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Future kicked off of Drake's tour, filing $1.5 M lawsuit

Drake's tour hasn't even started yet and the rapper is already having issues with one of his supporting acts.

Future kicked off of Drake’s tour, filing $1.5 M lawsuit

This Sept. 21, 2013 file photo shows Drake performing at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, Nev. Drake´s latest album, "Nothing Was The Same," was released on Tuesday, Sept. 24. (Photo by Al Powers/Powers Imagery/Invision /AP, File)
This Sept. 21, 2013 file photo shows Drake performing at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, Nev. Drake's latest album, "Nothing Was The Same," was released on Tuesday, Sept. 24. (Photo by Al Powers/Powers Imagery/Invision /AP, File) Powers Imagery/Invision/AP

Drake is preparing to kickoff his “Would You Like a Tour?” show this week, with a stop at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center on Saturday, October 19

The New York Post is reporting that things between the Nothing Was The Same rapper and one of the tour’s scheduled openers, Future, are not so hot. Apparently Drake is demanding that the supporting act be kicked off his tour due to comments Future made in a recent Billboard article. 

In the interview with Billboard, Future shared his thoughts on Drake’s new album, NWTS: “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’s managers were embarrassed and Drake didn’t waste anytime ejecting him from the 39-city tour. Future is reportedly firing back against Drake, demanding $1.5 million for loss of wages – the up and comer was to earn about $40,000 per gig.

Reps for both parties have yet to comment, but a rep for Billboard told the NY Post: “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.”

Gabrielle Bonghi Philly.com
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