Drake Apologizes to Motown For Slam

Drake Apologizes to Motown For Slam

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Normally, Drake makes headlines with his music, which has led him to become one of the most buzzed-about MCs in recent years.

But this week the Toronto rapper’s unexpectedly candid comments about Universal Motown head Sylvia Rhone have further stirred blog fodder that began with his dismissive line about the executive on a track titled “Say What’s Real,” from his breakthrough mixtape So Far Gone.

In an interview with MTV News this week, Drake apologized to Rhone, saying his comments — both in the song and in a recent interview — were “emotionally charged” and “very brazen.”

“I can definitely say for me, for furthering the negativity, I can definitely say I apologize,” Drake told MTV News. “I don’t know her personally to discredit her character. It’s not the right thing to do.”

The tension seemed to reach a high point between the parties this past week.

First, when Drake’s comments in the upcoming issue of the Fadermagazine got out, he reportedly said, “I don’t f— with Motown at all.” Drake has maintained he signed a deal directly to his management company and secured distribution through Universal Republic, rather than signing with the major label directly.

However, on Thursday (August 13), Billboard suggested that Universal Motown execs have put their foot down and demanded that all work from Drake be stamped with the Motown logo.

Although Drake did not get into specific details, he explained the issue to MTV News, saying that as an aspiring artist a few years ago he was set to have a meeting with Universal before it was called off. He admits it’s common, yet at that point in his career, he was hurt. He described it as the first time he was hurt by the music industry.

“There’s a lot of people with schedules beyond the average person’s comprehension,” Drake said. “And at times they prioritize. And a new artist that has made this long journey [to meet] from another country, they may not be their biggest priority, so they may get pushed to the side. The situation, I don’t want to get into too many details. It was basically [me] feeling trapped. I was courted by somebody and then they just axed everything. I was stuck. They disappeared. And I couldn’t find anybody to talk to about the situation. And then to meet again a year later and to have this person forget they ever met me and say that I should go meet at their office so we can talk about signing me. I was kind of in one of those moments like, For real? [But] everybody has those moments where things aren’t gonna go perfect.”

With so much attention being paid to the rift, Drake said he wanted to say sorry to calm the brewing dispute.

“I was looking for an opportunity recently to apologize for how vicious I’ve been,” he said. “Not to say I negate my feelings — I still feel strongly about it. But I’m a person that usually handles things with much more tact.

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  • I dont like drake because hes cute I like him because he is real and calm man and I really have good respect for him cuz I really love him in respect

  • sarah faraone

    drake. who knows if your gonna read this or not but
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  • Original…
    “There’s a lot of people with schedules beyond the average person’s comprehension,” Drake said. “And at times they prioritize. And a new artist that has made this long journey [to meet] from another country, they may not be their biggest priority, so they may get pushed to the side. The situation, I don’t want to get into too many details. It was basically [me] feeling trapped. I was courted by somebody and then they just axed everything. I was stuck. They disappeared. And I couldn’t find anybody to talk to about the situation. And then to meet again a year later and to have this person forget they ever met me and say that I should go meet at their office so we can talk about signing me. I was kind of in one of those moments like, For real? [But] everybody has those moments where things aren’t gonna go perfect.”

    How it should be edited…
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    “There are a lot/many of people with schedules beyond the/an average person’s comprehension.” Drake said/stated. “At certain times they prioritize, and a new artist that has made this long journey [to meet](<-X) from another country, they(<-X) may not be their biggest priority, so/therefore they may get pushed to the side. The situation, I don’t want to get into too many details. It was basically [me] feeling trapped. I was courted by somebody(someone) and then(<-X) they just axed everything. I was stuck. They disappeared.(,) (lc)And I couldn’t find anybody(anyone) to talk to about the situation. And(<-X) (CAPS)then to meet again a year later and to have this person forget (that)they ever met me; and (then) say that I should go meet at their office so we can talk about signing me. I was kind of in one of those moments like, For real? [But] everybody has those moments where things aren’t gonna go perfect.”

    How -SRG- would have stated it…
    "There are many people within the music industry with schedules beyond an average person's comprehension level." -SRG- stated. “At certain times they prioritize differently, and a new artist that has made a long journey from another country, may not be a certain company's largest focus. Consequently, they may have become pushed to the side on certain deals. The situation is complicated and I do not wish to get into too many details, but I was basically pushed into a position and felt stuck." She then pointed out, "They had disappeared, and I could not find anyone to speak to about it. Then, I meet them again a year later and they seemed to forget that they had ever met me. They later suggested that I should meet with them to speak about signing me.. Blah blah blah.. I was thrown off." :c/? "I personally believe that If you honestly have intentions about signing someone, they should not be able to leave your thought process and they should become one of your greatest priorities. You know what I mean? Like FOREAL.. But, everyone comes to those certain moments in life where things are not going to go perfectly right?" Shannon ended the interview with her favorite quote giggling. "Que Dieu vous bénisse" Smiling and looking forward at Drake she then stated. "I must go, my Husband is waiting for me" -Xoos Lovelies-

  • Now.. Auby.. May I please DO SOMETHING??? :c/?

  • Pleeeeeaase?? :c/? :c( *pout pout..* :c)