News: Drake Explodes Over Future's Billboard Interview: "He Told His Agent Either Future Gets Fired Or He'll Fire Him"
Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013 12:06PM
Tensions are reportedly flaring between Drake and Future days after a published Billboard Magazine interview saw the Atlanta rapper making dicey comments about Drizzy's Nothing Was The Same album.
According to reports, Drake has taken extreme measures following the article's release and has taken Future off his new tour.
Hot rappers Drake and Future are facing off in a $1.5 million feud after Drake demanded supporting act Future be kicked off his tour in a beef over a Billboard article, Page Six can exclusively reveal. Drake was booked to tour with Future and R&B singer Miguel on a 39-city schedule kicking off Friday in Pittsburgh. Future went to Billboard magazine's office on Oct. 4 to give editors a listen to his latest album, "Honest." Associate editor Erika Ramirez published a story with quotes from Future, which she also posted on her Twitter feed. "Not only is future's #honest album interesting, so are his thoughts on Drake's #NWTS album," Ramirez wrote. She then went on to quote Future: " 'Drake made an album that is full of hits but it doesn't grab you. They're not possessive; they don't make you feel the way I do' -- Future." After reading the story, Future's horrified managers argued with the mag that his quotes were off the record and taken out of context. We're told the online story was edited, but Ramirez didn't delete her tweets. (New York Post Page Six)
Not ending there, Drake could face a stiff lawsuit courtesy of Future in light of the last-minute decision to boot him.
Drake -- whose previous rap feud with Chris Brown ended in a violent bottle fight between their entourages in a club last year -- was so angry, he immediately demanded Future be booted from the tour. "He told his agent either Future gets fired, or he'll fire him," a source told us. Future was fired, but then negotiations started to bring him back late last week. But over the weekend, Future pulled out for good after Drake's camp demanded he make financial concessions. Future, who was set to earn about $40,000 per gig, is set to file a lawsuit this week against Drake for lost wages, or about $1.5 million. The rappers' beef is the latest drama in Drake's tour. Last month, about a dozen dates were pushed back and rescheduled. (New York Post Page Six)
Some reports claim the Toronto native has already found a replacement.
UPDATE: It looks like Drake might have found a replacement for Future for "Would You Like A Tour?" A couple of individuals are indicating that Jhene Aiko has been tabbed to open up on the tour. This selection would make sense, as Jhene appeared on Nothing Was The Same, particularly on the song "From Time." As of now, Aiko has yet to officially confirm the news. (Complex)
The ATL hitmaker jumped onto his Twitter page earlier this month to clear his name and end the beef rumors.
"Respect to Billboard, disappointed on being misquoted..always love for my fam Drizzy Drake," Future tweeted October 4. (Future's Twitter)
An excerpt from Future's Billboard interview is the source of his issues.
"Honest" isn't only about love, but "about showing emotion," which Future insists will win "Drake made an album that is full of hits but it doesn't grab you. They're not possessive; they don't make you feel the way I do. I want to make you want to fall in love," Future says. (Billboard)