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Specticast, a digital film distribution company, sued Drake in Los Angeles one day before it plans to release a concert film in 350 US theaters titled Drake’s Homecoming: The Lost Footage.
The performance was captured in Toronto in 2009 and it is said Drake’s performance at that particular concert propelled his musical career. Specticast says Drake authorized the film and is still a party in their contract. As a result, Drake will earn 15 percent of the profits the film receives. Despite this, a few days ago Drake announced on Twitter that the film was unauthorized.
The Drake Homecoming film is not something OVO or Drake have any part in. I feel it is my responsibility to inform and protect my fans.
— Drizzy (@Drake) March 16, 2015
Specticast believes Drake’s comments are defamatory because he did authorize and endorse the film.
The digital film company also noted their reputation has been damaged because of Drake’s comments and they also believe Drake is trying to direct his fans to his own content that will be released through his company, October’s Very Own.
The Los Angeles Times reports Drake was paid $15,000 by Serious Entertainment, the promoters of the Homecoming tour that was caught on film. The contract for that payout was signed in February 2009. The film’s co-executive producer Mark Berry believes Drake is distancing himself from the film because he may want a larger royalty payment.
Specticast’s attorney, Peter Haviland says of the lawsuit, “Specticast is seeking damages, including punitive damages and a declaration from a Los Angeles Court confirming that its release of the “Drake’s Homecoming: The Lost Footage” is fully authorized.”
Andrea Lewis, creator of popular web series “Black Actress,” dishes on being typecast as the urban character and playing Drake’s first on-screen love interest.
Ever have those texting moments when you just don’t know how to express yourself? Drake, notoriously tagged as an “emotional” rapper, can now help you articulate a sentimental message if you ever get texter’s block — thanks to the new Drizzy app, The Daily Beast reports.
The Drizzy app, designed by Luc Succes and Regy Perla, debuted on the iTunes App Store just a couple of days ago and has since blossomed into popularity. “[The] Drizzy App has become a sensation. And Succes had no idea that the app would be such an instant, well…success,” The Daily Beast said.
Zero to a 100, real quick (Sorry, couldn’t help it!).
“After IOS 8 came out, Apple had just announced custom keyboards—a new feature on IOS,” Succes explained. “We still had a basic keyboard on Android that lets you inject quotes from hip-hop artists and stuff like that. It wasn’t really well-designed and it didn’t feel that well, and we were like, ‘We could do a much better job than that.’”
So Succes and Perla got to work at a local coffee shop and ended up with a Drizzy App prototype by the end of the day. But why did they choose Aubrey Graham? “Drake has a lot of different types of songs—the emotional stuff, really turn-up songs—and we were like, ‘Man, his lyrics would be perfect for that kind of thing.’ That’s where it came about,” Success said.
After releasing the app on Thursday, the dynamic duo did their PR diligence and tweeted their new Drizzy App to anyone who could possibly be interested in their new widget — including hip-hop magazine editors. By the next day, Drizzy App was front page news.
“…On Friday morning, I woke up—we were out the night before for a tech party, I woke up hung over—and my roommate was like, ‘Dude, you’re on DazedDigital!’ I go on my Facebook and that was the first article that came out about Drizzy app,” Succes said.
On Saturday, the creators pulled in 80,000 downloads — by Sunday evening, the Drizzy App surpassed 120,000 downloads. “It kind of took us by surprise—we weren’t’ expecting this,” Succes said. “It’s kind of amazing that this happened to us—something that every app developer wishes for.”
Started from the bottom, now they’re here.
I root for Drake. And I’d like to see him happy. A large part of me thinks that Drake would like to be in a nice, committed relationship…eventually, you know when all the dust has settled. Seems like he tried to do that with Rihanna…twice.
But that didn’t work out.
Well, the Champagne Papi has moved on. Not only is he dating someone new, he’s taking her on trips with him overseas.
Drake was in Australia for the Future Music Festival this past weekend. And in addition to taking care of business on stage, he also made time for a little pleasure. The paparazzi snapped a few shots of the rapper and some young lady enjoying themselves by the pool.
