Drake and Nicki Minaj have been making controversial headlines following a club brawl and a canceled Summer Jam performance , respectively, but when Drake’s Club Paradise Tour touches down in New York on Saturday, Team YMCMB will be back in full force, minus the controversy.
On Wednesday night, Drake visited Sin City Cabaret in the Bronx, New York, for Maybach Music Group’s Self Made Vol. 2 listening session, after which he revealed exclusively to DJ Scoob Doo’s new website BreadOverBed that he had a few surprises in store for his New York show.
“They f—ed up Summer Jam, so I’m just gonna do Summer Jam how it’s supposed to go,” Drake told Scoob, referencing Lil Wayne’s decision to pull Young Money out of the show’s lineup after offensive remarks were directed toward Nicki Minaj. “I’ve got everyone you would want to see, plus people that you wouldn’t expect to see.”
Thus far, Drake’s tour roster includes Meek Mill, 2 Chainz, J. Cole, Waka Flocka Flame and French Montana, not to mention guest appearances from T.I., Rick Ross and Future, so it seems likely that additional members from his YMCMB family will join him on the bill Saturday.
During a heated radio interview with Hot 97 DJ Funkmaster Flex following her canceled Summer Jam set, Minaj promised fans that she would do a free show in New York to make up for the disappointment. Could an appearance at Drake’s show be on her agenda as well? Before Minaj and crew pulled out of the lineup, Lil Wayne was rumored to be one of her guests, along with surprise appearances from Nas and Lauryn Hill.
As Drake gears up for his concert, he’s still dealing with some fallout from a club brawl with Chris Brown in New York on Wednesday night, but the show must go on. Stayed tuned to MTV News and RapFix.MTV.com for continued coverage on Drake’s Club Paradise Tour.