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Drake partners with Sotheby's to soundtrack art exhibition in New York

Rapper to curate 'listening stations' throughout auction house in New York

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Drake has announced a partnership with auction house Sotheby’s.



The rapper will soundtrack a new exhibition celebrating the works of contemporary black American artists. According to the New York Times, visitors will be able to experience Drake's musical selections at listening stations throughout the gallery.

Sotheby's have declared Drake one of today’s "foremost cultural tastemakers." And although he isn’t known for his art collections - unlike Kanye West and Jay Z, a Drake spokeswoman commented that he “draws a lot of inspiration from visual artists."

The rapper will choose music to preview around 20 artists’ works. The exhibition will take place at Sotheby’s S2 Gallery in New York City, between April 28 and June 12.

As reported yesterday (March 19), footage has emerged of Drake's security guards throwing a fan to the ground after he appeared to touch the rapper's head. The incident took place at Dubai’s Movida nightclub, where Drake is currently on holiday.

Meanwhile, Drake could face a multi-million dollar lawsuit after distancing himself from a new documentary charting his rise to fame.

Producers of Drake's Homecoming are threatening a $15 million (£10m) lawsuit. Drake’s Homecoming: The Lost Footage is built around a 2009 Drake concert at Toronto’s Sound Academy. Featuring a then 22 year-old Drake, the documentary boasts footage "previously believed lost and destroyed". Watch the documentary trailer below.

Drake has also been announced as one of the one of the headliners at London's Wireless festival this year. He joins Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar, David Guetta and Avicii on the bill.

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