Drake Shoots Down Olivia Collabo Reports; Apologizes To Fans
Rapper Drake has shot down reports that he collaborated with former G-Unit “first lady” Olivia on a recently leaked track titled “Control.”
Olivia apologized for the leak via Twitter and stated that the collaboration record was taken off of her upcoming mixtape, which will precede her new album Show The World.
According to Canadian rapper Drake, he never authorized any songs to be released, nor has he recorded with Olivia.
“I support artist collaborations and sampling music that inspires you but I don’t support taking unauthorized recordings and marketing them as features,” Drake said. “I’ve never worked with Olivia and I apologize to any fan who was duped into thinking that ‘Control’ was a collaboration of mine.”
Drake, who recently released the video for his single “Over” taken from his major label debut Thank Me Later, also announced he will tour Europe.
The rapper will perform 10 dates, starting at the Hove Festival in Norway beginning on July 2nd. He will then perform in Denmark, Paris, the UK, Belgium, Scotland and will wind up the tour July 13th in Manchester.
Full tour dates are listed below:
July 2 Hove Festival, Norway
July 3 Roskilde Festival, Denmark
July 4 Wireless Festival, UK
July 5 La Cigale, Paris
July 7 Paradiso, Amsterdam
July 8 Les Ardentes Festival, Belgium
July 9 Oxygen Festival, Dublin
July 10 T In The Park, Scotland
July 12 Shepherds Bush Empire, London
July 13 Academy, Manchester