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Report: Drake To Leave Young Money For…Irv Gotti

Published: Saturday 22nd Dec 2012 by David

Though it isn’t as publicized as it should be, ‘Practice‘ Rapper Drake is one of the US’ Top 5 mega sellers– holding more commercial value than acts afforded more press coverage than him.

So, it came as a surprise to many when reports emerged suggesting a rift between he and his Young Money bosses, Lil Wayne and Birdman, over capital owed but not paid to him- prompting rumors that he was to leave the Hip Hop music group.

This week, those reports have intensified.

Find out why below…

Two weeks ago, fans of the ‘HYFR’ star welcomed the news that he had inked a deal with Warner Music to launch his very own record label, billed ‘October’s Very Own‘. Interesting, considering his current deal at Young Money sees him sit under Universal‘s umbrella, prompting many to ask why he took his business to one of its strongest competitors- which houses Rick Ross‘ ‘Maybach Music‘.

Well, if an article unveiled by The New York Post is anything to go by, his puzzling isn’t so puzzling at all- as it marks the first step in him leaving ‘Money’ and signing with Warner‘s former CEO Lyor Cohen and his new business partner, Irv Gotti.

The Post explains:

“Former Warner Music Group honcho Lyor Cohenhas found his first partner in a yet-to-be- announced talent management firm — and sources say he’s brought aboard Irv Gotti, the former head of record label The Inc. who discovered acts including Ja Ruleand Ashanti.

We further hear that Gotti is aiming to advise rapper Drake while Cohen, as Page Six previously reported, has been giving career advice to Kanye West.

“If Lyor and Irv do work together, it’s possible they’ll have two of the biggest hip-hop stars under their management,” said a music insider after a photo showing Drake and Gotti meeting together appeared online.”

If accurate, this move would see Drake severe ties with the manager he shares with Wayne- Cortez Bryant– and bring on Gotti as his manager. A move, that would give fans no choice but to admit his days at Young Money are numbered despite denying reports of his exit following the unearthing of these court documents.

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  1. the real xoxo December 22, 2012

    Too little too late, Aubrey.
    I sort of liked him back in 08 and i remember his fans pleading that he never signed with YM in the first place because they will ruin him and they did.
    so much for “YMCMB till i die”, hopefully now he will cut the “elegant gangster” act.

    • truth(slayer of icki funky ass stans B****!!) December 22, 2012

      Young money robs them all

      • PSA (FAF) December 22, 2012

        Drake was one of the top earners and sellers in hip hop for the last 2yrs

        have a seat

    • brian December 27, 2012

      Wtf are you talking about? YM ruined him? People like you just listen to what other people say and then act like you know what you’re talking about. How the f*** did YM ruin him? He was in the top 5 artist for the past 2-3 years. Drake career BLEW up bc of YM. They didn’t ruin him. What the hell is your definition of “ruined”? Selling millions upon millions of albums. Have ELEVEN number 1 singles, the most out of anyone in the game, being 24-25 and have a NETWORTH of nearly 30 MILLION? Selling out concerts literally WORLD WIDE. Your brain is warped and your statement about how YM “ruined” him is 100% completely invalid. You dont even know what you’re talking about. Bc that makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. NONE. It’s not even a opinion bc it’s false. There are HARD FACTS that go completely against what you said. Please list how YM “RUINED” him.

      • Mike January 17, 2013

        Well i would start by saying. 50 tyson made a million dollars. then i wanna say that when they say ruined him im sure they mean artistically cuz lets face u can ruin me and my mama for 30 mil lmao.. but seriously drake was way better b4 he signed he would have been a star either way..remember young money called him…young money aint make him he made young money…it was only wayne b4 drake remember? when drake leave young money…nicki will soon follow..cuz that b**** is a f***** genius f*** the gimmicks…and young money will b over leaving wayne and birdman (mostly birdman) FILTHY STANKING DIRTY SWEATY FUNKY DUMB RICH #ThatisAll

      • Mike January 17, 2013

        Well i would start by saying. 50 tyson made a million dollars. then i wanna say that when they say ruined him im sure they mean artistically cuz lets face u can ruin me and my mama for 30 mil lmao.. but seriously drake was way better b4 he signed he would have been a star either way..remember young money called him…young money aint make him he made young money…it was only wayne b4 drake remember? when drake leave young money…nicki will soon follow..cuz that b**** is a f***** genius f*** the gimmicks…and young money will b over leaving wayne and birdman (mostly birdman) FILTHY STANKING DIRTY SWEATY FUNKY DUMB RICH #ThatisAll

  2. King B>Rihanna December 22, 2012

    Yes Drakeisha you done ride every d*** in YMCM so you have to leave now.Is Trey Songz good in bed I’m CURIOUS?

    • KDreamer (Miguel Hit It) December 22, 2012

      Mad that TC outsold 4closure?

      • Swim Good Gump December 22, 2012

        Not as mad that you are about Frank getting more Grammy noms that Flopguel.

