Drake Splits with PR Firm After Rolling Stone Controversy

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Drake has parted ways with his PR firm in the wake of his Rolling Stone cover debacle.

ID-PR had been handling Drake’s publicity for the past year and worked on the campaigns for his third album Nothing Was the Same and “Would You Like a Tour?” According to Billboard, ID initiated the split soon after the Rolling Stone controversy.

ID arranged the magazine feature, which prompted a series of tweets from Drake upon its release. The Canadian rapper slammed the publication for replacing his cover with a Philip Seymour Hoffman memoriam and for including his off-the-record comments about Kanye West’s Yeezus.

“I’m disgusted with that. RIP to Philip Seymour Hoffman. All respect due. But the press is evil,” he said in the tweet, which was later deleted. “I’m done doing interviews for magazines. I just want to give my music to the people. That’s the only way my message gets across accurately.”

He soon after apologized for his comments on his OVO blog. “Today I was forced out of my character and felt the need to react swiftly,” he said. “These days are the worst ones. Waking up after a great night in the studio and it’s your day to be picked apart. After dwelling on it for a few hours or days you will come to the conclusion that you brought it on yourself almost every time.”

In a statement to Billboard, ID said, “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.”

According to multiple sources who’ve worked with Drake, the rapper has a history of being difficult when it comes to print interviews. He often schedules photo shoots and interviews at the last minute, forcing magazines to make difficult decisions at press time.

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17 Comments

  1. rihanna

    My boo is being a lil diva as alwayz!

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  2. Danielle

    Stop being an asshole cause if it were anyone else you’d say oh they’re standing up for themselves but because it’s him he a diva? Shut your hypnotical ass up and your name is rihanna so I know you’re a dumb ass.

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    rihanna Reply:

    @Danielle, hun, you need sum dick to calm you down. lemme call chris cause hes a big DICK!

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    EL Reply:

    @Danielle,

    “hypnotical”?

    Guessing you meant hypocritical. You tried.

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    Beej Reply:

    @EL, Yeah I was puzzling over that one for a second. It kills me when people try to come for somebody and can’t even get their own shit together.

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  3. Danielle

    Hypocrite

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  4. meme

    he does seem extremely difficult to work with…and that’s just from looking from the outside. I wouldn’t want to manage someone like him either.

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    manervia Reply:

    @meme,

    now we know what he and rihanna have in common, they’re both fools.

    cant u just hear them gossiping, plotting and griping like 2 old hens, instead of banging in his hotel room.

    money is wasted on fools who do not know how to be happy, and enjoy the good life.

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    Beej Reply:

    @manervia, Lmao the sad thing is I can actually see them doing that. Two jaded bitches.

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  5. Danielle___

    @meme, I’m gonna please need u to stfu u dont even know him so stop judging his character. And aren’t by a Rihanna Stan? She’s difficult to work w/ including, CB and nicki minaj. They weren’t saying he was difficult to work w/ when his money was helping to pay their bills and now that he’s done w/ him they want to complain at the last minute. And if he was “difficult” to work w/ u fuckin idiot then his whole team would have left him and they all have a great relationship. And they always say don’t mix family w/ work and they’re cool w/ him and I’ve heard people say who’ve worked w/ him in and out the studio nothing but nice things. His friends from childhood work for him and still do and are all cool so stop hating u pussy cause u would never say that to his face. Another hating ass bitch. You always want to come for someone but if it’s rihanna you’re butt hurt, bitch bye.

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    EL Reply:

    @Danielle___,

    Calm down and proofread. Complete steps 1 and 2, then repeat.

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    Beej Reply:

    @Danielle___, There are people who put up with crappy jobs and asshole bosses just to get a fat paycheck. And there are people who won’t. And then there are people who can’t get a decent paying job because they don’t have an education. Drake’s PR firm is an example of the second scenario. Learn to write so you don’t become an example of the third.

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  6. wonderland19

    Diva!

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    Jade Reply:

    @wonderland19, Kanye a diva too?

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  7. YoungNDirty420

    @Danielle
    There are so many flaws in your argument. I’ll point out a few. They did not want to mention one of their clients were difficult to work with when they were getting paid big money. Until he said something like this, something only a horrible person would say. Again, anybody else working with him that is getting paid big bucks, and has no morals, is not going to drop him because they are still getting paid.
    SMB

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    kay Reply:

    @YoungNDirty420,

    He is a nice guy until you see him out with rihanna, and then he suddenly changes into a unhappy fool. He needs to hang around with positive people. He’s obviously easily influenced and led.Rihanna is a man hater and everyone knows that. That’s why she is never seen vacationing with anything but ugly old lesbos.

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  8. anf1213

    I dont understand niggas who talk shit. ..then get mad cause it got reported that they was talking shit… thats some bitchassness

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