J. Cole doesn’t often pop up, but when he does, it’s for good reason. Following his Dreamville Festival in April, he made an appearance at Ari Lennox‘s show in London. He came out right in time for his verse on “Shea Butter Baby,” surprising both the singer and her attending fans.
“I can’t believe @realcoleworld and @dreamville surprised me at my London show like this,” she wrote next to a video that captured the special moment. “I love y’all so much.”
Cole’s manager and Dreamville co-founder Ibrahim “Ib” Hamad added further context to the surprise in a tweet, noting the rapper randomly informed him of his decision to attend Ari’s show. “Cole a different type a n****,” Ib wrote. “He won’t leave his crib for much but randomly hit me and be like I’m a come to london and surprise @AriLennox just don’t tell her.”
Ari’s show in London took place at the Eventim Apollo as part of her Age/Sex/Location Tour, which hits Amsterdam Thursday, before making its way to her hometown of Washington, D.C. The singer previously said the trek will be her last time hitting the road for her own tour.
“Age Sex Location will be my last tour,” she wrote in a since-deleted tweet in December. “I love my genuine fans so much and can’t wait to give you my all every night.”
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