Justin Bieber received a perhaps eternally topical shout out from Lil Wayne/Tunechi after the Young Money Entertainment CEO conceded to his rapper adversary as the Drake Vs. Lil Wayne tour roared into the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles last night.
At the wrap of the sold-out show, Lil Wayne announced the fan-voted decision that Drake had won their customary face-off by telling the 17,376-capacity audience:
“I’m about to rent my house in LA to Justin Bieber so he can egg the whole f—king street up,” referring to the Biebs’ alleged role in the egging of his former neighbor’s mansion in a gated community in Calabasas, California in January.
Drake wins! Wayne responds: “I’m about to rent my house in LA to Justin Bieber so he can egg the whole fucking street up.” #DrakeVsLilWayne
— Rap-Up (@RapUp) September 23, 2014
No doubt, there were laughs in the crowd. Possibly also in the wings, where 20-year-old Bieber stood watching the battle and Instagrammed the moment fellow Canadian Drake acknowledged him at the side of the stage.
“I see u drizzyy great show brotha,” Justin wrote in his clip caption.
It showed Drake pointing at Justin in greeting, before whipping back into his performance alongside (or against, as the “Street Fighter II-themed” tour is pitched) with Lil Wayne.
In July, Justin pleaded no contest to an egging-related misdemeanor vandalism charge.
He was judge-ordered to comply with plea deal terms including $80,900 restitution to the neighbor and 12-weeks of anger management.
Before the show, Justin updated his 54.8 million Twitter followers with his evening plans.
@Drake in the city tonight
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) September 23, 2014
It’s not surprising Bieber went to Lil Wayne and Drake’s show. He has strong ties with the YMCMB label and he and Drake refer to each other as brothers.
They collaborated on “Right Here” in 2012, and Drake penned the beatific “One Life” song on Justin’s Journals album last year.
Last month, Drake and Bieber exchanged public greetings when the younger star dug out the OVO chain Drizzy gifted him back in 2013.
The gesture put an end to gossip site-driven speculation that an Instagram video of Bieber hamming on Drake’s “0-100” (and tagged to singer Chris Brown), was his way of inserting himself into Drake and Brown’s old feud.
Post-show, Bieber posted a few Shots snaps, one of which showed him with 2010 “Eenie Meenie” hit collaborator Sean Kingston and videographer pal Alfredo Flores.
Earlier in the day, the sports-mad singer swung by the Beverly Hills Country Club for a first try at tennis lessons with a professional female instructor.
“1st tennis lesson lol pretty bad.. Lol,” Justin wrote in his Instavid caption of the session.
The Drake Vs. Lil Wayne tour – launched August 9 and ending September 27 in Texas – gives fans the vote on who performs first and “wins” at each stop.
The tour has garnered stunning reviews for its visuals and performances by both rappers, with the Los Angeles Register dubbing it a “heavyweight bout.”
Small wonder Bieber said last night’s show was “great.” Both MC superstars look to be on top of their game.
[Video credits via Rap-Up.]