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Here's the ultimate rundown of how Drake and Skepta became such close friends, bringing together Grime and Hip Hop.
The pair of them are always throwing nods to one another and more recently, they performed alongside each other at Wireless Festival. Picture: Instagram
Drizzy referenced Skepta's hit on a track on Lil Wanye's 2014 mixtape. “Shout out to the G’s from the ends, We don’t love no girls from the ends,” he raps in homage to the BBK co-founder’s line: “Love for the G’s in the ends, But we don’t love no girls in the ends.”
He thanks Skepta in the album credits.
Yet another nod to the UK grime star that he likes so much.
He seemed to be on a YouTube grime binge that week.
Drake recorded the Vine, in which he says the now immortalised lines "Man's never been in Marquee when it's shutdown, truss mi daddi", back in 2014. Marquee, where Drake recorded the Vine, is an exclusive Las Vegas nightclub. The phrase 'shutdown' comes from London slang.
Did you catch the Instagram video of him in Japanese restaurant Nobu after it's been shut... down? You get the idea.
Here he is repping Skepta with a 'Lukey World' t-shirt. The t-shirts, which have a BBK logo on the back, are a tribute to Skepta's friend Lukey Maxwell who was stabbed to death in June.
He references JME's 'Man Don't Care' in an Instagram video message.
Drake brought out Skepta to perform the much loved track.