The nominations for the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards are in! And Drake is nominated for five awards. Congrats Drake!
The award show will air on Thursday, September 6th in Los Angeles at 8pm EST. Make sure you go to vote for Drake everyday.
Drake’s five nominations:
Best Hip-Hop Video (HYFR feat. Lil Wayne) Vote!
Best Male Video (Take Care feat. Rihanna) Vote!
Best Art Direction (Take Care feat. Rihanna)
Best Cinematography (Take Care feat. Rihanna)
Video Of The Year (Take Care feat. Rihanna) Vote!
When you picture how Drake is spending his summer, you’re probably thinking of partying in VIP rooms with famous friends and sipping champagne on a tour bus. Turns out the truth is a lot less glamorous.
“I’m actually spending my summer graduating high school,” admits the rapper on a too-rare visit back home. “That’s my main focus after OVO Fest. I only have one credit left, and I’m really excited about that.”
It’s a particularly Canadian answer from a performer who’s somehow managed to turn all the nice and boring bits of our identity into a wildly successful hip-hop brand. Rival rappers can’t even successfully diss him for being soft, because he’s never bothered pretending to be hard. And as exciting as this city can be, we still tend to fear that we seem provincial compared to places like New York or London.
“As close as we are to New York, it still feels far removed. We feel far removed from that American celebrity lifestyle, and from that kind of success.”
But Drake isn’t so removed from that culture any more, although you get the sense sometimes he wishes he were. His people have made it very clear that we are not to ask any questions about Chris Brown and the club brawl in which he may or may not have been involved. Up until the very last minute it seemed pretty likely that the interview wouldn’t even happen.
On the phone, though, Drake’s high-wattage charm melts away all resentment of the seemingly endless hoops you have to jump through to get access to the superstar. How can you stay mad at someone who was late because of his great-aunt’s funeral?
The numbers are in and Drake’s Club Paradise Tour has grossed $42.6 million worldwide putting him above the likes of The Throne (KanYe West & Jay-Z) and Madonna and right below Lady Gaga. This puts Drake at the number seven spot on the top 50 worldwide tours of 2012 so far! The three legs of the Club Paradise tour featured such artists as A$AP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar, 2Chainz, French Montana, Meek Mill, Waka Flocka, Rita Ora, Labrinth, J.Cole, and Chase N. Cashe. Shouts to everyone who bought a ticket to Club Paradise as it was definitely one for the books and Drake has the numbers to prove it.
July 13th marks the release of ‘Ice Age 4: Continental Drift‘ starring Jennifer Lopez, Ester Dean, Nicki Minaj and ‘Practice‘ genius Drake.
However, before the flick hits theaters, get into behind the scenes footage from its recording sessions, which sees the Rapper record lines for his ‘mammoth’ character Ethan.
Footage, which also features the aforementioned Ester Dean.
Shots are now being fired! Chris Brown released a lyrical freestyle attack on Drake today on Chief Keef‘s “I Don’t Like” track. Brown makes it real apparent that he’s talking about Drake too. Are we going to have a freestyle battle? Chris’ remix features several jabs at Drake, his music, appearance and reputation — although Brown commends Drake’s Young Money counterparts Lil’ Wayne and Nicki Minaj–in lyrics: “One on one, what you scared bruh …Them eyebrows, man them sh–ts is Yikes!” and “OVO you overdose, YOLO no, I live twice!“. I hope Chris knows what he’s getting into, because we think Drizzy would murder Breezy in a freestyle if Drake replies back… We’ll just have to wait and see.
Chris briefly references the alleged June 14 melee between him and members of Drizzy crew at NYC’s W.i.P. nightclub, saying “They throwing bottles/I’m throwing models.“
Oliver just posted a video of Drake aka Hookah Papi smoking some hookah on the OVO blog. The interesting thing about this video is that an unheard verse/song from Drake is playing in the background. Hope we got some new music coming our way! Catch the video above.
‘Houseparty’ rapper Meek Mill may literally have to attend a house party if he wants to party in New York City again.
After the bottle fight, involving Chris Brown and Drake that took place last month, it looks as though New York club owners are scared to take the risk of letting Meek Mill (who was allegedly involved in the fight) few in the clubs.
For instance, the other night. he attempted to get into a few nightspots around the meatpacking district, including Tenjune, but was unable to gain entry. He eventually took to twitter and cried racism:
I don’t got no love for these clubs that discriminate against a certain race! F-ck you…u won’t get these racks!
Meanwhile, not only did club W.I.P (the club where there incident happened) lose it’s liquor license, but it was also shut down by the NYPD earlier this week and the club is being sued by NBA player Tony Parker who says he was hit in the eye with glass during the brawl.