By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Drake and Future beef in the works? Drake may be resting comfortably on top of the Hip Hop game considering he along with Jay Z seem to be the only artists pushing massive album sales these days, and his whole goal to surpass Kanye is coming to a realization since he has outsold the total sales of “Yeezus” with his first week sales for “Nothing Was the Same.” The album sold around 659,000 copies alone in its first week, and now it’s not far from being certified platinum and should achieve that in a couple of weeks at this rate. Although Drake is pushing stellar numbers and his current hit single “Hold On” went platinum, Future made some interesting comments in a recent interview with Billboard that sounded like shade towards Drake’s new album. Future told the publication:
“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. I want to make you want to fall in love.”
Although Future quickly took to his Twitter account to claim that he didn’t make the comment and he was actually misquoted, it appears his comments may have gotten him kicked off Drake’s tour. According to the New York Post via Page Six, Drake was furious when he got wind of Future’s comments. In fact, the publication is reporting that Drake demanded Future be kicked off the tour and he threatened to walk if he wasn’t replaced.
Future’s camp was able to calm Drake’s camp down a little and both camps had a meeting last week to bring Future back, but Drake decided to play hardball and stated he’d only invite him back if he took a massive pay cut. Apparently Future felt like it was a dirty move by Drake and his people claim he’s in the process of suing the “Nothing Was the Same” rapper for $1.5 million. Future’s camp claims that’s how much he will lose for not being on the tour.
Future is expected to officially file the suit sometime this week.
While neither rapper has responded to the report as of yet, Drake’s alleged reaction to Future’s comments sound a lot like his recent response to Kendrick Lamar’s control verse. A few weeks ago Drake claimed that he is no longer interested in doing anymore music with the Compton emcee as a result of the verse, in which Kendrick responded and called him “sensitive” during his cypher at the BET Hip Hop Awards.