      • King B>Rihanna December 22, 2012

        KDreamer (Miguel Hit It) I would but you are not worth it.

    • Joya December 22, 2012

      Unnecessary.

    • truth(slayer of icki funky ass stans B****!!) December 22, 2012

      Irv must hav f***** him stoopid chile..so he runnin to that d***. But ym rob they artist and nicki a flop

      • PSA (FAF) December 22, 2012

        Whats the point .. ?

        Mad Trey wont f*** u ?

  3. Navy Queen December 22, 2012

    It’s a right move drake if you are to grow as an artist ,young money is all about gimmicks

    • the real xoxo December 22, 2012

      if you have “NAVY” in your name i dont want to hear anything about gimmicks.

      • Lily December 22, 2012

        Lmfao

    • CoupleWetWipes December 22, 2012

      A R**** fan talking about gimmicks? I cannot and WILL not. I just f****** won’t.

    • EnRanc December 22, 2012

      I can’t believe a Rihanna fan would have the audacity to speak on gimmicks. Maybe 12/21 didn’t kill us, but it sure did mess with some peoples heads.

      • Elite Navy S***(Rihanna Navy)S***!!! December 22, 2012

        RIHANNA IS AN ICON NOT GIMMICK!! UNLIKE ANYONE ON YCM!

      • EnRanc December 22, 2012

        Rihanna is the epitome of the word ‘gimmick.’ Her whole career is based on them, as opposed to talent.

    • truth(slayer of icki funky ass stans B****!!) December 22, 2012

      Right…just look @icki

    • Ohdeam December 22, 2012

      Actually who would know more about gimmicks than a fan of Rihanna’s? Considering who they follow, I’m not surprised that they’d be able to spot a gimmick from a mile away. LOL

      • PSA (FAF) December 22, 2012

        DEATH ! @truth

        Who the f*** is icki ? an acronym for Lil kim career ender ?

      • PSA (FAF) December 22, 2012

        Gimmicks: stealing boyfriends for photo ops
        Milking DV for album sales
        Posing naked on magazines

        Yup, that just about sums up R****… LOL

  4. Peachy December 22, 2012

    Irv Gotti? As in flop murder inc Irv Gotti? Has been Ashanti and Ja Rule, Irv Gotti? 0_0

  5. MrTooIncredible December 22, 2012

    I can’t wait for ASHANTI to come back ! *waits for dislikes*

    • VANNY December 22, 2012

      you about theonly one waiting for that heffa! aint nobody and i mean absolutly nobody checkin for ashanti? damn…does ashanti still have stan’s in 2012 close to 2013? *scratches head*

      • Mike January 17, 2013

        Actually ashanti got bank…ashanti was a very well paid song writer b4 she launched a career…and she still writes and she still gets paid…everybody not built for the front of the cam..her star power wasnt strong enough but the talent was there creatively

    • WomanToWoman December 22, 2012

      You’ll be waiting a long time b****.

    • truth(slayer of icki funky ass stans B****!!) December 22, 2012

      Ashanti with ym sweetie

  6. VANNY December 22, 2012

    something is def going on… if u guys did not notice at the VMA’S drake and nicki minaj were not speaking AT ALL in fact they made that s*** so obvious there was def some tension and they looked mad at each other… same you need to post those videos of when nicki won both awards at the AMA’S how she totally ignored and dissed drake!!

    • Lana Del Slay December 22, 2012

      YASS b****. i sensed that too but Ms Nicki shouldn’t get involved in matters that don’t concern her. Would she be happy if Wayne forgot to give her her money?

    • truth(slayer of icki funky ass stans B****!!) December 22, 2012

      Nicki a flop B**** so f*** hef

      • PSA (FAF) December 22, 2012

        @Truth she got yo baldhead mind F***, mad ?

        @Vanny on the ReUP dvd, Wayne told nicki that she & Drake got “too big” for him.. and she said no and he was like Drake dont even speak hardly…

        This is stupid, if true .. YMCMB > Murda FLOP

  7. OVOForever December 22, 2012

    I don’t trust people who deal with drugs, so Drake should stay from Irv if he doesn’t want any troubles in his life.

    • PSA (FAF) December 22, 2012

      wayne does drugs too fyi… LOL

  8. OVOXoxo December 22, 2012

    Irv is a disgusting piece of work who helped fuel the drug trade. Drake’s mother is too classy and too esteemed to have her well educated son associate with scum like that. Please don’t do it Drake, leave Young Money yeah but DON’T sign with IRV. He wants to leech off his success because he lost out on the Def jam job.

    • Iconic Iggy December 22, 2012

      Lmao what is Wayne, an Angel?

  9. Monstarebel December 22, 2012

    Hmmmm…that’s a major move…hope it works out for you drakey…

    • truth(slayer of icki funky ass stans B****!!) December 22, 2012

      He writes his own s*** so he’ll b just fine

  10. RIhanna December 22, 2012

    I think Drake is tired of Lil Wayne cheating on him!
    I”m sure Irv Gotti will f*** him long time, but eventually do the same thing Wayne did to him.

