Drake can add the title of “Art Curator” to his extensive resume. The rapper will curate an art exhibition in New York, according to The New York Times. The exhibition will open on April 28th, and it run through July 12th at Sotheby’s. Drake is responsible for choosing the music for the exhibition, which will showcase the work of African American artists. “The idea for the Drake collaboration came through a personal connection within Sotheby’s contemporary art department,” The New York Times reports.
Drake may have friends in “high places” at Sotheboy’s art department, but the rapper seems to have made a few enemies in the movie business. The rapper is being sued by SpectiCast, which is the company distributing Drake’s Homecoming: The Lost Footage concert film. A few days ago, Drake sent a tweet that denounced that he had any part in the Homecoming movie.
SpectiCast didn’t take Drake’s tweet lightly, and they believe he was intentionally sabotaging the movie. “Drake initiated a campaign to destroy the film’s commercial value, issuing false statements via Twitter and other social media outlets that he has no affiliation with the film,” SpectiCast’s lawsuit states. The lawsuit also states, “[Drake is] giving rise to libelous and false impression that the film’s recording of his 2009 Toronto concert is somehow unauthorized.”
The lawsuit also states that Drake authorized the filming of the 2009 concert, and he was paid $15,000 dollars and received a fifteen percent royalty fee. SpectiCast believes the rapper purposely discredited the film, so he could promote his OVO music festival. “Drake’s secret motivation for publishing the damaging falsehoods about the film, and trying to destroy its commercial and artistic success, was to drive Drake’s fans to purchase tickets to his own OVO Fest event instead of the film,” according to the lawsuit (via Rolling Stone magazine).
Drake’s 2015 October’s Very Own (OVO) Festival will launch on August 1st, and it will run through August 3rd. The festival features performances from Drake, Big Sean, Jeremih, J. Cole, YG, comedian Kevin Hart and more. The event will take place in two locations in Toronto; the Air Canada Centre and the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre.
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