New Drake Concert Film Is Not Drake-Approved
Shortly after his final appearance on Degrassi: The Next Generation , and shortly before he was signed by Young Moolah baby, Aubrey Drake Graham performed for a sold-out arena in his hometown of Toronto. The footage of the 2009 concert, which was presumed to be "lost and destroyed," appears in a new documentary that will be in theaters for one night only. As Pitchfork reports, Drake’s Homecoming: The Lost Footage will hit select movie houses on March 19. In addition to the performance, the film also includes interviews with executive producers J. Prince and son Jas Prince (whose history with Drake is uh... complicated). Before you try to get your mitts on a ticket to a showing near you, there's one more detail that may or may not change how you feel about the doc: Drake did not give the movie his stamp of approval. “The Drake Homecoming film is not something OVO or Drake have any part in,” the hip-hop superstar tweeted Monday morning. “I feel it is my responsibility to protect my fans.”
According to Rolling Stone, Drake's representative released the following statement about the documentary: "Obviously Drake and OVO only put out music and video/film that is of the highest quality for their brand and what their fans have come to expect and do not want any fans to buy into something that has not come from them."
I'm going to go out on a limb and assume the "Best I Ever Had" rapper will not be heading to the movies on the 19th of this month to see Drake's Homecoming.
You can watch the trailer here: