Lil Wayne Explains Drake’s Absence From ‘I Am Still Music’ Tour

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With Canadian superstar Drake curiously absent from the start of Lil Wayne’s successful “I Am Still Music” tour, many fans were left scratching their heads as to why the popular rapper and singer wasn’t a part of Weezy’s travelling troupe. Soon after, speculations that Drizzy was no longer a part of the Young Money machine began to surface, even though Drake addressed the rumors of he leaving the label recently.

In a recent interview with MTV News’ Sway, Wayne once again explained Drake’s absence and understood from the fan’s standpoint how his protégé’s omission from the tour looked from the outside, sympathizing with the speculative remarks of Young Money supporters. “That’s just due to this world we live in today,” said the Young Money captain. “[B]ecause I remember back in the days when if someone wasn’t on tour then the first thing we’d think was they were doing a movie or they were doing something else that was productive.”

Wayne went on to add, “Nowadays if you don’t see somebody in the picture, then it’s ‘Oh, he’s leaving’ and he’s this and “Oh Wayne, you’re mad at this person’ and I don’t even deal with it man. I just get my money and call the shots.”

Following the rumors surrounding Drake’s absence the YM superstar popped up as a surprise guest on the tour, thrilling fans in Washington D.C., New Orleans and more dates. Drake has been busy in the lab working on the follow to his smash album debut Thank Me Later, fans can expect Take Care later this year.