Drake is a Shania Twain fan!
Twain showed up to Drake’s concert at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., on Sunday, Aug. 14. The Queen of Country Pop personally visited her fellow Canadian music artist backstage, where the two posed for a photo together. Happy to have the “You’re Still The One” hitmaker at his concert, Drake shared the pic on Instagram and captioned it: “My WCW (Woman Crush Wednesday) even though it's Monday. Shania.”
During his concert, the 29-year-old rapper admitted to the crowd that he “grew up a fan” of Twain. “I just want to say that, like, Shania Twain came to my show tonight, you know what I'm saying Nashville?” he told his audience (via The Tennessean). “So this next set, right here, I'm doing this for Shania. This is my love set for Shania, right here.”
According to The Tennessean, Twain is currently in Tennessee to work on new music. As for Drake, the state isn’t just one of the several stops in his Summer Sixteen Tour — the rapper actually has significant ties to the place. His dad, musician Dennis Graham, lives in Memphis, and Drake visited the city regularly when he was younger. Graham, as well as Drake’s other family members, were at the concert on Sunday.
Twain wasn't the only icon to show up to one of Drake's concerts this weekend. On Saturday, in Columbus, Ohio, NBA superstar LeBron James joined Drake onstage to help him perform “Pop Style.”
“Now we gotta do it for old time's sake. Ohio, make some noise for LeBron James here tonight,” Drake exclaimed, introducing the Cleveland Cavaliers player to the crowd, Entertainment Tonight reported.
“Yo, one time, Columbus Ohio, give it up for Drizzy motherf— king Drake,” the 2016 NBA Finals MVP yelled to the concertgoers. "And one more time for my brother Future who killed this sh— tonight."
"One more time, for the man who came back home and brought a motherf— king championship instead of doing anything different,” the “Hotline Bling” rapper added. “Make some noise for The King, LeBron James, is here tonight, boy. It's love, man. That's a hometown hero right there.”
Drake will perform next at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit on Aug. 16 and at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh on Aug. 17.