Drake gives a shout out to Toronto’s OVO Fest during Kentucky Derby

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You can take the kid out of Toronto, but you can’t take Toronto out of the kid.

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Drake gave his Toronto rap festival OVO Fest a big plug while at the Kentucky Derby Saturday afternoon.

Drizzy told NBC Sports interviewer Rutledge Wood he was there to support fellow rapper and Louisville native Jack Harlow after they just released a new single called Churchill Downs, named after the famous racetrack where the Kentucky Derby is held.

“It reminds me of the first moments (in my career) as the same thing I did for a city (like Toronto) that, at the time, really needed that energy boost, that recognition,” Drake said.

“I was referencing it as my first OVO Fest (in 2010). I was blessed enough to have two amazing artists (Jay Z, Emimen) come to support me. It just took me. I had to show up. I’m so proud of this guy. And we are drunk!”

After Wood let out a big laugh, Drizzy clarified, “He’s sober. I’m drunk.”

Wood previously asked Harlow if the duo was shooting a video at the location on Saturday.

“What can I say? We’ve got something going on. We’ve got some cameras rolling,” replied Harlow.

The two rappers joked that they had no choice but to bet on Happy Jack, who later placed 14th in the Derby’s 20-horse field.

“He really gave a good description of how I’m feeling right now,” said Harlow.

“If there was Happy Aubrey, we would run too.”

Drake’s real name is Aubrey Graham.

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