So who is she?
Meet Bernice Burgos, a 34-year-old Puerto Rican model, bartender and video vixen. If you’ve been studying your music videos, you may have seen Bernice in J. Cole’s “Work Out” video or Rick Ross’ “Diced Pineapple” alongside Wale and Drake.
This is not the first time these two have been spotted together. Back in 2013, when she was tending bar at the Starlets strip club, she posted a picture of herself and Drake together, calling him her homeboy.
But based on these new pictures…things done changed.
Then, Drake shouted her out in the 2014 Romeo Santos song “Odio”:
No you- you look like Bernice and Yaris
But both put together, those are some girls that I know from back home
If you saw ‘em you’d get it.
It’ll be interesting to see if this is indeed a full fledged relationship or…you know…just something of a more temporary nature.
Good luck to both she and Drake…because his track record hasn’t exactly been free of mess.
It has taken 51 years for any artist to get the same number of simultaneous hit singles as The Beatles. Now rapper Drake has tied with the legendary group thanks to his surprise album drop.
The album, “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late,” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in February with 535,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music. With singles from this album, Drake has now charted 14 songs simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100, dated March 7. The total matches the 14 titles that The Beatles placed on the Hot 100 back on April 11, 1964.
Drake also became the first rapper to top the Billboard Artist 100 chart for two consecutive weeks and has a record 21 titles on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, including all 17 tracks from “Late.”
There is a slight difference between the songs in the Drake-Beatles tie. “Drake is the lead act on 10 titles and featured on four others; the Beatles were leads (in an era largely devoid of featured billings) on all 14 of their simultaneous chart hits,” reports Billboard.
In other words, Drake had a little help from his friends by doing hit-making duets, whereas The Beatles did it all by themselves. Among the Drake songs on the list of 14 are: “Only,” Nicki Minaj featuring Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown, which had the No. 16th slot on the chart; “Truffle Butter,” Minaj featuring Drake & Lil Wayne (No. 17 on the chart); “Legend” (No. 52); “Know Yourself” (debut, No. 70); and “Used To,” featuring Lil Wayne (No. 84).
From The Grio
Chris Brown tweeted Tuesday that he’s been denied entry into Canada and that his concerts in Montreal and Toronto have been canceled.The Grammy-winning R&B singer was scheduled to perform at the Bell Centre in Montreal on Tuesday and the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on Wednesday night.
Brown said in a tweet the “good people of the Canadian government wouldn’t allow me entry. I’ll be back this summer and will hopefully see all my Canadian fans!”
Brown was jailed for nearly three months last year for violating his probation by getting into an altercation outside a Washington hotel the previous year. He was on probation after he attacked pop singer Rihanna, his then-girlfriend, before the 2009 Grammy Awards.
Read more about Chris Brown’s tour issues at TheGrio.com
“I Didn’t Leave My Family To Be With Kylie”: Tyga Finally Explains Himself, And His Relationship With Kylie Jenner
People have been giving Tyga the perpetual side-eye since he first started stepping out side-by-side with Kylie Jenner. But after Amber Rose basically said what everyone was thinking about their situationship on The Breakfast Club over the weekend, I guess the rapper, 25, finally felt like it was time to speak up and let people know what’s really going on between him and 17-year-old Jenner. He sat down with The Breakfast Club this morning to clear the air about that. He also talked about his issues with Drake, and their recent squabble after Drizzy dissed him on a new song, and Tyga responded by calling him a b***h on Twitter. Grab your honey, because here’s the tea:
On Amber Rose Saying “He Should Be Ashamed” For Leaving Blac Chyna For Kylie
I’m not dating Kylie. I just want to get that out the way. I want to be clear to everybody that I didn’t leave my family to be with Kylie. That’s ridiculous. I feel like, me and [Blac] Chyna, we broke up almost close to a year now because of the decision we made, and things in our relationship that wasn’t going right, so we decided to split to raise an emotionally stable kid. That’s what we did and now we have a great relationship. I just want to be clear about that. I didn’t leave nobody to be with anybody. It just wasn’t working. Sometimes you feel like, when you have a kid, and that early, you don’t want to raise an emotionally unstable kid. They pick up on everything. Now we have a great relationship. He spends as much time as can with his mom. He spends as much time as he can with me. It’s cool now, it ain’t no pressure.
