Drake speaks onstage during Drake's Till Death Do Us Part rap battle on October 30, 2021 in Long Beach, California.The Weeknd attends the Music in Action Awards Ceremony hosted by The Black Music Action Coalition at 1 Hotel West Hollywood on September 23, 2021 in West Hollywood, California.

Celebrating his birthday earlier this month, The Weeknd had a club blowout in Las Vegas to ring in his 32nd birthday (February 16). At one point at the party, Drake took the mic to give an emotional speech dedicated to his longtime friend and collaborator.

Per Billboard, Drake addressed The Weeknd (Abel Tesfaye) saying, “We’re celebrating one of the greatest artists of all f—ing time. My brother from day one, and I’m grateful not only to be here with my brothers but that the family is back together where we belong from the greatest city in the world. Straight, big six Toronto. At the end of the day we are here for one man and I want everyone to enjoy their life on behalf of my brother Abel.”

The “Way 2 Sexy” rapper also commemorated the night with an Instagram post packed with photos of him and Abel, writing, “We’ve done everything like it’s nothing…isn’t that something.”


Watch a clip from Drake’s birthday speech below:

Fresh off the release of Dawn FM, The Weeknd announced The Weeknd x The Dawn FM Experience, an immersive television music special debuting exclusively on Prime Video this Saturday (February 26).

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