Future might be "Honest," but his straightforwardness is definitely hurting his relationship with Drake. The New York Post reports that Drake has dropped Future off his upcoming Nothing Was the Same Tour after catching wind of some critical comments the ATL rapper made about Drake's album. Future wants $1.5 million to make up for it.
Earlier this month, Future visited Billboard magazine, where he allegedly told editor Erika Ramirez he wasn't feeling Drake's album. Ramirez then Tweeted, “Not only is future’s #honest album interesting, so are his thoughts on Drake’s #NWTS album,” before quoting Future 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.'”
Even though Future's manager quickly argued that the rapper's boasts were made off the record and had them cut from a subsequent article in the magazine, the damage was already done. According to the Post, Drake told his manager to either fire Future or be fired himself. When Future learned he'd been dropped from the tour, for which he'd been promised $40,000 per show, he threatened to sue for $1.5 million.
So far no suit has been filed and a rep for Billboard told the Post they're sorry for starting the drama. “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.”
MY 2 CENTS:
- Come on Drake, you're going to fire someone over that? Man up.
- The way tickets for the tour have been selling--or haven't been--Drake might want to think about bringing Future back.
- Guess that's the last time Future does in an interview with Billboard.