Drake’s performance of “Muchachos” at Argentina’s Lollapalooza music festival recently has gone viral. It is the country’s unofficial World Cup song.
Drake performed as the main act at Lollapalooza Argentina on Saturday, March 18, at the Hipódromo de San Isidro in Buenos Aires. At one point in his performance, Drizzy whipped up the enormous South American audience with a rendition of La Mosca Tse-“Muchachos, Tse’s Ahora Nos Volvimos an Illusionar,” which has since become the anthem for Argentine soccer supporters.
Drake is seen wrapping off one of his songs in the video below. The Her Loss MC is greeted with ferocious cries of “Argentina” from the enthusiastic army of foreign supporters as the song concludes and he graciously greets the audience. At that moment, the seasoned artist knew just how to further win over the Argentine audience; he capitalized on their love of both their nation and soccer or ftbol as they called it.
The video has received hundreds of thousands of views after being posted on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
Drake said, “By the way, that was arguably one of the best moments of my career. “I’m grateful. I believe I truly succeeded.”
Drizzy played up the moment by ordering the audience to wait before starting the chorus to their World Cup anthem, “Muchachos, Ahora Nos Volvimos an Illusionar,” as the boisterous throng started to sing their nation’s name.
The OVO Boss only made it as far as the line “Muchachos…” when the proud Argentinians took over.
“Ahora nos volvimo’ an ilusionar,” yelled the Crowd instantly at Drake’s signal. “I want to win the third/I want to be world champion/And al Diego, in the sky we see/With Don Diego and with La Tota, pointing him towards Lionel.”
The soccer anthem by La Mosca Tse-Tse A musical piece written in honor of Argentina football legends like Lionel Messi, Gabriel Batistuta, and the late Diego Maradona was used by Drizzy to motivate his Lollapalooza crowd. Muchachos, Ahora Nos Volvimos an Illusionar translates as “Guys, now we turn to excite/I want to win the third/I want to be world champion and, God, in heaven, we can see it with Don Diego and with the Tota/Encouraging Lionel [Messi],” according to Collins Dictionary.
Although Drake was able to elicit a thunderous response from the Lollapalooza crowd in Argentina, the festival performance wasn’t without some backlash directed at the “Rich Flex” rhymer.
Drake reportedly canceled the live stream portion of his performance just before taking the stage, according to South American media and news organization Tracklist. Drake reportedly performed for only about 40 minutes on stage, which is considerably less time than most festival headliners, who typically perform for well over an hour.
Drake cancelou a transmissão do seu show no Lollapalooza Argentina minutos antes de começar.
Mesmo sendo headliner, o rapper se apresentou por pouco mais de 40 minutos. pic.twitter.com/zpKl2laxWA
— Tracklist (@tracklist) March 18, 2023
Around a week after Champagne Papi took to Instagram to officially announce his impending It’s All a Blur Tour with 21 Savage, Drake made a significant appearance at Lollapalooza Argentina. Drake, 21 Savage, and their 40-stop tour received a lot of attention on social media when tickets first went on sale for the shows because of the ostensibly exorbitant prices.