Days after reports surfaced and pitted Young Money’s Drake against Atlanta rapper Future, the Southern hip-hop artist has finally set the record straight.
Clear and to the point, Future ended speculation of his status on Drake’s “Would You Like A Tour?” nationwide run and confirmed fans could expect him to be at the first show.
“Back in Atl getting ready for tour..1st stop Pittsburgh,” Future tweeted October 17. (Future’s Twitter)
The latest reports claimed Drake and Future would, in fact, hook up for a nationwide tour slated to start tomorrow.
The show is back on. After news broke on Tuesday that Future was kicked off Drake’s “Would You Like A Tour?” due to comments made to Billboard, it’s being reported that the “Honest” rapper has been added back. According to Hot 107.9, the two stars have worked out their differences and contracts between both parties have been signed. The “Would You Like a Tour?” starring Drake, Miguel, and now Future (again), kicks off this Friday in Pittsburgh, PA. Miss Info: If Drake can look past Future’s off-hand comments to Billboard, then maybe there’s hope for all of us. Seems fitting on the day that the Republicans finally came to their senses and realized that sending us all into a US default would be cutting off the head the nose. The only source so far is Beestroh from Atlanta’s 107.9 FM, but he claims Future has signed a contract to join Drake out on the road. (Miss Info TV)
According to reports earlier this week, Drake had taken extreme measures following a Billboard article’s release and had removed 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 have faced a stiff lawsuit courtesy of Future.
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 claimed the Toronto native had 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)