Kanye West and Drake's relationship has a history of ups and downs, but summer 2013 appeared to be one of the moments where both were on the same page. Mr. West made an appearance at the fourth annual OVO Fest that summer on the heels of his polarizing sixth solo album Yeezus.
While Kanye's performance of tracks such as "New Slaves" and "All of the Lights" rocked the crowd, his appearance will be best remembered for what Kanye told the crowd. On stage, he explained that he and Jay-Z wouldn't have recorded Watch The Throne if not for the pressure Drake put on them with his dominance. Drake said that Kanye was "a major influence, if not the biggest influence" in his career to that point. It felt like Kanye got to be the big brother in that moment.