Drake made quite a few headlines when he announced his upcoming Club Paradise Tour at the top of October, though it might not have been the press he was looking for.
When [artist id="3872750"]Kendrick Lamar[/artist] and A$AP Rocky, two non-Young Money artists, were revealed as the tour’s other acts, rumors began to swirl that Drake is unhappy and wants to leave [artist id="510062"]Lil Wayne[/artist]‘s label.
“I never really know where those rumors stem from,” Drake told MTV News. “I’m really happy at Young Money; I really don’t want to go anywhere. Me and Wayne have a great relationship.”
With the lesser-known Room for Improvement and Comeback Season mixtapes under his belt, Drake caught Weezy’s attention through a mutual friend and was invited out on tour with the YM boss several months before releasing his breakout tape, So Far Gone. Under Wayne’s tutelage, Drizzy Drake became a star, but as big as he’s gotten, he still salutes the man who put him in prime position.
“At the end of the day, that’s my boss. I’m his soldier. I’m cool with that. I’m good with that,” he said. “That’s the role I want to play. He put me here.”
In a separate interview with MTV News, Wayne gave Drake his full support and offered Take Care a glowing endorsement. “I can tell you now, I don’t know nothing else out there that can touch it, including my stuff. That kid is on another planet,” he said of Drake’s upcoming album.
The OVO general also pointed out the Young Money artists’ ability to co-exist with one another, despite all the individual success, counting Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Tyga and the rest of the crew as friends. But Drake also has another group of friends, guys he grew up with in his native Toronto. When he drops Take Care on November 15, through his music, Drake will introduce you to his other crew.
“I spent a lot of time out there [in Toronto]; that’s what this album is about. That’s what I’m gonna showcase,” Drake explained. “It’s the same thing with the tour: I wanna bring Kendrick, I wanna bring A$AP. Those are guys that I love.
“It has nothing to do with people on my label,” he continued. “Tyga’s out, Nicki’s working on an album, and everybody else is doing their thing on the road with Wayne or with Wayne in the studio, so I just sort of showcased the music that I happen to love right now, and those are the two guys that I’m bringing out.”
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