SMH… What a way to celebrate having a #1 album. Drake is handing out pink slips this week apparently.
Drake is cleaning house. The 25-year-old Canadian-born rapper whose album “Take Care” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts last week fired his managers Gee Roberson, Al Branch, Kyambo Joshua and Cortez Bryant of Hip Hop Since 1978, the firm that also manages Kanye West, Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj. The “What’s My Name” rapper also gave notice to his agents at International Creative Management including Dana Sims and Robert Gibbs, who were “panicked” yesterday about their outstanding deals with the chart topper. William Morris Endeavor agent Brent Smith’s assistant confirmed that he has taken on the Cash Money artist. Smith also reps David Crosby, Snoop Dogg and Graham Nash. “Drake just felt like there were too many hands in his pockets,” a source said. “He was getting pulled in too many different directions.” Our source added there was conflict between the rapper’s original management team in Canada and the ones he picked up along the way. “His team from Canada is trying to wrestle back control,” a source said. “He may go back to them to streamline things.” A rep for Drake didn’t get back to us.
Well damn Drake. Happy Hanukkah to you too.