Drake performs onstage at Hot 107.9 Birthday Bash Block Show at Phillips Arena on June 20, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

Drake has promised to gift a cancer survivor $50,000 while performing at the Pittsburgh stop of his “It’s All A Blur – Big As the What?” tour.

While performing at the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh on Friday, February 16, the rapper took the time to read a poster that an attendee was holding that shared how his music helped her through her cancer battle.

“This beautiful young lady has a sign that says ‘Your music carried me through cancer’. Well that’s a strong statement coming from a survivor, coming from a “G” like yourself,” he said while on stage.

He continued: “So, tonight, I don’t know what you want to do with it, it’s up to you, I hope you do whatever you want, do something nice for yourself, by the way, I’ll keep trying to make music you want to listen to, but tonight we are going to give you $50,000. You do something, you go somewhere, you can come and see another Drake show if you want. And I appreciate that, I appreciate the sentiment. It’s love.”

This is not the first time the ‘Headlines’ rapper has been generous while on stage. He previously promised a steep $100,000 to a concert attendee who had just finished their chemotherapy treatment at one of his gigs in Nashville.

“Listen, forget Drake, forget anybody else in this building right now. That’s a true soldier right there,” he said. “I hope my manager doesn’t kill me ’cause I’ve never really done this much, but listen, I want you to cash this in at the end of the night. We’re gonna give you $100,000. I love you and I wish you the best.”

Drake is currently on his “It’s All A Blur – Big As the What?” tour with J. Cole. The next gig of the run is set to take place tonight (February 20) in Columbus, OH at the Schottenstein Center. Check out the remaining dates below and visit here for tickets.

20 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
21 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
24 – Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
25 – Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
27 – Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center
28 – Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center

2 – Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center
3 – Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center
6 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center +
7 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center +
10 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
14 – San Antonio, TX – Frost Bank Center +
15 – San Antonio, TX – Frost Bank Center
18 – Oklahoma City, OK – Paycom Center +
19 – Oklahoma City, OK – Paycom Center
23 – Sunrise, FL – Amerant Bank Arena ~
24 – Sunrise, FL – Amerant Bank Arena ~
27 – Birmingham, AL – The Legacy Arena at BJCC ~
31 – State College, PA – Bryce Jordan Center + ~

4 – Long Island, NY – UBS Arena ~
5 – Long Island, NY – UBS Arena ~
8 – Memphis, TN – FedEx Forum + ~
15 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena +
16 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena +

+ Rescheduled dates
~ Without J. Cole

In other news, Drake recently shared the music video for ‘Rich Baby Daddy’, which sees Sexyy Red go into labour.

The song originally featured as part of Drake’s latest album ‘For All The Dogs’, which arrived last October.

‘For All The Dogs’ marked Drake’s eighth studio album and the follow-up to his 2022 release ‘Honestly, Nevermind’. It also featured guest appearances from the likes of 21 SavageJ. ColeBad BunnyLil Yachty and more.

The album was given a two-star review by NME, who criticised the finished result as sounding “banger-less, bitter and deeply mid”.“

Rather than vintage Drake on display, ‘For All The Dogs’ is instead, for lack of a better term, painfully mid, an uneven affair that rarely sees the artist reach the heights that we know he’s capable of,” it read.

“Sure, there are moments where it sparks, but all too often the songs on ‘For All The Dogs’ feel like derivative, energy-less or not fully formed: from the forgettable ‘Bahamas Promises’, which feels like a mopey off-cast from ‘Views’, to the one-note ‘Drew A Picasso’, which never quite comes to life.”

In other Drake news, earlier this week the rapper won big on the 2024 Super Bowl, claiming a million-dollar prize after placing a bet on the Kansas City Chiefs to win.

The post Drake promises to gift cancer survivor $50,000 during Pittsburgh show appeared first on NME.


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