Drake Has No Plans to Leave Young Money, Rep Says

Earlier today (February 11), gossip site mediatakeout.com posted a rumor that Drake has plans to leave Lil Wayne’s Young Money label to join Jay-Z’s Roc Nation roster.

“Drake is signed to Aspire/Young Money/Cash Money and has no plans to leave,” the Canadian rap star’s publicist wrote to XXL in an email.

Drizzy, Weezy, Birdman, Nicki Minaj and the entire Cash Money family are currently in L.A. for this Sunday’s Grammy Awards. Drake is nominated for four trophies including: “Best New Artist,” “Best Rap Album” for Thank Me Later, “Best Rap Solo Performance” for “Over” and “Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group” for “Fancy.” He is also set to peform at the ceremony with Rihanna.

The Grammys are set to air on CBS on February 13 at 8 p.m. EST/PT. —Elan Mancini

  • http://yahoo.com Mandela jr

    he must leave….he’s better than all those rappers on that label anyway…

    • jtm

      well thats because young money surrounded by one of the worst rappers of all time.

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    • mr.ronron

      i dont think he should cuzz jay z did not put him on and wayne is a big top rapper and he doin great there

  • Sleazy

    Drizzy aint jack witout ymcmb, so h cnt jus leave!!!!

  • Keila

    @MTO I dont believe your lies…look me in my eyes *drizzy voice* whether drake leaves or not…i’ll still support him. Always have, always will. #teamdrizzy forever!!!! @iadoredrizzy

  • Truth B Told

    That would most def be a bad look for Drizzy. He’s been reppin YM hard. Plus they’ve done put in work for him.

  • http://www.dynamicproducer.com dynamicproducer

    baby got this dude in a leash, he aint going nowhere lol

  • Sha

    It would be a horrible move. Why? First off…. Jay-Z’s track record with his new company is unestablished. No one has exploded on the scene. So to make a move from a company that provided a platinum album to a company that “Might” provide a platinum album is bad business.

    Secondly…. He’s been reppin’ Young Money out the gate. It would look like some serious turn-coat shit if he bounced on his crew now.

    And finally…. Drake missed out on the opportunity to be a trail-blazer. He came into the game on some “I made myself from my own mixtape” shit and now he’s a follower. Only bosses can make power moves like this so soon in their careers. He’s not a boss yet. Not a certified one.

  • tysteady

    I think eventually drake and nicki will move on and do their own things

    but not to sign with another artist’s record label

  • Yessir

    RUMORRRRRRRRRRS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! People make up shit all the time.

  • black jesus

    young……..young moolah baby!!!!

  • http://www.youtube.com/greatrastar82 imMe

    Drake isn’t going anywhere at least not YET. YMCMB is only Birdman, Nikki, Drake, and Wayne. Maybe Corey Gunz andLil Twist. The others are only mixtapes. If Wayne flops then, I bet they ALL try to jump ship and do their own thing. Bridman is getting all the cake anyways. Drake shouldn’t leave for Roc Nation, but Roc Nation will blow up in time. I mean NO THEY WON’T because they don’t have Dame Dash. Jay-z can’t make hio hop artists UNLESS he’s featured. J. Cole ain’t put out a album yet and he’s talented. Willow got a hit and no album. Roc Nation is still building and better get that Maybach Music deal. Jay-z can’t be the only one holding it down forever. hE ALREADY DID IT WITH THE REAL ROC (ROCAFELLA)!!!

  • Don mcCaine

    i think this has some truth it…

    “Under Drake’s current deal [with Cash Money], Drake owes them records, but not tours.”

    ^ outstanding info

    since he owes CM them albums, all they gotta do is make a deal where Baby & Slim get executive producer credits, peel some bread, and let CM have Maybach for the “star” loss.

    They’re all Universal right? Drake can get that RocNation tour dough and jump to Motown, where was going in the first place…

  • 3zazer1

    Listen to Aston Martain Music and several of his other good colabros without Young Money. They are great. He should definately leave because Lil Wayne is only holding him down. I’m not the biggest fan of Jay-Z as an artist but I know that he’s a hell of a business man. Just imagine Drake on that already stacked roster of pretty good newcomers!

  • Funny

    So funny dat people say it would be a bad move for drizzy to leave YMCM.

    I mean, surely they got a lot of airplay and so on but you know.. they aint that successfull as you might believe.

    50 cent has sold more records than every artist on YMCM has done combined.. thats success!

    And drake can only get that success if he gets away from ugly ass birdmans leash, and away from the dude dat looks and sounds like a smurf, lil wayne..

  • http://realxentertainment.webs.com essel

    I THINK HE IS TOO GOOD FOR THAT CHEEP RECORD LABEL HE SHOULD TRY AND MOVE ON TO A BETTER AND HE WILL BE NOMINATED MORE THAT THIS YEAR ITYS A PROMISE

  • yeedee

    I wouldnt mind if he left. Hes good but not great

  • swype-matic

    How exactly is this news??? Just like Wayne sips the birdseed from Birdman, Drake sips the birdseed shells from Wayne. Dude ain’t goin no where.

  • BOBBY

    POOP!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jeremy

    Drake is too good to be in young money , a perfect fit for him would be roc nation along with cudi , yeezy , j.cole , big sean , jay-z and the others

  • Kareem

    He needs YM he’s nothing without YM! I know he won’t leave Weezy for Def Jam

  • http://XXLNEWS destini thomas

    I DEF FEEL THAT THAT THE TWO ARE NOTHIN WITHOUT EACH OTHER SO BASICALLY THE SHOULD JUS MAKE UP BESIDES DRAKE WOULD NOT FIT ROC. HE IS BETTER WITH YMCMB BUT if he leaves he is the most retarded man alive much as i love DRAKE cause LIL’WAYNE,NIKKI,BABY still gone get theirs (YMCMB ALL DAY)WITH OR WITHOUT DRAKE

  • Sley

    … Who gives a fuck ’bout YMCMB. I think Drake will shoot up de ladder if he moves to MMG since he got dat chemistry with Rozay