Drake is being sued by the distributors of a concert film he publicly distanced himself from earlier this week.
Titled Drake’s Homecoming: The Lost Footage, the concert film will be shown in selected UK cinemas for one night only this evening (March 19). It features a performance Drake gave in Toronto in 2009, shortly after the release of his breakthrough mixtape ‘So Far Gone’.
Taking to Twitter on Monday (March 16), the rapper made it clear that the film is completely unauthorised and features no input from his label OVO Sound.
The Drake Homecoming film is not something OVO or Drake have any part in. I feel it is my responsibility to inform and protect my fans.
— Drizzy (@Drake) March 16, 2015
Distributors SpectiCast have since filed a lawsuit against Drake, a spokesperson for the company confirmed to Billboard. According to TMZ, Specticast alleges in the lawsuit that Drake posted the dismissive tweet to draw attention to his Twitter feed, shortly before he started tweeting ticket details for his annual OVO Fest event in Toronto this summer.
NME recently reviewed Drake’s Homecoming: The Lost Footage, calling it “badly shot” and “terribly edited” – read the full review here.
Last month (February) Drake matched a record set by The Beatles when he placed 14 songs in the US Billboard Hot 100 chart simultaneously. He is is due to headline London’s Wireless festival later this year, joining Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar, David Guetta and Avicii on the bill.