Drake has acknowledged receiving barely $100 (£89) to perform as Ice Cube’s opener at a concert in 2006. On Tuesday, October 18, Drake reposted a post from Flyer Vault, an archived account that records the concert history of his hometown of Toronto. Drake did this via his Instagram Story.
A bill for the disputed Ice Cube event, which was held in August 2006 at the city’s Kool Haus venue, is included in the post. The invoice reveals that Drake was paid $100 for his supporting role, but Ice Cube’s payment has been withheld. Rapper Drake performed tracks from his debut mixtape, “Room For Improvement,” in its entirety for the first 30 minutes of the show, which Flyer Vault claims was “likely [Drake’s] first ever concert.”
Drake confirmed the payment in his re-post and then urged his musician followers to “keep going” by stating, “this is for anybody getting 100 a show right now.” Before releasing the EP “So Far Gone,” which eventually won him his first-ever Grammy nominations in 2010, Drake released his second mixtape, “Comeback Season,” which was made available to the public in 2007.
However, due to the rapper’s decision to withdraw his nomination for 2021’s “Certified Lover Boy,” Drake’s more recent album won’t be up for a Grammy this year.