    Drake is a s*** and the boys just pass him around.

    • Touché December 22, 2012

      lol

  11. ROSO (Rihanna Only Slayed once) December 22, 2012

    Rihanna fans on here talking about Drake’s body count? Rihanna is the industry door knob, but you wanna come for Ms. Aubrey. FOH.

    • Elite Navy S***(Rihanna Navy)S***!!! December 22, 2012

      RIHANNA HAS BEEN SLAYING SINCE 2008 B****!! CHECK HER STATS!!!

      • PSA (FAF) December 22, 2012

        Chile……… ! They mad Drake said “Chances are If she acting up, I f***** her once & didn’t f*** again.. she can have a grammy I still treat (Rihanna) Like a nominee!” Kiiiiiiii

  12. LongLiveA$AP December 22, 2012

    Do it Drake, that man kissing midget is too unscrupulous for my liking, he doesn’t even want to pay his own taxes so I can believe he doesn’t want to pay you your money. I won’t be surprised if we start to hear defamatory stories about Drake as soon as he leaves them. Get that injunction son.

  13. Swim Good Gump December 22, 2012

    This fool is so overrated

    • RoyalNavy December 22, 2012

      Look who’s talking about overrated!!!! The wider public didn’t give half a f*** about Francine until he told us he took d*** so have a seat on a stiff one.

      • truth(slayer of icki funky ass stans B****!!) December 22, 2012

        Lol

      • Iconic Iggy December 22, 2012

        Death

    • Monstarebel December 22, 2012

      Girl please ain’t nobody more OVERRATED then Gay Ocea

      • truth(slayer of icki funky ass stans B****!!) December 22, 2012

        Dead

  14. RG2 December 22, 2012

    I wonder if this will be the catalyst towards other artist leaving YMCM? Nicki? Tyga? Who knows what the future holds for YMCM, they’ve seem to go down hill.

    • Elite Navy S***(Rihanna Navy)S***!!! December 22, 2012

      They are just like rocnation!! they only sign flops! drake is not a flop but the rest of the weak crew is!

    • truth(slayer of icki funky ass stans B****!!) December 22, 2012

      Icki a gimmick and NO ONE ELSE wants the h**

      • PSA (FAF) December 22, 2012

        2.7mil+1.5 mil

        count math, F*** !

        >>>>>>>>>>>>> Your flop fave !

  15. staticbmajor instagram// December 22, 2012

    dam they really be hating on ashanti hard// get off her p**** dam

  16. Yolanda December 22, 2012

    Remember when Wayne said that Drake and Nicki is going to cause him to retire cuz they’re bringing in so much revenue. So I guess Drake said eff Wayne/Birdman with their 100 albums b*******. They’re not slaving me to make them rich.

    • Elite Navy S***(Rihanna Navy)S***!!! December 22, 2012

      To bad icki garbage has been flopping all over the globe

    • truth(slayer of icki funky ass stans B****!!) December 22, 2012

      Go Drakisha

      • PSA (FAF) December 22, 2012

        @FLOP navy

        No one flopped more than R**** w/ a #1 single!!! 🙁

        Funny how this a Drake thread & Nicki gets brought up

        mad at that dragging I gave that Flop d*** u stan for in the other thread ? Kiiiiiiiii

  17. truth(slayer of icki funky ass stans B****!!) December 22, 2012

    Get that Gotti d*** b****! Wayne don F***** u sensless its time for so new d***

  18. Biting Truth December 22, 2012

    The fall of Cash Money begins…

    Drake leaving Young Money is like Dr. Dre leaving Death Row and 2Pac dying. The house of cards crumble. Nicki is in trouble. She can’t fill Drake’s void should he leave. She’s like a 8:30 pm sitcom on a Monday night, without a strong lead in (Drake), she’s sunk too.

    • PSA (FAF) December 22, 2012

      Why the f*** would Nicki have to fill drake void ?

      They don’t even collaborate like they used to !

      • Biting Truth December 22, 2012

        Because, excluding Wayne, she’s the next biggest star at CM. If Drake leaves all eyes would be on her to try and keep things afloat for the company…

  19. honeychildplease December 22, 2012

    Drake has moved on from, his B2k Chris stokes days, and has decided to because a hetero man so now it’s time to stop taking shots in the ass, and become a man. That means changing labels to relieve himself from growing pains aka booty pains…..you go drayka

  20. ADC143 December 22, 2012

    Whatever. I didn’t buy Drake’s music under YM/CM and I won’t buy his music if he went somewhere else either. He’s corny. Go back to Degrassi, Jimmy…

  21. Iconic Iggy December 22, 2012

    Im not surprised. Id leave too if they were jacking my money. He should sign to G.O.O.D. Music

  22. SUCKMYASS January 26, 2013

    He should of signed with good or the roc way better fit. YM is full of whack artist and you can tell that Drake is embarassed of that s***.
    But lets be honest no ones really f****** with Drake lyrically and money wise

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