Justin Bieber helped Drake fulfill a childhood dream last night at Toronto’s Rogers Centre (originally known as SkyDome), when the rapper joined him onstage for two songs in his hometown’s biggest stadium.
Breaking from the usual set list on his Believe Tour after the song “Die In Your Arms,” the Stratford, Ontario native told the sold-out crowd of about 60,000, “We’re pretty close to home; I want to do a special song I haven’t done on tour yet.” He then began singing “Right Here,” a track from Believe that features Drake.
About a minute in, the shrieks from the young crowd increased as Drake joined Bieber on the mic and the two exchanged vocal lines, walking together down the stage steps and along a runway that jutted into the audience.
“Give it up from your hometown, Drizzy Drake,” Bieber said at the end of the song.
Back on the main stage, Drake draped his arm around Bieber’s shoulder. “I’ll tell you, there’s very few people I met in the world that are as talented and as incredible as this young man right here,” he said. “I want to thank you for letting me live a childhood dream, which is my first opportunity to perform at the SkyDome. So thank you, my man.”
The “two Canadian boys” then kicked into “The Motto,” the bonus track from Drake’s Take Care, with Bieber standing in for Lil Wayne.