Though at times JAY-Z and Drake's relationship has been a bit contentious, their mutual respect for each other's craft has never wavered. On Monday night (Aug. 13), the two rap titans shared an endearing moment during Hov and Beyoncé's On the Run II Tour stop in Detroit.
In a newly-released video, Drake is beaming with joy as he approaches Jay and extends his arms out for a big hug. Later, Roc Nation's senior vice president, Lenny S., grabs a rare photo both men posing together. Last June, the 6 God nabbed Hov for another noteworthy collaboration, titled "Talk Up," which appeared on his double-album Scorpion. The DJ Paul-produced track finds Hov and Drake thrashing their detractors with swaggering verses, most notably the notorious George Zimmerman, the man responsible for Trayvon Martin's death. "Y'all killed X and let Zimmerman live, shhh, s-streets is done," raps Jay on the track.
Besides linking up with Drizzy last night, Hov and Bey continued their onslaught with a fiery concert in the Motor City. Before torching the stage, they dedicated their show to Aretha Franklin, who is reportedly "gravely ill" and receiving care at her home.
Check out the video Jay and Drake paying their respects to each other below.