If Blac Chyna Is Upset About His “Friendship” With Kylie Jenner
Yeah, it’s because what people make it seem and TMZ. You gotta think, TMZ didn’t really care about me until they figured out that I live next door to Kim and Kanye and all that stuff. But I been friends with them before I even met Chyna. I was friends with Scott [Disick] and her family for years, so me hanging out with them, it wasn’t nothing new. But now people just want to make a story out of it because, okay, we figured out who Tyga is and we see who he’s affiliated with…It’s crazy. The sh*t that they make up is the craziest thing I’ve ever heard of. People is crazy, bro. I’ve been knowing her and her family for a long time. In black culture, it’s different. If you hang around someone, you’re smashing them. But like, white people, white culture, it’s different. They really are friends. “Yo, this my friend.” It’s genuine. It’s different. And how we think is a little different with our mentality. For me though, if I’m friends with her and I’m friends with her sister, they hos, or we smashing them. We’re really friends. I respect her mom and I know her whole family.
Why He Hasn’t Tried To Sue TMZ If They’re Lying About Him And Kylie
When you decide you want to get on that screen, that’s what you deal with. People can turn it on and off. We live in the TV, you guys live on the radio. People can turn that on and off and go on with their regular life. You know what I’m saying? So they really don’t care what goes on in our life. They’re going to watch this and then they’re going to watch Big Sean, they’re going to see Wiz, they’re going to see Chris [Brown]. They don’t really care. It’s just entertainment. But once you vow to do that and be an entertainer, that’s what you deal with.
On Dressing Up As Chucky And The Bride Of Chucky With Kylie For Halloween
I thought it was cool. We were going to J. Lo’s Halloween party, so I don’t want to be the only muthaf**ka there without a costume. But what does that mean? It’s not like I’m holding hands with her or kissing her. I’m not doing anything disrespectful. I’m raising my son. I see my son every day. He’s with me every day if he’s not with Chyna or if we’re not spending time together.
If He Would Be Mad If Chyna Had A New Man And She Had Him Taking Pics With Their Son, King
Kylie doesn’t do that. There was a picture with King, but that was a year and a half ago. Chyna was at the house when she came over and visited King. [Chyna] wouldn’t do that. She wouldn’t let nobody take a picture with my son, and I wouldn’t put him in that situation. But if she was dating somebody else, it’s on her to dictate her life. Just as it’s on me to dictate my life. If I decide in the future that I want to be with Kylie, or if I decide in the future that I want to be with her again or be with somebody else, I’m going to dictate my life.
His Thoughts On Kylie
The thing about her, she’s just a good person. You ever meet somebody and you feel like their energy is just good? It’s not negative. We’re not talking about what’s on MediaTakeOut today and what’s negative and stuff. She’s just a good person who comes from a good upbringing. I’ve never met someone like that, her and her family, and how they deal with the bullsh*t they deal with.
If Kylie’s Family Had An Issue With Their Alleged Friendship
I’m pretty sure it was weird to see us hanging out, but it wasn’t weird to nobody in her family really. I always come to the crib, even if I was with Chyna or King. King, he’ll play with North. The nannies will link up and they’ll go to the park together. It was never a weird situation when I was hanging out with Kylie. When they found out that I wasn’t with Chyna, they were like, ‘What happened?’ I linked Chyna and Kim together. I introduced them. It’s not like they were best friends and she betrayed her. It was nothing like that.
