Drake’s PR Team Drops Him — Was It Because of His Philip Seymour Hoffman Comments?
Just hold on, we're going home finding a new PR company. This has been a turbulent month for Drake, and two weeks after his angry remarks about not getting the Rolling Stone cover, he has been dropped by his public relations team.
Billboard reports that PR Firm ID-PR will no longer be working with the 27-year-old rapper. The company had been teaming with him throughout the past year to handle publicity for his third album, Nothing Was the Same, and his current world tour, Would You Like a Tour? which is wrapping up next month. Nothing Was the Same opened at number one on the Billboard chart in October 2013, marking his biggest opening sales week ever.
Sources say that the company has dropped Drake a result of his reaction to not being given the Rolling Stone cover earlier this month as planned. Instead, the cover featured a photo of late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, with Drake's name but not photo appearing on the cover. ID-PR had helped to arrange the Rolling Stone story for Drake.
On February 13, Drake had tweeted that he was "disgusted" that he lost out on the cover to Philip, adding that "the press is evil." Those tweets were deleted, and he later posted on his blog that he had been "forced out of my character." Evidently, his PR folks weren't thrilled by how he handled himself, given that they probably have to work closely with that so-called "evil" press.
ID-PR has released a statement about the parting of ways: "Drake is an incredibly talented artist, and we're proud of our results for Nothing Was The Same and Would You Like A Tour? We wish him the best." Before ID-PR, Drake had been repped by The Chamber Group.
Are you surprised that Drake's PR team dropped him? Or do you think he had it coming?