Drake has left fans angry and disappointed after failing to turn up to a performance for which he was paid approximately $250,000 in advance, according to the Mirror.
— VVIP (@VVIP) November 26, 2016
Drake was scheduled to appear at a pop-up nightclub in Abu Dhabi on Saturday, but the singer didn’t show up. Fans reportedly waited until 5 A.M. in the hopes that the world-famous rapper would keep his scheduled appearance but were ultimately left disappointed.
In other news, Drake has just dropped four new songs after announcing a new 2016 album, according to Hollywood Life. The “One Dance” rapper dropped four new songs as part of the celebration of his 30th album on October 24.
By dropping four new songs: “Fake Love,” “Sneakin,” “Two Birds, One Stone,” and a remix of “Wanna Know,” Drake offers his apology to his fans for canceling his tour recently. Drizzy debuted the songs during his OVO Radio show just one day ahead of his birthday.
— MP3AzUS.bot (@MP3AzUS) November 15, 2016
But the exciting news didn’t end with just four new songs. Drake also announced he would release new music in December. Drake, who released his latest album Views on April 29, said it would be a playlist of original music called More Life.
“I’m off, like, mixtapes. I want to do a playlist. I want to give you a collection of songs that become the soundtrack to your life, so this is More Life: The Playlist.”
Drake added that he is excited about his upcoming playlist and shared with his fans that he had a “great” tour and great summer overall. The rapper, who has just turned 30-years-old, also insisted that he isn’t like other artists out there who take a break after tours. In fact, Drake said he wants to “get right back into it” and “be with the people again.”
But Drake hasn’t fully finished his Summer Sixteen tour. The rapper had to cancel the last leg of the tour due to an ankle injury. However, the “Hotline Bling” rapper promised to finish the tour in the U.K. next year.
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So the four new songs come as an apology gesture for the fans who haven’t had the chance to hear him sing live in 2016. None of Drake’s four new songs have any references to his on-again, off-again girlfriend, Rihanna.
But Drake made sure to include a Kid Cudi diss in one of his new songs, and it already got him in trouble, according to USA Today. The “One Dance” rapper called out Kid Cudi in “Two Birds, One Stone,” and Cudi’s fans are not happy about it.
— WanderingMind (@wm_phx) November 25, 2016
Some Kid Cudi fans took to Twitter to slam Drake for referencing their favorite rapper in one of his new songs. In the lyrics to “Two Birds, One Stone,” Drake mentioned his fellow rapper, who recently checked into rehab to put an end to his “depression and suicidal urges.”
In the song, Drake sings that Kid Cudi was “the Man on the Moon,” and now he goes “through your phases.”
“Life of the angry and famous.”
Last month, Kid Cudi took to Twitter to seemingly blast both Drake and Kanye West.
Everyone thinks they’re soooo great. Talkin top 5 and be having 30 people write songs for them
— The Chosen One (@KidCudi) September 14, 2016
In the controversial tweet, Kid Cudi complains that “top 5” rappers have “30 people” write songs for them, purportedly hinting at Kanye West and Drake. In another tweet, the “Pursuit of Happiness” rapper complained that people keep you close when “they see how powerful you are by yourself.”
“When they see your greatness. Out of fear. Ive been loyal to those who haven’t been to me and that ends now. Now im your threat.”
Both Kanye West and Drake quickly responded to Kid Cudi’s Twitter complaints, with Yeezy saying he “birthed” Cudi (nobody really expected him to say anything else), and Drake talking about his fellow rapper’s diss onstage during one of his performances.
But just several days later, Kanye West seemed to make peace with Cudi, when he called the fellow rapper his “brother” during his performance in Houston. But Drake hasn’t made amends with Cudi yet. And by including Kid Cudi diss in his new song, it may just mean that he still holds a grudge.
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