Failing to perform at a Los Angeles club this past weekend, Young Money rapper Drake gave a heartfelt explanation about his no show on his own personal blog, octobersveryown.blogspot.com,  Kanye West style.

According to Drizzy, posters for the event at Element nightclub promoted local rapper Japan as a opening act and the Toronto MC as the “main show” on Saturday (May 23), but he had no intentions of delivering a set onstage after performing earlier in the evening at Cal State L.A. alongside the likes of Ryan Leslie and U-N-I.

“I was being paid to host a party and when I showed up, the money I was promised for that simple task was short,” he wrote. “The promoters were asking me to ‘just do one or two songs’ and leave but I am an artist and I take pride in the show I’ve put together. I refuse to step onstage and allow people to believe that I am okay with them paying $40 dollars to see me rap over two records that my DJ plays.”

“I apologize to anybody in L.A. that was deceived and I promise that when I return I will drain my body of all its energy when I hit that fuckin’ stage and give you all the best performance I can,” Drake continued.

The rapper/actor hits the stage again tonight (May 26) in downtown New York City for a sold out Hot 97 showcase at S.O.B.’s. The heavily-buzzed artist, who is still currently unsigned, is reportedlty in talks for a full on tour with hip-hop heavyweights Jay-Z, Young Jeezy and Young Money head Lil Wayne. - Devin Chanda