On Calling Drake A B***h On Twitter And Then Deleting It After Drake Dissed Him
Sometimes you have a lightskin moment. First of all, we live in the same…He knows exactly where my house is. I know exactly where his house is. In Calabasas. We live next to each other. My thing is, if it’s real it’s real. If it’s not, it’s not. I just don’t f**k with him as a person because of the experiences that I’ve had with him personally. I’m not going against who he is as a person in the public or his music or anything like that, like I said his music is great. It’s undeniable.
It’s not really a beef it’s just personal experiences that I’ve had with him, phone calls and just stuff like that. I feel like he’s a nice guy on the outside but he’s not genuine. He plays people left and right. That’s just my opinion and I’m entitled to have my own opinion. At the end of the day, when I did that [VIBE] interview, I said exactly how I felt at that moment.
Interesting enough, right after the interview, Charlamagne still picked Tyga to be his “Donkey of the Day.” I guess it’s safe to say that people don’t necessarily believe that Jenner is in the friend zone. How about you?
Since Drake dropped this album without any warning, there is major mystery surrounding the CD, considering all the drama currently going on over at Cash Money and intense legal battle between Lil Wayne and Birdman.
“The somewhat sparse nature of the record has led to speculation that it was released as a contractual obligation, because he wants to get off of Cash Money Record,” reports Forbes.
While Lil Wayne has a four-album contact with Cash Money, it is not sure how many Drake must do for the label. This surprise album marks his fourth. Maybe it is his last?
Have you listened? What do you think?
If you were sleeping like I was (Literally I was taking a late night nap), you may have missed that Drake went and pulled a Beyoncé on Thursday night, releasing a digital mixtape called “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late”. We probably should’ve seen this coming since earlier that day he dropped “Jungle” (which is also a single on the album), a little artsy video that features scenes of him with his “day-one squad” in the streets of their hometown Toronto and an amusing flashback to a very nerdy Drake singing some old school R&B with his dad, Dennis Graham.
“If You’re Reading This…” instantly set the internet on fire with celebs and fans alike posting screen caps of their favorite tracks. According to “therealdennisg” Drake’s dad’s official Instagram account, in just 13 hours, Drake made a cool $1 million in sales from the mixtape.
But not everyone was so quick to pop champagne with Champagnepapi. You may recall a little on-line altercation between Drake and Young Money label mate Tyga a few months back that featured some major shade like Tyga dissing Drake in a Vibe interview calling him “fake” and Drake liking Tyga’s ex-girlfriend Blac Chyna’s pictures on Instagram. Well Drake was quick to let Tyga know he’s not over it in a track called “6PM in New York” in which the Canadian rapper spits:
“I heard a lil homie talking reckless in VIBE
Quite a platform you chose, you shoulda kept it inside
Oh you tried, it’s so childish calling my name on the world stage
You need to act your age and not your girl’s age”
Ouch at the Kylie Jenner shade. This time Tyga took to the Twitter platform to express his feelings, writing:
“Drake u still a b**ch. All that sneak dissing is weak. Just pull up. You know where I live and u know my address. U been ducking the fade from Brown.”
He has since deleted the tweet.
I can’t be mad at Tyga. Drake’s sitting court side getting his Global Ambassador on for the Toronto rappers, making jokes with Kevin Hart, putting out hits and is set to release a movie in theaters for one night only entitled “Homecoming: The Lost Footage” which details his struggle from Wheelchair Jimmy to Lil’ Wayne’s ears. Tyga’s last hit (?) was “Rack City” and before his recent collabo effort with Chris Brown, no one cared about what he was doing unless it was with Kylie Jenner. Sounds like someone needs to take their concerns to Young Money management.
It’s like I said before, my light-skinned brothers are just making a comeback. Chris Brown is finally getting his life right. Why can’t y’all just unite with J. Cole and fight “The Man”?
Did you download Drake’s new mixtape? Is it a hit?
Drake shared a 15-minute short film called “Jungle” on his website on Thursday, which features home videos, moody silhouettes, commentary on fame, a burning car and a crying ballerina. Directed by Karim Huu Do, it also features a snippet of an unnamed new track, which we can assume will be on his rumored new mixtape.
Watch Drake’s film “Jungle,” at BlackVoices.com