Fans then speculated as to who would take his place, with the Wireless Festival taking to Twitter promising something special.
He was also the only African artist to take the stage.
DJ Khaled's headline slot at the London festival was thought to be the chart-topping artist's only United Kingdom performance this year.
"Drake saving the day at #Wireless.!", cheered one fan, while another tweeted, "Drake turning up at #Wireless to replace @djkhaled is the best substitution of this #WorldCup period".
Fans had been asking questions after seeing a video of him in an Instagram post just hours ago in an infinity pool on holiday in Mexico.
Ghanaians react to Russia's shootout defeat to Croatia Nearly 11 years ago, Croatia beat England in a Euro 2008 qualifier, one that saw England miss out on the continental tournament. He hopes England will be more suited to their style of play, but added that recovering from two extended games will be hard .
Wimbledon 2018 -- Men's quarterfinal matches World number one Nadal faces a tricky test against power-hitter del Potro in his first Wimbledon quarter-final since 2011. The other quarter-final features American John Isner and Canadian former runner-up Milos Raonic .
One wrote: "Drake is at #wireless... was a good substitution still".
"See those travel problems are causing chaos.", another devotee replied sarcastically, while a third critic tweeted, "Family is the reason why we do what we do and get up to go to work.oh wait.oh no you didn't".
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He was on Sunday's line-up along with the likes of rappers Giggs and Rick Ross, and hip hop duo Rae Sremmurd.
The 22-year-old was charged with knife possession last month and is due to appear at Snaresbrook Crown Court on July 20.
In April Leonard sued her for $10m , claiming to have "played an integral role in developing her music career and public image". This apparently included her relationships as she claims Shaft would tell her "who she should and should not see romantically".
Scotland's Russell Knox beat New Zealand's Ryan Fox on the first hole of a play-off to win the Irish Open . Paul Dunne and Graeme McDowell carded rounds of 71 as they finished on even par for the tournament.
The team's next job is to rest up and watch England and Croatia to see who it will be facing off against. You want to test yourself as much as you can playing against the best teams and the best players.
Anderson then served it out, ending things with a 128 miles per hour service victor , and raised both arms overhead. The tennis player and cricketer know each other personally and share great mutual respect.
The PML-N's first rally is expected to be held on Friday in which Nawaz Sharif is expected to announce the date of his return. NAB also asked Pemra to provide footage of the rally to ascertain the identity of the culprits.
Zip-lining as been suspended at a Royal Caribbean Cruises excursion in Honduras after a couple was involved in a deadly crash. According to Honduras newspaper La Prensa , both were seriously injured and needed to be taken to hospital.
At 20, Kylie Jenner is making history as the youngest person on Forbes magazine's list of America's Richest Self-Made Women. For comparison, Forbes estimates that Jenner's older sister Kim Kardashian West is worth roughly $ 350 million .
CPI inflation is expected to edge up further to about 2.5 per cent before settling back to 2 per cent by the second half of 2019. It was the bank's fourth increase over the last 12 months and the first time the rate has been this high since December 2008.
The State Department is advising tourists to reconsider travel to Mexico State, where Mexico City is (shown in orange, center). As a mother, we always say things, but she inspired me to be better. "I'd give my life if she could just come back".
But he is already experimenting with different options. "[Croatia] will be tough but I think we're going to get through". The manner of that performance instantly won over the home crowd and gave them a reason to cheer their team.
NASA knew that one day Kepler would run out of fuel so NASA plans to start a 19th discrete "observation campaign" of "K2" mission. In that time, the Kepler will wake up and maneuver itself with the remaining fuel so that its antenna will point toward Earth.
William, Kate’s third child Prince Louis christened
Kate's sister, Pippa , also wore floral stud earrings for the occasion, opting for a modern gold style unlike Kate's pearls. Meade is also a cousin of Prince William's stepmother, Camilla , Duchess of Cornwall, though several times removed.
England's Jordan Pickford earns Jorge Campos praise
The biggest thing for me is just continuing to win - and hopefully a few more wins over the next week'. It's down to what we do behind the scenes, what we work on in training, all the hard work to get here.
Ontario woman accidentally steals car from Walmart parking lot
Upon exiting the store, she climbed in a black Nissan - the vehicle was open and the key's were in the ignition - and drove home. They even tried to explain that the model she was trying to return wasn't on file but she apparently did not want to hear it.
Markets hit as Trump threatens new tariffs on China
The US administration late on Tuesday released a huge list of new tariffs on $US200 billion worth of goods from China . Global markets are rattled this morning after America escalated the deepening trade war between the two countries.
USA and China Enter into Trade War
Pacific Northwest, and are likely to get sent elsewhere as exporters scramble to avoid paying the tariff, a U.S. trader said. Asian markets appear to have taken in stride the USA move to raise tariffs on billions of dollars of Chinese products.
Live Stream and TV Info for Croatia Vs. England
But that's not all Timberlake did to show his support for England as it takes on Croatia in the World Cup semifinal Wednesday. The players have already bettered expectations, with the whole of England buying into the team and their recent performances.