Drake is getting sued this summer ’16. The Canadian born rapper is being sued by a producer named Detail, who claims that Drake set him up to receive a beating at the hands of his bodyguard, Chubbs, TMZ reports.
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According to TMZ, the lawsuit states that in 2014, Drake approached Detail because he wanted to work with the producer. There was one condition: Drake wanted Detail to be exclusive, meaning he couldn’t work with any artists other than Drake.
Detail declined the offer, and the lawsuit claims that this made Drake angry.
Detail says that in June 2014 he was invited to Drake’s home to discuss the possibility of them working together again. However, Detail was allegedly met at the door by Drake’s bodyguard, Chubbs.
Detail claims that Chubbs punched him and broke his jaw. During the beating, Chubbs allegedly screamed:
“I will beat all your a***s, including your b***ches. I don’t give a f**k. I will hit you again. Do you think Drake is soft? You think Drake’s a punk?”
So Detail says that Drake set him up for the beating.
According to The New York Daily News, Detail, whose real name is Noel Fisher, has worked with artists like Beyonce and Lil Wayne. He’s even worked with Drake in the past on his previous album, Nothing Was the Same, which was released in 2013. Detail did an interview with XXLMag where he praised the Toronto-born,”Hotline Bling” rapper in 2013.
Here’s what Detail had to say about Drake in 2013:
“I just came back from Canada working with Drake. I went out there to get the Canada lifestyle and it was great. He took me to a concert. [We] smoked some hookah. [It was a session] for Nothing Was The Same. That album is phenomenal.”
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“The way he works is confirmation that I know what I am doing personally. That’s why he called. That tells me I know what I am doing when I go out there and I just see the body of work and hear it. I see where he sees me fitting in, which is dope because he is kind of doing what I do. He seems to feel as versatile as I am, and I am filling those blanks.”
As Vibe notes, neither Drake nor Detail has made comment to the media about the lawsuit. Detail is seeking unspecified damages from Drake as a result of the alleged beating.
This lawsuit is another sign that Drake’s public image has vastly changed since he first came out. Once thought of as the nice, approachable rapper, his image has become edgier over the years as he embraces the more hardcore elements of a hip-hop persona.
Now, Drake’s decided that he’s not even going to do meet and greets anymore.
As People Magazine reports, Drake has canceled all VIP meet and greets on his upcoming Summer Sixteen tour. The tour is supposed to kick off on July 20. The VIP packages cost $1,000 and would have included a photo opportunity with the “One Dance” singer/rapper. Other perks in the VIP package were a seat in the first five rows, tour merchandise, and an opportunity to meet Future, who will be touring with Drake.
But an insider source reportedly told People that the meet and greets had to be cancelled because of “scheduling issues.” Fans who already purchased the packages have already started getting refunds, according to the article.
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