Update: Future is back on Drake’s Would You Like A Tour? line-up [News]
UPDATE – Oct. 16, 2013 - Through unnamed sources, Atlanta’s Hot 107.9 confirms that Drake and Future have ironed out their differences and that Future is once again on the Would You Like A Tour? line-up. Future made it official by tweeting, “Back in Atl getting ready for tour..1st stop Pittsburgh.” Back to the regularly scheduled programming which also includes Miguel, PartyNextDoor and Jhené Aiko.
Back in Atl getting ready for tour..1st stop Pittsburgh
— FUTURE/FREEBANDZ (@1future) October 17, 2013
— FUTURE/FREEBANDZ (@1future) October 20, 2013
Drake takes Future off Would You Like A Tour?; Future files suit [News]
Posted Oct. 16, 2013 – 2:09 EST
Toronto, ON – The New York Post’s Page Six has reported that Drake has kicked Atlanta rapper Future off his Would You Like A Tour? which starts in Pittsburgh on Friday. The gossip column reports that the decision was made after Future allegedly made comments about Nothing Was The Same in an interview with Billboard.
Future claims to have been misquoted but the published interview quotes him as saying, “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. I want to make you want to fall in love.” His clarification came shortly after in the form of a tweet: “Respect to Billboard, disappointed on being misquoted..always love for my fam Drizzy Drake.” Future’s camp has also indicated that the comments were made off the record and taken out of context. An online version of the story was edited but original tweets by Billboard associate editor Erika Ramirez were not deleted.
But apparently Drake had already made the decision to remove Future and demanded he be taken off the tour immediately. Ticketmaster already got the message and Future’s name has been removed from their online listings. There was some negotiations that could have saved his spot on the roster but Future’s camp is said to have backed out at the eleventh hour, after Drake’s camp demanded financial concessions. The reports claim that Future, instead, is suing Drake for the lost wages that he would have earned on tour which is roughly $1.5 million – $40,000 per gig on the tour.
While Future might be off the tour, Miguel and PartyNextDoor remain on the bill. There’s also rumours floating around that Jhené Aiko, who appeared on Nothing Was The Same, will take Future’s place.
This isn’t the first time Drake and Future of Freebandz have had a falling out. Back in 2011, the video for Future’s “Tony Montana” was being shot and Drizzy didn’t show up for a cameo. Future went on to call it a “slap in the face” but joined Drake on his Club Paradise tour not long after that.
Drake is setting off on tour in support of his chart topping studio album, Nothing Was The Same. Future is currently preparing for the release of his sophomore album Honest, set to drop in 2014.
Would You Like A Tour? Canadian Tour Dates
Oct. 21: Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
Oct. 22: Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre
Oct. 24: Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
Nov. 28: Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
Nov. 30: Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
Dec. 1: Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
Twitter: @Drake | @1Future