium for the 2nd night-strictly off hip-hop. The man had HITS after HITS...then the man spotted me and gave me a salute (good enough for me)-but then shouted me out twice during the concert, the 2nd time along with my guy @champagnepapi (the reigning hometown champ who was also in the building). Yo-I don't know about you, but I LOVE hip-hop and everything it does for me and how the culture helped shape and influence my life. Glad I could be a part of it and help influence others as well. Was good to see friends like @socaprince and @deejaypuffy and many others present. Shoutout to @youngguru763 -always good to connect rudebwoy. And to think...i was just gonna stay home and binge watch #shesgottahaveit on Netflix. 🤷🏾♂️Salute the legends and work hard to become one!✅✅✅
Drake right behind me at the Jay z concert— Hershey Hawkins (@_danso) November 24, 2017
Hova's appreciation for Drake didn't stop there, though. After treating Wednesday night's crowd to Giggs' verse from "KMT" off More Life, he gave Thursday night attendees a mash-up rendition of his own "Nigga What, Nigga Who (Originator '99)" with Drake's Toronto anthem "Know Yourself."
See Jigga run through the street with his woes in the clip below.
See some of the fan reactions to the rappers' apparently rekindled friendship below, and check out Jay's remaining tour dates here.
Girl drake and jay z about to end their lil beef pic.twitter.com/CRbZZLUgRd— kimbella (@ShonThaDoll) November 23, 2017
Jay z rapping over multiple drake instrumentals at his live show ...and drake in attendance ...but I thought they hate each other lol— Maria Mouskos (@Maria_Mouskos) November 24, 2017
Jay Z performed 'Know Yourself,' and gave a shoutout to Drake afterwards. Also told us he was in the house, guess they cool now.— Waz (@waha_b1) November 24, 2017