Drake’s Homecoming: The Lost Footage is a documentary headed to theaters featuring footage from one of the rapper’s shows in Toronto back in 2009.
The only problem is that Drake denies all involvement in the release — and now he’s being sued by the documentary’ distribution company.
Specticast filed the suit against Drake for blasting the film, and encouraging his 21 million Twitter followers to stay away when it hits theaters Thursday … for one night only.
Drake disavowed the movie Monday by tweeting … it’s “not something OVO or Drake have any part in. I feel it is my responsibility to inform and protect my fans.”
Drake hasn’t offered any further explanation — but doubled down by also telling fans Rap-A-Lot Records honchos Jas and J. Prince were also boycotting.
In the suit, Specticast speculates Drake did it to draw attention to his Twitter page — because shortly after launching the attack, he started tweeting about ticket sales for his OVO Fest this summer.
If this goes to court, it should be pretty clear if Drake truly had any initial involvement in the project. I can’t imagine a company would prepare to release an entire concert film in THEATERS without the help of the artist.
The Drake Homecoming film is not something OVO or Drake have any part in. I feel it is my responsibility to inform and protect my fans.
— Drizzy (@Drake) March 16, 2015
James Prince and I stand together on not supporting the Drake Homecoming footage in theatres. #protectingthefans
— Drizzy (@Drake) March 17, 2015