Drake fans who attended his Summer Sixteen Tour date in Detroit on Tuesday (Aug. 16) got a once in a lifetime moment when he introduced Eminem on stage. The VIP cameo comes after Hot 97’s Ebro in the Morning co-host Ebro Darden suggested earlier this month that the rapper born Marshall Mathers was allegedly prepping a diss track against Drake, who was Internet beefing with Shady Records affiliate Joe Budden.
Eminem didn’t need an introduction to send his home crowd into a frenzy, but Drake gave him one anyway. “Detroit, make some noise for the greatest rapper that ever get on a mother—ing microphone”. And make noise they did. Lots of it. Drizzy offered more praise by bowing to his guest before the dynamic duo collaborated on “Forever.” A humble Slim Shady responded, “It’s an honor to share the stage with this man right here.”
Eminem’s cameo at Joe Louis Arena marked just the first time he’s graced a Detroit stage since November. Drake, though, has worked these parts more recently with a July 28 show at the Palace of Auburn Hills. After the show, Eminem shared a snap of the pair on Instagram.
The heavyweight pow-wow follows an escalation in the beef between Drake and Joe Budden, Eminem’s Slaughterhouse bandmate and Shady Records signing. It all kicked off in April when Budden expressed his disappointment with Drake’s Views on his podcast and things have since transgressed into onstage jabs and snarky remarks, online trolling and even diss tracks.
Drake’s tour with Future moves to Pittsburgh’s Consol Energy Center on Wednesday night (Aug. 17).
Watch the clip below.
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— Juice (@OJTheKing) August 17, 2016