Drake Cancels Orlando Concert Due To Uncle’s Passing

Drake Cancels Orlando Concert Due To Uncle’s Passing


Young Money star Drake has cancelled a weekend show after the death in the family. Gossip site TMZ reported that the Canada heartthrob’s uncle passed away, causing Drake to halt Saturday’s show in Orlando, Florida as part of Universal Studios’ Summer Concert Series as the final act. Reports also say that there will not be a replacement for Saturday’s performance nor have officials announced a makeup date.

Drake and his representatives apologized to fans in a written statement and thanked the officials at Universal as well.

“We regret to announce that Drake will not be able to take the stage at Universal Orlando Resort due to a death in the family. He hopes that his fans understand the situation he finds himself in and know that he fully intends to return to the area in the future. He thanks Universal Orlando Resort and his fans for their continued support,” read the statement.

Within the Young Money camp, Drake isn’t the only artist in the crew to suffer a death of a relative. Pink Friday star Nicki Minaj and her family are still dealing with the loss of the rapper’s cousin Nicholas Telemaque, who was murdered by gunfire in his hometown of Brooklyn on July 4; He was 27. Nicki Minaj addressed her cousin’s murder via her Twitter account, continuing to travel with Britney Spears and the Femme Fatale tour.

(via MTV)

DrizzyDrake.org would like to extend our condolences to both Drake and Nicki Minaj’s families

  • ADG-Habzy08

    I am sorry for the loss of Drake and Nicki Minaj’s relatives… we all understand what Drake must be going through at this moment in time and hope that he can get through this heartbreaking period. We are all behind him 100% and hope that he can pass this emotional time. STAY STRONG…WE ARE BEHIND YOU!!!

  • krizzy k

    oh my condolences to you baby n nicki you talked about your uncle in your songs it really must’ve been a hard loss. don’t worry we alll are behind you n will help you in this trying time

  • Alessandra Thompson

    Sorry for your loss Drake );

  • R.I.P

  • drizzy soph.

    thinking of you drake! hope your okay, xxxxxxxxxxx

  • mr. aubrey, if your reading this: i am sorry, and i feel your pain. but just keep it 150. were behind you and we understand.
    I love you so much…… and i dont want to see you change, but take your time, the album can wait, i already know its gonna be great

  • DaniaJ

    its horrible losing someone you love, but I hope it helps to know that I along woth many others are completely supporting Drake and Nicki and their families. <3 keep going strong.

  • Libra’s World

    Im sorry to hear that but this is only finna make Drake better

  • Angelwildgoose

    It was Larry Graham was it? Imma cry if it was!

  • Shawzy Don

    Is this the uncle he spoke about in ” Fear ”