This morning, Drake apologised and announced the cancellation on his Instagram story. He informed the crowd that a new date would be announced “SOONEST date possible.”
This postponement is one of many by Canadian performers that have occurred in Canada. In June, Justin Bieber had to cancel a number of concerts in Toronto due to sickness. Due to the Rogers network outage, singer The Weekend was also forced to postpone performances.
The rapper has been having fun leaning into the nostalgia factor. Back in July, he joined the Backstreet Boys for a performance of ‘I Want it That Way’ during the band’s stop in Toronto.
For the ‘Canadian North Stars’ show, Drake welcomed Nelly Furtado (whose music he credited for having “changed my life so much”) for a rare performance of her hits, including ‘Promiscuous’ and ‘I’m Like a Bird’.
The performance, which included Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne, was slated for August 1. The October World Weekend Festival, a five day music festival taking place in Drake’s native Toronto, Canada, including today’s reunion show.
Lil Baby and singer Chris Brown performed during the October World Weekend on the first and second days of the festival, which featured a large number of Canadian musicians.
Although the positive test puts a pause on Drake’s plans, the rapper is on the tail of a busy year.
As per Deadline, his latest studio effort, the polarizing dance-oriented ‘Honestly, Nevermind’, topped the Billboard 200 album chart. A single from the album that has 21 Savage as his featured guest, ‘Jimmy Cooks’, debuted at No 1 on the Hot 100, his seventh No. 1 debut on the chart. (ANI)