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Drake Explains Frank Ocean’s Absence From 2013 OVO Festival


Frank Ocean was slated to co-headline Drake’s OVO Festival but pulled out days before the show forcing the cancelling of the first day of festivities. The show still went on with Miguel taking his spot, performances from James Blake and Wale, and the reunion of Diddy and Mase. Revolt TV recently caught up with the “All Me” rapper and got the skinny on why Ocean was a no-show. According to Drake, Ocean became too overwhelmed with his own performances and his recent vocal chord injury to make the Toronto festival. “I know Frank’s been working hard touring everywhere so [his absence is] understandable,” said Drake. “I’ve had my time where I was like, ‘I can’t do these shows.’ It’s just too much, you know. He hit me and was like, ‘Yo, I’m sorry man.’ It’s all good, it’s all love, man. It would have been incredible to have him.”

No love lost. The show still had all kinds of surprises including performances from Kanye West, French Montana, TLC, A$AP Rocky and Lil Wayne. Check out the entire clip below.

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