News: Drake Calls Jay-Z's 9/11 Concert "Legendary Sh*t"
Saturday, Sep 12, 2009 6:05PM
A few days after going under the knife for knee surgery, Drake has emerged via Twitter to update fans on his condition and share reactions to Jay-Z's televised 9/11 charity concert last night (September 11) in New York City.
In addition to Hov, Drizzy also acknowledged the show's surprise guests including Santigold, Kanye West, Kid Cudi and Mary J. Blige.
"Nurse...Bring me my pills and some of that goody, some ginger ale with ice, and dim the lights...HOV is live at the Garden!," he wrote Friday night. "SANTI!!!!! CUDDER!!!!!!!! thats my bro!!! Yeezy spazzzin!!!! My nurse telling me quiet down...I'm rapping as if I'm there and sh*t Mary still got it She's dancing like they just wrapped shooting on the rooftop with Meth...feel me? I'mma do my verse from right here!! Hudson voice too ill But I prolly will when Hov does...real sh*t. Is that the Forever drums? lol Legendary sh*t...to all, to each, a fair good-night, and pleasing dreams, and slumbers light." (Drake's Twitter)
Hov's charity concert was packed with unannounced guests including the rap star's wife, Beyonce Knowles.
Pop princess Rihanna joined Jay and Kanye West on stage for their hit single "Run This Town." This marks Rihanna's return to performing on the big stage since her highly publicized dispute with Chris Brown. Kanye treated the crowd to some of his very own hits with "Can't Tell Me Nothing" and "Good Life." Beyonce also turned up to help her husband in what he called 'a celebration of life.' She appeared on stage with several backing dancers and performed her single "Diva." Others on hand for the big night included John Mayer, who played guitar on Jay-Z's auto-tune killing buzz cut "D.O.A.," Mary J Blige, Kid Cudi, Swizz Beatz, Pharrell and Diddy. (Neon Limelight)
Prior to going in for knee surgery last Tuesday (September 8), Drizzy spoke about his critical on-stage fall earlier this summer.
"What the footage doesn't show is that I actually came out of the sky that night," he revealed in an interview about his Young Money tour entrance. "I was 20 feet in the air on a little platform. Philadelphia was the only sold-out show on the tour -- 25,000 people. And before they see me, I see them for about five seconds. I was staring out into the crowd and I literally -- when I landed on that platform, I blacked out and really forgot I was injured. I was just so full of adrenaline, so happy to be there, it kind of set in for me. I remember on the I Am Music tour, the reaction was great. But these were my songs. These are songs people know and love and we really made this happen in a short time. I was just enjoying myself. I had the mic and I was really going. And when 'Best I Ever Had' came on, I felt like dancing. It was a great moment. I wanted to run across stage, I wanted to jump into the crowd." (MTV)
After informing fans of his well-being via Twitter, Drizzy later wrote a personal message in his blog.
"This bottle of Opus One is low but my spirits are high my friends," Drake wrote. "I am about 2 hours away from Toronto, CA where I will be spending the next chunk of time recovering from a surgery that I now must have. I embarked on this tour with a torn ACL, MCL, and LCL and due to the events that happened the other night lord only knows what other damage I have done. On the bright side I will begin the reflecting and soul searching that its going to take to make this album and my outfit on the night I fell was crack. I will forever push myself beyond the limits despite advice and recommendations given because even with this new found success I am still the kid who wanted this more than anything in the world." (October's Very Own)
Check out a portion of Jay-Z's concert below: