We were on hand in Houston during the second annual “Houston Appreciation Weekend,” a concept created by Drake in order to pay homage to the city that launched his career. After hosting an appreciation dinner for the legendary Bun B, the OVO front man followed up with a celebrity softball game at the University of Houston Friday evening.
Though Drake decided not to play in last year’s celebrity basketball game, this year he came to the field alongside Kirko Bangz, Ne-Yo, Jas Prince, Duane Brown, Texans running back Alfred Blue and more. Also seen in the crowd was Angela Simmons. Benefiting the Houston Astros Urban Youth Academy, the organization delivers free softball training and more for urban youth.
After a weekend that included performances from Future, Fetty Wap and Boosie, Drake took the stage for the Houston leg of the “Jungle Tour.”