Southern rapper Juvenile has denied recent speculation that he copied Drake‘s Thank Me Later album cover for the artwork to his upcoming Beast Mode project.
Speaking in an interview at the Hip-Hop Honors red carpet, Juvie was unaware of Drake’s cover.
Juvenile: I don’t know what’s going on, tell me. What’s going on what the talkin’ bout? Well, they’re saying it looks like Drake’s album cover. Junvenile: Oh. I ain’t see Drake’s album cover. I can’t–I don’t [shrugs]. But did anyone question you about that? Juvenile: Nah. You’re the first one. Oh really? It was on the internet today. Juvenile: See, I–I ain’t get to see it yet. (Rap Radar)
Speculation of Juvie copying Drake’s cover circulated on the Internet yesterday (June 3).
Got d*mn, Juvenile just completely bit off of Drake’s “Thank Me Later” cover with no shame. D*mn at least give Drake’s album a chance to come out first before the swagger jackin’ begins… (Crown The South)
Juvie’s new album will be released nationwide next month.
After last year’s Cocky and Confident Atlantic Records release that was completely distributed by E1 Entertainment, veteran New Orleans rapper Juvenile is fully independent. E1 will solely handle Juvy’s second release in less than a year, July 6’s Beast Mode. Although details are still emerging, Juvenile will also use this opportunity to launch his UTP Records, who joins E1 in releasing the ninth official album from the platinum ’90s and ’00s emcee. (Hip Hop DX)
Juvenile has also explained why the project is coming out this summer.
“The main reason for putting out this record in the summer is that it’s a summer album. I made this album for my fans, especially for my female fans out there.” (Press Release)
Check out Juvenile speaking on the album covers down below: