Drake surprises Canada 150 crowd at Nathan Phillips Square

Drake came out shortly before the fireworks and performed hit songs Jumpman Gyalchester and Fake Love

Drake came out shortly before the fireworks and performed hit songs Jumpman Gyalchester and Fake Love

Canada Day celebrators were pleasantly surprised with an unexpected performance by Toronto-born rapper Drake at Nathan Phillips Square on Sunday night.

The Canada 150 weekend was headlined by OVO signees, dvsn, in a free concert and during the festivities, Drake showed up, much to the delight of the crowd. OVO Fest will feature OVO Sound artists PARTYNEXTDOOR, dvsn, Roy Woods and Majid Jordan, and will take place on August 7.

He brought along fellow artists Roy Woods and Majid Jordan, who took the stage shortly before the 10:55 p.m. ET fireworks, and wrapped up in time to watch them.

"I'm just so happy that I'm from a place where we really love each other", Drake told the crowd. Acts have included Barenaked Ladies, the Born Ruffians, Ron Sexsmith, Shad and Buffy Sainte-Marie.

Drake also posted a picture of the performance on his own Instagram page.

Before he launched into his set at Nathan Phillips Square, Drizzy acknowledged Canada's history, shouting out its indigenous population and immigrants.

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