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!!”
Last night was mad. Beh love to all my fans, friends and family. Been seeing all the support while I was away. Trust me I appreciate you all.
Shout out to @Drake
The Farda is back!! pic.twitter.com/7R6HrqiO3p
— Top Militérian (@Jhus) April 6, 2019
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:
J Hus at Drake's show was a highlight and half pic.twitter.com/OYShnOLoP0
— Leah (@LeahSinclairr) April 5, 2019
Drake and J Hus performing together 😭 https://t.co/gsyk8tzJ7E
— S4IF (@S4IFF) April 5, 2019
— Jonathan Badyal (@JonathanBadyal) April 5, 2019
J Hus is free and just came out with Drake at the O2. pic.twitter.com/deOOL385rV
— David Renshaw (@ddavidrenshaw) April 5, 2019
Imagine being released from prison and your first performance back is supporting Drake. Mad #JHus
— Shanice Angol (@shanice_ca) April 5, 2019
Within a few hours, Hus went from being in prison to performing at The 03 with Drake. Mental.
— Faith Child (@FaithChildMusic) April 5, 2019
— BBC Radio 1Xtra (@1Xtra) April 5, 2019
Drake brought us top boy and Jhus back he’s definitely earned that UK citizenships
— fatima (@ovotima) April 5, 2019
J hus is free and onstage at Drake and thats the way it should be😩😤 pic.twitter.com/krXAmwKZEt
— OvO6Drizzy⁶𓅓 (@xx_savvy) April 5, 2019
drake coming to claim that uk citizenship yall promised him if he brought out j hus https://t.co/GxSiKcRh3s
— sheriham (@shirham) April 5, 2019
Drake breaking J Hus out of prison to ensure he performs at his tour pic.twitter.com/s0HXDgy1Am
— M (@MoeyPhantom) April 5, 2019
— Lexi💫| (@NaixelXO) April 5, 2019
J Hus fresh out and on stage with Drake. What a homecoming!!
— MannyNorte (@MannyNorte) April 5, 2019
J Hus walking out at Drake pic.twitter.com/1ro66lXqId
— 👾 (@20miyaagi) April 5, 2019
What Drake is doing for the UK scene is unbelievable 👏🏼🇬🇧
— Rahul (@_RahulTanna) April 5, 2019
Hus coming out at Drake? I would’ve screamed like this and have no shame whatsoever. I think I’d be close to tears. pic.twitter.com/SiC6oDfuR3
— Sarge (@SARGEE_) April 5, 2019
Today is truly an historical moment for the black community in the UK, we are finally reunited with our beloved JHus JHus JHus JHus. Summer has officially started.
— Dutchh (@Emdutchh) April 5, 2019
J hus’s inmates listening to his unreleased music pic.twitter.com/6bS4MCPuBm
— Seán (@SeanGWalker) April 5, 2019
Drake on his way to pick up his UK citizenship after bringing out J Hus pic.twitter.com/gXVanhPPUV
— Faris (@faris_kazmi) April 5, 2019
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.”