Video: Drake Apologizes To Sylvia Rhone

“…a new artist that has made this long journey to meet from another country, they may not be their biggest priority, so they may get pushed to the side. The situation, I don’t want to get into too many details. It was basically me feeling trapped. I was courted by somebody and then they just axed everything. I was stuck. They disappeared. And I couldn’t find anybody to talk to about the situation. And then to meet again a year later and to have this person forget they ever met me and say that I should go meet at their office so we can talk about signing me. I was kind of in one of those moments like, For real?…

Shouts to Drake’s biographer Jayson Rodriguez & Sway.

This week the Toronto rapper’s unexpectedly candid comments about Universal Motown head Sylvia Rhone have further stirred blog fodder that began with his dismissive line about the executive on a track titled “Say What’s Real,” from his breakthrough mixtape So Far Gone.

In an interview with MTV News this week, Drake apologized to Rhone, saying his comments — both in the song and in a recent interview — were “emotionally charged” and “very brazen.”

“I can definitely say for me, for furthering the negativity, I can definitely say I apologize,” Drake told MTV News. “I don’t know her personally to discredit her character. It’s not the right thing to do.”

The tension seemed to reach a high point between the parties this past week.

First, when Drake’s comments in the upcoming issue of the Fader magazine got out, he reportedly said, “I don’t fuck with Motown at all.” Drake has maintained he signed a deal directly to his management company and secured distribution through Universal Republic, rather than signing with the major label directly.

However, on Wednesday (August 12), Billboard suggested that Universal Motown execs have put their foot down and demanded that all work from Drake be stamped with the Motown logo.

Although Drake did not get into specific details, he explained the issue to MTV News, saying that as an aspiring artist a few years ago he was set to have a meeting with Universal before it was called off. He admits it’s common, yet at that point in his career, he was hurt. He described it as the first time he was hurt by the music industry.

With so much attention being paid to the rift, Drake said he wanted to say sorry to calm the brewing dispute.

“I was looking for an opportunity recently to apologize for how vicious I’ve been,” he said. “Not to say I negate my feelings — I still feel strongly about it. But I’m a person that usually handles things with much more tact.”


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122 Responses to “Video: Drake Apologizes To Sylvia Rhone”

  1. R.J.Orion Says:

    yo Lelan, are the Hamilton joints any good?…

  2. WEST COAST JAY AKA JUSTICE FLOWTOMAYOR Says:

    QUICK TO BACK DOWN!
    “Thank Me Later” will be the new “Kamaal The Abstract”.

  3. R.J.Orion Says:

    CC Sabathia aint even giving up hits anymore, much less runs … Son been giving up like 2 hits per 7 and 2/3 innings over the last cuple of starts, and he’s at it again …

  4. R.J.Orion Says:

    CC Sabathia aint even giving up hits anymore, much less runs … Son been giving up like 2 hits per 7 and 2/3 innings over the last couple of starts, and he’s at it again …

  5. kevFRESH this CHESS not CHECKERS chuckie. now bust a stupid dope move & BEAT IT scram! Says:

    oh shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit!

    de la comin to mass in a few weeks.

    time to rock out w/the supa emcees!

    one of the most elite live performance groups eva to exist. trust.

    slaughter who?

  6. Lelan Says:

    Their are sum that are good and sum that are bad, but theirs helllllllla to choose from

  7. Fyodor DROstoevsky Says:

    Wondering why most ninjas don’t make videos on their own. Rick Ross prolly spent 7k on that Red camera n this ninja is making high quality vids that drop every week. I’d like to see some other artists do the same. Cool Kids cough cough…

  8. baby jesus Says:

    *pours out a lil liquor for 2009 metropolitans season*

  9. baby jesus Says:

    if yanks dont win it all, their season was a bust

  10. baby jesus Says:

    sayimlying

  11. baby jesus Says:

    *runs back cam & vado-stay strapped for 68th time*

  12. baby jesus Says:

    i dont talk to a bitch man i text a hoe. (word)

  13. Danielson a.k.a. My Blog Game Proper™ Says:

    safe Lelan – loads of new songs @ that spot, more tapes to add to the iPhone. hopefully he’ll still drop This Perfect Life.

    fuck a CH hater.

  14. G7 Says:

    >>so what did Drake have for breakfast? I mean thats where we are eventually going with all these Drake posts,

    ^ha ha

  15. Bx Blue Says:

    Lelan = Charles Hamilton?

  16. NovemberEnd aka Respect The Architect Never Test The Elohim Says:

    baby jesus Says:

    August 14th, 2009 at 12:29 am
    if yanks dont win it all, their season was a bust
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    tell me something i dont know….that been the slogan for the pass 10 years

    “World Series Or Bust”

    where you been baby jesus?…i thought you already done slit you wrists from the abismal baseball your Metropolitians play on a nightly basis

  17. Sound Vertie Says:

    Drake woke up today

  18. ldnspur Says:

    who fucking cares?

  19. SOUPERVILLIAN Says:

    THAT NIGGA HAD ALL THE RIGHT IN THE WORLD 2 THROW THAT BITCH UNDER THE BUS GOOD 4 HIM AND I GUESS THAT WAZ SUM GROWN MAN SHIT APOLOGIZING 2 THAT HOE BUT I SURE KNOW I WOULDN’T OF.

  20. Nice Says:

    R.J Orion is mad whack, dude get a life instead of posting on nahright all day and hating on a rising artist. Your hate just feeds him more attention…

  21. fuzz e. Says:

    Drake….Do not apologize…if thats how dirty she did you and then she went and forgot…”Say What’s Real.” No holds barred…

    “Sylvia be telling tez damn Drake fly/ and he just be like sill motherfawker I kno”
    ^^ cosign

  22. byrd Says:

    well drake, i guess you know your place now. thats what this is about right? keeping the slaves in check? what a bunch of crap, and what a punk bitch drake is for apologizing. sure youre still mad drake – more like you just dont want to get the lesson that kelly clarkson got when she spoke out against clive davis. know youre place boy, and if you dont, they will show you exactly where it is.

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