Fresh off the No. 1 debut of his third album, Dark Sky Paradise, the Detroit rapper made sure to be back home for Grande’s show and didn’t take long to make his presence known, rapping on stage as she floated above on a cloud-shaped platform during “Best Mistake.” Big Sean was back three songs later for “Right There,” his feature from her 2013 album, Yours Truly; this time the two were on stage together, sharing a little PDA and even a kiss.
“I love y’all,” Big Sean told the hometown crowd at Joe Louis Arena after Grande exited the stage first. “Make some noise for my girl Ariana Grande, y’all!”
Grande appears on “Research,” a track from the Deluxe Edition of Dark Sky Paradise. The two have been dating since August 2014 but only confirmed their relationship in October.
Grande’s Honeymoon Tour wraps up its North American run on April 16 in Vancouver, then heads to Europe starting May 15 in Paris. Big Sean will be making some promotional appearances at this year’s South by Southwest Music Conference & Festival and starts touring April 12 in Clifton Park, N.Y., and will be hooking up with J. Cole‘s summer tour on July 12 in Auburn, Wash.
Fan photo by Miha Todd