The Clipse’s Pusha T has backed out of being a co-headliner in Drake‘s new Light Dreams & Nightmares Tour which kicked off this week in Miami.
According to Pusha, his main focus for right now is working on music.
“We’re actually not doing that any longer. I’m going to be fully focused on these solo efforts. No Drake tour. A few spot dates, we’ll be in a city near you soon. But yeah, no more Drake tour.” (Karen Civil)
Last month, Pusha was added to the multi-city tour roster.
Even with the breakout success of Thank Me Later under his belt, Drakeisn’t slowing down this year. He’ll embark on his Light Dreams & Nightmares Tour in September, kicking off the tour with two dates in Miami. Light Dreams & Nightmares Tour supporting act Clipse have been making noise themselves with the announcement of Pusha T’s upcoming solo mixtape, The Fear of God, slated for a September 14 release. Push has also been building buzz as rumors abound that the MC has joined Kanye West‘s G.O.O.D. Music family, a move that longtime collaborator Pharrell has said he supports. (MTV)
Rap newcomer Wiz Khalifa also recently passed on an opportunity to tour with Drake.
“It just lets me know that I’m doin’ what I need to be doin’ as far as stayin’ relevant and stayin’ poppin’. But I think to keep me poppin’ and keep me relevant I gotta stay buildin’ on top of what I’m doin’ and what I been doin’. No disrespect to cuz or anybody else who might wanna see me do some more collaborative things, but to keep buildin’ and keep my brand as strong as what it is, I gotta keep focusin’ on what it is. This is my first tour that I got comin’ up, the Waken Baken tour, I gotta at least kick that off and make that it what it is so we can do ten more…I’m real happy for Drake and real proud of Drake. I was lookin’ on the Internet and that [he] made $10 million this year. So maybe when I make $10 million then we can tour.” (XXL Mag)
While Ustreaming last month, Drake revealed his aim to snag Wiz for the Light Dreams & Nightmares Tour.
“You know we was trying to get Wiz on the tour,” he said. Hopefully, the Light Dreams [and] Nightmares Tour, depending on what city we go to, it’ll be Clipse, Bun B and Wiz Khalifa. That’s what I’m hoping. I don’t know, maybe I spoke too soon…If Wiz by any chance watches this, you gotta make some calls for me and make this happen. We got that young energy right now, we need to go out here and kill these people.” (Ustream)
Drake’s tour is set to continue through early November.
Check out some recent Drake footage down below: