Last week, Drake and Future reconciled their differences and went on tour, Lil Wayne added a new company to his portfolio, and Childish Gambino put to rest concerns over his mental state.
Drake and Future Settle Differences, Start Tour
Future’s appearance on Drake’s “Would You Like a Tour?” trek nearly came to a halt after the YMCMB rapper felt slighted by comments the southern rapper made during an interview with Billboard. There were even whispers of Future filing a civil suit to the tune of $1.5 million. But the two ironed out their differences, and the tour kicked off as planned in Pittsburgh.
Ironically, the news came just as Drake lamented people labeling him “emotional” in a recent interview. “I’m so sick of people saying that I’m lonely and emotional, and associating me with this longing for a woman,” he told CBC Radio. “I hate that. It bothers me so much… cause I do make music that makes you feel something, but I’m actually not that guy in real life. I’m a happy person.”
Lil Wayne Links With Paris-based Watch Company
With the rumors of his impending retirement getting louder, Weezy has slowly added projects to his portfolio to make sure the money continues to roll in well after he leaves the game. The latest addition is a sponsorship and partial ownership deal with Parisian company Wize & Ope, which specializes in watches and other accessories. Lil Wayne will serve as the U.S. brand ambassador in addition to lending “trust and credibility,” says owner/graphic artist Victor Louzon. Financial details of the deal have not been revealed, but Lil Wayne will have a significant stake in the company.
“The days of just doing endorsement deals and getting a check are in the past for Wayne,” said the New Orleans-bred rapper’s manager Cortez Bryant. “He’s the next mogul to move beyond rap.”
Childish Gambino Denies Being Depressed; LP Release Date Confirmed
Childish Gambino sent out a series of Instagram posts last week that left many fans concerned about his well-being. The posts covered a myriad of topics, including worries that his parents won’t live to see his children, the revelation that he’s been struggling with an illness and an overall fear that he’s not good enough. The rapper told People shortly thereafter that the posts weren’t a cry for help, but that they did help him relieve some stress.
“I just wanted to write down my feelings. I definitely was just expressing myself,” he said. “I’m glad people saw it. I feel like I got some stuff on there. I got it off my chest. It felt like I had been holding on to something.”
Gambino’s forthcoming album, Because the Internet, will be released Dec. 10 via Glassnote Records.