Drake is not afraid of anything when he’s onstage, and that includes baring his soul. On Sunday night (Apr. 12), the Young Money rapper took the stage at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival with a boatload of hits to play and emo poses to strike. Not many rappers can pull off huddling around a fake campfire in the middle of a stage setup, but not many rappers are Aubrey Graham; even in victory, the man has tears to shed.
Here are the 10 most emo moments from Drake’s Sunday night performance at Coachella:
1. Drake shouts out his mom Sandi Graham by name, dedicating his set to her, before interrupting the awwwww’s by dropping trap uppercut “6 God.”
2. Drake stands spotlighted inside of a man-sized wreath over a waterfall of mist while performing the lump-in-throat drunk-dial anthem “Marvin’s Room.”
3. Drake sits by a campfire in the middle of an onstage forest, all alone for “Madonna.”
4. Drizzy performs one of his early singing sad-boy standouts “Find Your Love” in front of a graphic that looks like a sea of tranquility, and then goes into a gentle reggae remix.
5. Surprise guest Madonna gives a seated Drake a sensual kiss. He tries to touch her hair but she bats his hand away. Catching #feelings?
6. Drizzy breaks into “Jungle,” the syrupy slow jam on If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, while the screen behind him flashes a moody aquamarine. The song ends with him moaning “rock me real slowly” over solo piano.
7. “I don’t want to change your life — I just want to be a part of it,” Drake says of the performance before diving into “Headlines.”
8. Aubrey sings “Hold On, We’re Going Home” while the screen shows a bright blue sky dotted with lush clouds. He ends the song singing “Why are we wasting our relationship on this relationship?” over solo piano.
9. A true homie to the end, Drake loyally shouts out literally all of his started-from-the-bottom childhood friends onstage in the ending minutes of his set.
10. Drake performs If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late highlight “Legend” for the second time — this time over moody, unaccompanied piano chords — while water sprinkling from the top of the stage makes it look he’s performing all alone in the rain. Drake doesn’t do umbrellas.