“Last night was mad” – J Hus reflects on joining Drake onstage hours after prison release

"The Farda is back!!"

Drake surprised fans last night (April 5) when he brought J Hus out onstage at The O2 just hours after his release from prison.

Taking to social media this afternoon (April 6), J Hus thanked his “fans, friends and family” for the support he’s received over the past four months whilst being locked up.

Drake’s week long residency at London’s The O2 (temporarily renamed The O3) has been one jam packed full of guest appearances. Whether it’s been Giggs, Dave, Fredo, DigDat or Unknown T, the Canada native has been paying homage to the UK music scene for the entirety of the UK leg of his Assassination Vacation Tour.

Continuing the trend of bringing out special guests, Drake last night invited J Hus join him onstage a few hours after the ‘Common Sense’ rapper was granted early release from prison. This followed his arrest in 2018 where he plead guilty to illegal knife possession charges.

“Last night was mad,” J Hus tweeted. “Beh love to all my fans, friends and family. Been seeing all the support while I was away. Trust me I appreciate you all.” Adding a shout out to Drake in a tweet that was also accompanied by a video diary of his day, that starts with his release from prison and ends with him being on stage at The O2, J Hus ended the tweet” “The Farda is back!!”

Before he brought J Hus out onstage, Drake teased the crowd by changing the stage’s display to a message that simply read: “Welcome Home.” He then said: “If anyone’s sitting down right now, I need you to stand up because we’re going to celebrate one of our brothers tonight.” At this point, J Hus proceeded to walk onto the stage and perform his 2017 hit ‘Did You See’, much to the excitement of everyone in The O2.

Watch clips and fan reactions from the moment J Hus joined Drake onstage below:

In other Drake news, he paid tribute to Nipsey Hussle on the first night of his residency at London’s The O2 after the L.A. rapper was shot and killed outside of his Marathon Clothing Company store in the Hyde Park neighbourhood of Los Angeles last weekend (March 31).

On stage at The O2, Drake projected an image of Hussle’s face onto the floor before he performed ‘Elevate’. Before the song kicked in, he told the crowd: “Want you to make some noise for the people who love you unconditionally because you never know how short life is.”