Lana Del Rey Debuted “Tough” With Quavo at Fenway Park

The duo performed the trap-pop track for a sold-out stadium last night.

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Update: After teasing “Tough,” her collaboration with Quavo, earlier this week, Lana Del Ray performed the track for the first time last night, June 20. During a show at Boston’s famed Fenway Park — the home of the Boston Red Sox — just shy of her 39th birthday, Del Rey brough out Quavo to the delight of her audience.

While the collaboration may seem out of character for the two artists, especially since Del Rey has released slower works as of late, she’s familiar with the world of hip-hop as indicated by past collaborations with A$AP Rocky and Playboi Carti.

The highly-anticipated show only lasted an hour, as unexpected heavy rains and lightning delayed the show until 10:30pm, Fenway Park’s curfew time. Brevity aside, the performance was jam-packed, as besides Quavo’s appearance, Del Rey brought out Mason Ramsey to perform “Blue Over You” and Stephen Sanchez for “Until I Found You” before concluding her set with the Quavo duet. Read the original story below for more info.


Original Story: After first sharing footage of their collaboration last month, a longer clip of Quavo and Lana Del Rey‘s “Tough” has surfaced. As shared by both artists in a joint Instagram post, the first-ever collab from the seemingly unexpected partners might just establish them as the ultimate “duo we never knew we needed.”

In the new sample of the track, the pair harmonize over the hook, with Quavo dropping off ad-libs every so often.

 

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“Tough like the scuff on a pair of old leather boots / Like the blue-collar, red-dirt attitude / Like a .38 made out of brass / Tough like the stuff in my grandpa’s glass (grandpa’s glass!) / Life’s gonna do what it does / Sure as the good lord’s up above / Cut like a diamond shining in the rough (Shining!).”

The first teaser of “Tough” – which landed May 9 – resembles an intro or interlude portion of the song, the two engaged in conversation over the twangy trap beat.

“I’ll show you around,” Quavo tells Del Rey. “Come take a ride with me. Whenever. Whenever you ready. Call on me.”

“I’ll give it back when I get there,” she replies.

“Alright, it’s a bet.”

 

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No release date for “Tough” has been announced at the time of writing, though fans are vying for more.

“we got lana and quavo collab before gta 6,” one commenter wrote.

“country trap lana before gta 6 is wild,” another echoed.

Del Rey is no stranger to the hip-hop ether, however; a heavy, sometimes hidden influence on her sound, the songstress has also joined hands with the likes of Playboi Carti and A$AP Rocky on “Summer Bummer,” “Groupie Love” and, SoundCloud staple “Ridin’.”

Stay tuned to Hypebeast for more details as they emerge.

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