Drake Celebrates Thank Me Later’s Completion in Kansas City [With XXcLusive Photos]

XXL’s May cover co-star, Drake, has been busy headlining his Away From Home tour for nearly a month, and on Monday (April 26), the Toronto-bred MC made a notable stop at the University of Missouri in Kansas City.

Why, because the Young Money rapper revealed that he would be submitting the final copy of his highly-anticipated debut album Thank Me Later later that night. He claimed that the show would go down in history; not only because it was his first time in Kansas City, but because that would be the city where the final cut of his LP would be turned in.

As he continued to talk about TML, Drake informed the wailing fans that the first song they’ll hear when they pop in the album on June 15, will be “Fireworks.” Giving the crowd a preview of the track, he said he usually doesn’t perform anything more than the first verse and chorus, but in celebration of such an epic night, he continued to rap the next verse acapella.

Drake’s next stop on tour is tonight at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. —Kamaria Gboro

Photos courtesy of Kamaria Gboro. Click on image to enlarge.

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  • Bigcitygzzy

    I aint no hater but is this ish really that important..?? Oh,and im 1st too foolz!

    • brandon

      fuck you hater

    • http://bit.ly/d3fqxE neo

      this is neo click my name for the truth

  • dc

    goodneess for drake ….jozimperial/the zone /bomb legacy ..az to ny my peoples (may 8th MR XPOZ by joz )


    shouts to UMKC and KCMO on that note. Can I getta Krizz Kaliko Tech n9ne dRAKE SONG?

    • kc

      ya that will probably never happen maybe krizz kaliko and drake but drake and tech you cant be serious that will be a sad day in tech’s world if he is doing that shit homie

  • http://j-mace.deviantart.com Shawty J

    This isn’t exactly news worthy…

  • http://www.bboycult.com $yk

    ‘Who Dat’>’Over’



    • mrwm1234

      i agree all day….who dat im j.cole cuz drake is over

    • http://bit.ly/d3fqxE josh

      click my name for video

  • Goerge Clooney

    Congratulations Kansas City! It’s not often that your city gets to participate in as heralded and monumental a moment as Drake turning in his album. Now you know how the people of Jabal Musa felt when Moses brought the tablets down from Mount Sinai! Rejoice!

  • George Clooney

    Oh, and XXL, I think Drake is planning on taking a shit when he gets to Lexington. Just a heads up. You might want to get a writer on that.

    • yeayeayea

      flawless victory lol

  • DownSouth

    Congrats to Drake. I think I may cop the al when it drops. Him and Nicki are starting to grow on me.


    • El Tico Loco

      Me too! like a fungus.

  • Terron Mack

    the second picture looks like he taking a shit live on stage

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  • Millhouse

    He really is just ridiculous isn’t he. I mean look at him. Moar pics for more lolz pls.

  • realest talk

    Who Dat? Who Dat?

    Aint sayin names but we not the same, all that money and that fame don’t change the fact that you lame

    anything you can do/i can do better

    J COLE>Drake

  • Anonymous

    This dude drake is played out tired of hearing his voice and same ass flow man….i never liked him anyways and im not hating because i like j.cole, i fucks with some of wale shit, i fucks with some of kid cudi and even big sean from my hometown but drake is not appeling to me


    I got 4 words for Young Money