Drake fans may have been excited to learn that a documentary about their fav – Homecoming: The Lost Footage – was to be released this year. Not so fast. It turns out, that Drizzy is distancing himself from the project. He took to Twitter to inform fans.
The documentary was slated to showcase never-before-seen footage of the rapper before he signed to Young Money in 2009. According to Pitchfork, the film was executive produced by Rap-A-Lot Records founder James Prince and his son Jas Prince, who filed a lawsuit in 2012 against Drake’s management team for not giving him any profits for introducing Drake to Lil Wayne.
“Wayne told me he sucked,” Prince said in the trailer. “He was like, ‘Jas, you know, don’t play me that shit no more, he’s not good.’”
Yet a statement from one of Drake’s representatives conveyed that the film was not authorized.
“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,” the representative said, according to Rolling Stone.
My two-cents: Trouble in paradise …
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