Last night, I trekked all the way to Forest Hills, Queens to turn up at the “Drake VS Lil Wayne Tour” thanks to Epic Records. In a quiet, well-to-do neighborhood, we were all confused as to why promoters picked this tennis court for the concert. For one, it made the opener — Yo Gotti — perform at 6:30 p.m., right when doors opened and when many were still stuck in traffic or on the subway. The good thing was that the concert was over around 10 p.m., leaving plenty of time to make the trek back to Manhattan.
But let’s get into the show: If you hadn’t heard, this tour makes Wayne and Drizzy battle it out to see who’s the best.
Lil Wayne opened the show with his set, performing “Blunt’ Blowin” and string of older hits. Drake came out to bigger screams to perform “Draft Day” and “We Made It” before relinquishing the stage to Lil Wayne again.
Although Drake took the stage on his own, Lil Wayne opted to have two guys onstage with him thumbing unplugged guitars and walking around aimlessly. Needless to say, those guys could’ve had a V8.
Wayne also performed “Lollipop,” “Mr. Carter,” and “6 Foot 7 Foot” among others. And when Drake performed his slower hits, Wayne answered by singing “How to Love.” Meanwhile, Drake did older and recent hits such as “Trophies,” “0 to 100” and “Find Your Love.” The two then performed two hits together, one being “Believe Me.”
And when Drake flew over the crowd “on a pole,” perhaps he spotted his exes in the crowd because they were there. While Rihanna partied with her best friend Melissa in the audio booth, Serena Williams sat in the stands. We also spied Busta Rhymes and Wayne shouted out Timbaland and Juelz Santana for coming.
If you can get past the gawd awful “Street Fighter” graphics that just look downright cheap, then you’ll thoroughly enjoy the show. The best part was watching the guys play off of each other and joke with each other. There’s a mutual respect there and the fans appreciated it.
Oh, and don’t even bother with that app telling you to choose a winner. We have a sneak suspicion the winner was already picked before they started. Drake won — in the concert and in life.
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