News: Drake Hops From Young Money For Young Hov, Rep Speaks Out
Friday, Feb 11, 2011 5:10PM
After speculation of Drake ditching his Young Money team to pursue a deal with Jay-Z's Roc Nation hit the Internet today, a representative from his camp has denied all allegations.
According to Drizzy's camp, he has no intentions to part ways with Lil Wayne's crew.
A rep for the Drake tells RumorFix, "Drake is signed to Aspire / Young Money / Cash Money and has NO plans to leave at this time." (Rumor Fix)
Details of the rumored move hit the Internet Friday (February 11) afternoon.
According to a member of YOUNG MONEY, Drake would like to LEAVE the label . . . and join his friend J Cole over at Jay Z's ROC NATION label. The insider explained, "Drake likes making music with [Lil Wayne] and the rest, but he's a different dude. There's a lot of hood [ish] that goes down at Young Money, and Drake's not a hood [dude], so he wants to be away from that." MediaTakeOut.com's insider goes on, "Drake's mother is also worried . . . She doesn't want him around gangs or drugs." And it gets better. MediaTakeOut.com learned that JAY Z is pulling strings - to try and [buy] Drake's contract from Bryan "Baby" Williams - Cash Money's CEO. The insider explained, "[Jay] is playing hardball, he wants Drake and he's not trying to pay too much for him. He's moving in slowly. Right now he's working [behind the scenes] on Drake's tour. Under Drake's current deal [with Cash Money], Drake owes them records, but not tours." (Media Take Out)
Last November, rumors emerged claiming Lil Wayne assaulted Drake.
The entire incident reportedly happened following a weekend concert in Las Vegas that marked the finale of Drake's tour. Rumors started swirling earlier today that Lil Wayne punched the star to discipline Drake for not giving him the proper attention while he was in jail. Drake has a history of stirring up trouble and laying it to rest via his Twitter page. In September, Drake posted a joke that he had married Nicki Minaj that set off an Internet firestorm of rumors. (Babble News)
In addition to a publicist's denial, Drake also shook off the rumor.
"You got the story wrong...Lil Wayne punched me in my arm cause he saw a VW beetle pass by...haaa...YM Forever," Drake tweeted Saturday (November 13). (Drake's Twitter)
Check out some recent Drake footage below: