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Drake Says The Weeknd Joint Project ‘Has To Happen’

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#CrewLove is back in Toronto!

After surprising fans by bringing out The Weeknd at the 8th annual OVO Fest on Monday (Aug. 7), Drake made the announcement that their long-awaited OVO and XO collaborative project should be in the works.

“I don’t want to do this to you on stage,” he told Abel. “But I feel like that OVOXO project has to happen at some point. I just want to say that.”

The crowd went crazy, but this is not the first time that they have mentioned such a project. In November, Abel spoke about it during an interview with Beats 1. “He came in as my big bro and showed the world what I could do,” he said. “From then on, he’s always been supporting me and I’ve always been supporting him. Behind the scenes, we’re still very close but it’s cool that the world can see us doing our own thing. OVO/XO will always be there.”

At the time, he also explained the circumstances that he would like to create the project under. “It’s cool to have both monsters work together as opposed to one monster and one little guy coming in,” he added. “It’s dope, like Kanye and Jay Z, when [Watch the Throne] happened.”

Watch a clip of their performance below.

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