Drake Kicks Future Off Tour Due To Billboard Comment
[Necole Bitchie] Future is now in the midst of a beef with Drake, that has cost him a spot on Drake’s tour and over $100,000 and counting after he allegedly made some comments about Drake’s music in Billboard Magazine. Last month, Future was booked to tour with Drake and Miguel on the 39-city “Would You Like A Tour” tour, however things got awkward after Future dropped by Billboard’s offices on October 4 for an interview, and days later, his comments regarding Drake were posted on Twitter by the magazine’s associate editor:
Billboard’s Erika Ramirez tweeted:
Not only is future’s #honest album interesting, so are his thoughts on Drake’s #NWTS album. ‘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.’
Future immediately responded to his alleged quotes by tweeting that he was disappointed in being misquoted:
His managers also reached out to Billboard to get them to edit the story, while saying that the original comments were supposed to be off the record, but the damage was already done. According to Page Six, Drake was furious and demanded Future be dropped from the tour:
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.
Reps for both Drake and Future had no comment. A rep for Billboard told us: “We regret that miscommunication surrounding Future’s recent visit, one that seemed clear to us was on the record, may have caused any trouble for the artist.”
This isn’t the first time that Drake and Future were involved in a little drama. Back in 2011, Future dropped his breakout single single, ‘Tony Montana’ featuring Drake and was disappointed when Drizzy decided not to do the video. In an interview with The Source, he explained:
I was just trying to do a great video, I was trying to deliver what the people heard, what the fans heard and what I’ve seen. Why I choose you to get on my record out of all people?” Future continued. “So many people from Atlanta wanted to get on the song. It was basically a slap in my face because they like ‘Sh**, you should have did someone from Atlanta who get in the video, who wanted to be in the video.’ You go outside Atlanta and you get something different.
After the interview, Drake responded:
Throw em a bone and they want a steak.
As of now, the tour will go on without Future. According to DDotOmen, singer Jhene Aiko will be replacing Future on the tour.