News: Drake Gets Some Serious H-Town Love, Makes History Down South [Video]
Friday, Jun 13, 2014 10:30AM
Young Money's Drake is living high these days after reportedly having the city of Houston give him his own "Drake Day" beginning next year. #HTownLove
Drizzy popped up in H-Town at the Houston Astros' Minute Maid Park to receive the honor this week.
Drake has begun his celebration of Houston Appreciation Weekend with a bang tonight. Making an appearance at Minute Maid Park, where he is hosting Houston Appreciation Night at the Astros game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Drake received a certificate that declared June 10, 2014 to be "Drake Day" in the city of Houston. And while June 10 has come and gone this year, Drake will have the opportunity to celebrate his own special day next year. (Complex)
To make things even better, the Astros celebrated Drizzy by playing his music throughout the night.
At the very least, he has the satisfaction of watching all of the Astros batters step up to the plate with his songs playing as walk-up music. And Houston Appreciation Weekend will continue until Sunday, with a concert and more meet-and-greet opportunities. (Complex)
Big news about Drake teaming up with YMCMB head Lil Wayne for a summer tour sprouted online yesterday (June 12).
Today, Drake and Lil Wayne announced their joint tour "Drake vs. Lil Wayne," which will visit 31 cities in the U.S. and kicks off on August 8th in Darien, New York. This is first time that the two YMCB labelmates will top a bill together. (Entertainment Weekly)
The rap superstars are expected to hook up for the upcoming BET Awards ceremony.
Pharrell Williams, Usher, Drake and Lil Wayne are among the first slate of performers announced for the 2014 BET Awards, airing Sunday, June 29 at 8 p.m. Jennifer Hudson, Trey Songz and Lionel Richie, who will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award, will also perform during the ceremony, the network announced Tuesday. (Chicago Tribune)
Check out Drake talking to Houston Astros fans: