After three nights of shows in TD Garden, hip hopoptan Drake attracted a number of local athletes to his afterparty at a nightclub in Seaport, where he closed a weekend in which music and sport were repeatedly mixed in Boston.
Drake's sold-out Sunday night party at The Grand brought all kinds of famous faces to the Boston hotspot, including Celtics guard Kyrie Irving, Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts, Patriots guard Shaq Mason and several other members of the teams, according to a publicist for The Grand .
During a champagne parade for the so-called Champagne Papi Drake made a basket on a hoop in the nightclub amid raw cheers from VIP attendees.
The recording reverberated a moment of Saturday night's concert when Drake invited Celtics guard Terry Rozier to the field to help a fan make a half-court shot for $ 25,000. (Unfortunately Rozier missed it.)
Rozier was not the only surprise guest of Drake on Saturday night. Drake brought fellow rapper Meek Mill on stage to officially end their long public feud. The beef began three years ago when Meek Mill accused Drake of not writing his own rhymes, and later escalated into a series of diss-tricks from both rappers. Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who was an outspoken proponent of Meek Mill while the rapper was in prison, was also on the show.
"This really gave me peace of mind tonight," Drake wrote on Instagram and shared a photo of him and Meek Mill on stage. "Healing and advancing has created one of the most electrical and satisfying moments in my career."
After the concert on Saturday, the duo played table tennis for Drake behind the scenes, and his entourage headed to Empire for sushi, and Meek Mill went to The Grand with Drake's tour DJ, DJ Spade.
Sunday Meek Mill joined Rozier, Kraft, Celtics Big Man Daniel Theis and Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck on the sidelines at Gillette Stadium while the Patriots played the Houston Texans.
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