Young Money’s Drake has stepped forward to remind fans why despite gossip of him leaving Lil Wayne‘s camp, he will always be under his mentor’s wing.
Surprising fans at a Washington, D.C. “I Am Still Music” tour stop last night (April 3), Drizzy told fans it’s YM forever.
Drake caught up with the “I Am Music II” tour when it pulled into Washington, D.C.’s Verizon Center on Sunday night. Lil Wayne introduced his Young Moneyprotégé with a heartfelt speech. The Canadian rapper addressed rumors that he had left Young Money. “You see today, when I landed in D.C. and I got off the plane, this ni**a looked me in my eyes and he asked me, ‘Did you drop out of Young Money?’ And I looked him right back in his eyes and I said, ‘Boy, are you out your motherfu**in’ mind?!’ Man, I want this sh*t ‘Forever,'” he told the crowd to roaring applause. (Rap-Up)
Weekend reports claimed Drake was looking to hop out of Young Money.
Now, this is a good one. There are rumors that Drake was unceremoniously kicked out of Young Money after he had a major argument with both Baby and Lil Wayne. Apparently, Drake was owed money for past royalties and felt the need to get more credit for his contributions to YM. From what I understand, there is no truth to this rumor. Actually, somebody hit me up to tell me it wasn’t true. That’s not to say there aren’t similar rumors. That’s to say this one isn’t on the money. (All Hip Hop)
Earlier this year, gossip emerged online suggesting Drake was leaving YM for Jay-Z‘s Roc Nation.
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)
Following the rumors, Drake laid the speculation to rest via his Twitter page.
“YMCMB for the rest of my life. Always All Days.,” Drizzy tweeted Friday (February 11). (Drake’s Twitter)
Check out footage from the show below: