Drake A No-Show For Abu Dhabi Gig - Noise11.com
Drake, Photo by Ros O'Gorman, noise11

Drake, Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Drake A No-Show For Abu Dhabi Gig

by Music-News.com on November 29, 2016

in News

Rapper Drake reportedly left fans disappointed after he didn’t show up for a gig in Abu Dhabi.

Drake was reportedly paid upfront for an appearance at pop-up nightclub, VIP ROOM in the Gulf state on Saturday night.

A tweet was sent out from the official VIP ROOM Dubai Twitter account on Saturday, announcing that Drake would be making an appearance, “TODAY is THE day!! @Drake at #VIPROOMABUDHABI !!!”

However, according to British newspaper The Daily Mirror, fans waited until 5am but Drake never materialised, despite posting a picture of himself on Instagram posing in the city’s luxurious Emirates Palace hotel on Sunday (27Nov).

A source claimed to the publication: “His management had an argument with the management of Abu Dhabi pop-up nightclub VIP ROOM last night and he didn’t turn up for an appearance that he’d been paid $250,000 (£200,000) for.

“Fans waited until 5am for him and he never showed up,” added the source. “DJ Bliss, the most famous DJ in the Middle East, had to play all night as Drake was a no show.”

However, a representative for the event disputed allegations of an argument, and told the publication that the musician’s no-show was due to concerns over safety after larger than expected numbers of fans turned up for the Jumpman rapper’s appearance.

“Due to Drake’s overwhelming popularity the sheer number of people that turned up outside of VIP Room made it completely unsafe for Drake to even enter the venue in the end so he was unable to perform,” explained the representative.

On Sunday the rapper was also scheduled to host a party with on/off girlfriend Rihanna’s brother Gallest, an aspiring rapper, real name Rorrey Fenty.

Rihanna was also in the United Arab Emirates to close out the Formula 1 racing weekend with an appearance at du Arena, as part of the Yasalam post-race concert series, her only Middle East date on her Anti World Tour.

Drake’s representative declined to comment when contacted by the news outlet.




Related Posts

Mansionair announce their Shadowboxer Tour dates

Mansionair will play a series of Australian dates when they return from their US tour.

1 day ago
Greta Van Fleet
Greta Van Fleet reschedule cancelled Australian dates

Greta Van Fleet will return to Australia in September for make-up dates after the suddenly cancellation of the Melbourne shows last week.

2 days ago
Cardi B
Cardi B ridiculed for thanking the late Tom Petty for sending her flowers

Cardi B was mocked by fans on Monday (11Feb19) after accidentally thanking late singer Tom Petty for a bunch of flowers she received after her Grammys win.

3 days ago
21 Savage
US Immigration release 21 Savage

Rapper 21 Savage has been released by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement nine days after he was arrested for reportedly overstaying his visa.

4 days ago
Ariana Grande Sweetener
Australian Charts: Ariana Grande ‘7 Rings’ spends third week at number one

It's the third week at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart for Ariana Grande's "7 Rings" track, the song also atop the charts in New Zealand, England, Ireland (all for a third week too), America and Canada (2nd week in both territories).

6 days ago
Ariana Grande Sweetener
Ariana Grande Blasts Grammy Boss for not letting her sing her current song

Ariana Grande has blasted Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich, insisting he's the reason she's not performing at the ceremony on Sunday.

February 8, 2019
Jay Z - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Jay-Z hires a lawyer for 21 Savage

JAY-Z has hired a top immigration lawyer to help fellow rapper 21 Savage stay in America.

February 7, 2019