Drake performed at the exclusive supper/concert event Après Noir Thursday (Nov. 29) night at Château Le Jardin, just north of Toronto, proving that people in cocktail attire will still abandon all decorum when one of the world’s biggest rap stars — and a beloved homegrown ambassador — is in the house.
When he finally hit the stage at 12:30 a.m. for 35 minutes (he had been at the Raptors-Wizards game in downtown Toronto earlier), glammed-out ladies in high heels and dresses and decked-out men in suits and collared shirts rushed the stage and stood on chairs at just about every table in the ostentatious ballroom that usually accommodates weddings.
"I thought this shit was a dinner. I didn’t even know people were turned up in here like this," Drake exclaimed after kicking of his set with “Started From The Bottom.” "I didn't know if I should come out with some slow jams or some shit, but I see you want to go all the way up tonight. I like this."