Rapper, Drake, save the day and surprised fans at Wireless Festival after hitting the stage at London’s Finsbury Park over the weekend.
Reports leading up to the annual weekend event suggested Khaled had been planning on bringing Drake out as a special guest with British rapper Giggs to wrap up the 2018 festivities, but the claims were thrown into doubt early on Sunday, as Wireless officials announced the Wild Thoughts hitmaker had pulled out of the Finsbury Park show.
“Due to travel issues DJ Khaled will not be performing but we are working on something special that won’t disappoint…,” the wireless festival representative posted on Twitter.
— Wireless Festival (@WirelessFest) July 8, 2018
Drake lived up to the hype as he took over the festival stage to celebrate the success of his new album, Scorpion, and performed new tracks including In My Feelings, Mob Ties, and God’s Plan.
Despite the initial disappointment of DJ Khaled cancelling his gig, many fans were ecstatic to have Drake replace him, with many taking to social media praising the rapper.
Khaled has yet to explain what exactly forced him to axe the gig, but the travel problem didn’t prevent him from sharing photos of his family on vacation in Mexico.
Before the announcement was made early on Sunday (Jul 8), the producer took to social media and posted a shot of himself and his young son Asahd in a swimming pool on Saturday.
Still on vacation!!!!!!!! In this pic me and my son discussing release date for new anthem . @asahdkhaled: dad we fully loaded .. Daddy: of course! I also said son lets enjoy our vacation our fans know we coming FAN LUV KNOW HOW WE DO ! ASHAD : but dad I got the @justinbieber vocals !!! DAddy: IM PROUD OF YOU !!!!!!!!! @wethebestmusic !!!! #FatherOfAsahd MOGUL TALK !
“Still on vacation!!!!!!!!” he wrote in the caption. “In this pic me and my son discussing release date for new anthem… I also said son lets enjoy our vacation our fans know we coming FAN LUV KNOW HOW WE DO… (sic)!”
Khaled then suggested he was en route to the U.K. by uploading another snap of himself and his fiancee, Nicole Tuck, sharing a champagne toast onboard a private jet.
“Let’s take a toast,” he wrote. “love you baby ! #KHALEDFAMILY BLESS UP!”