Less than 24 hours after reports claimed Lil Wayne had longtime friend/rap star Drake packing his bags to leave Young Money, an inside source has stepped forward and addressed the rumor.
Despite the widespread gossip, the insider promised Drizzy is still Weezy F. Baby’s sidekick.
Earlier this morning, there was a report by MediaTakeOut.com that stated Drake would be possibly moving to Jay-Z‘s Roc Nation. Roc Nation and Cash Money/Young Money Records were reportedly working out a $50 million deal for the rights of Drake, which most likely includes his OVO brand, music and more. XXL contacted a source close to the situation that tells us that the rumor is simply not true. It is uncharacteristic of YMCMB to drop, sell and trade an artist as renowned as Drake. Stay tuned for more details as they develop. (XXL Mag)
Early Friday (January 25), rumors of a possible mega deal going down heated up the Internet.
January 25, 2013: MediaTakeout.com just got word this morning that Young Money and Roc Nation are working FEVERISHLY to close a deal whereby Drake would be SOLD to Jay Z’s label. The deal is NOT YET complete and there are still a few obstacles to making it work. But MediaTakeOut.com learned that the deal would involve Young Money receiving close to $50 MILLION for the rights to Drake. Developing . . . (Media Take Out)
Back in February 2011, Drizzy vowed his YM loyalty despite Roc Nation rumors surfacing.
“YMCMB for the rest of my life. Always All Days.,” Drizzy tweeted Friday (February 11). (Drake’s Twitter)
Later the same year, the Young Money hitmaker publicly addressed the never-ending rumors at a live concert.
“I’ll tell you, if you ever wake up in the morning and you think Young Money ain’t my team, you out of your motherf*cking mind,” Drake told a crowd of screaming fans. “I’ll tell you that right now. My brother Lil Wayne is all the way in Australia right now but I got my camera on in the back and I just want to let him know how much love me and Hartford got for him, so if you got love for Lil Wayne, make some noise.” (YouTube)