Drake Joins Prince, One Direction & Take That as Artists to Play 21 Shows at London’s O2 Arena


Drake didn't hold back, with an assortment of surprises and special guests that included Future and J. Cole, to help him make his most recent trip to London a memorable one. In addition to grabbing headlines by turning The O2 Arena to The O3 Arena and saying he started working on his next album, the 6 God made history by joining the venue's 21 Club last week (April 11). 

Drizzy was gifted with a key to the venue after performing his 21st show at The O2. The 6 God is now in some rare company having accomplished the feat, joining the likes of Prince, who started the tradition, as well as British boy bands One Direction and Take That, and comedian Michael McIntyre. He first performed in London's famed arena back in 2012 on his Club Paradise Tour, and wrapped up his seventh show of 2019 at the venue on Thursday (April 11). 

The OVO rapper stopped by BBC's "1Xtra Rap Show" on Saturday (April 13) to chat with Tiffany Calvar, where he addressed Wiley's claims of him being a "culture vulture" in rap. "I hate that people think that -- like, me being into music from these kids who are trying to make it and trying to build a name for themselves, it's like, 'Oh, that's some culture vulture.' What does that even mean?" Would you rather me not acknowledge anything or support?" a perplexed Drake wondered.

The Toronto native has provided his platform to emerging artists and given away countless hits, but doesn't see how that's not being labeled as admirable. "That's some real confused hater shit. It is what it is. I see it a lot. I'll never understand how supporting someone's song or going a step further and giving someone a song, linking up, I'll never understand how that's not viewed as something admirable," he concluded.

Listen to Drake addressing the "culture vulture" claims below.