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Drake Reportedly Cancels VIP Meet & Greets for Summer Sixteen Tour
Drake's tour kicks off July 20 in Austin, Texas.
Drake fans looking to get face time with the Toronto rapper during his upcoming tour might be in for some bad news. According to People, the self-proclaimed "6 God" has canceled the VIP fan packages, which include a meet-and-greet, for his upcoming tour.
In April, Drizzy announced his Summer Sixteen tour -- set to include Future, OVO Sound signees Roy Woods and DVSN, alongside other special guests -- which will kick off July 20 in Austin, Texas. Per People's source, the VIP tour packages were said to sell for $1,000 with a photo opportunity but were canceled due to "scheduling issues" with refunds currently in the works.
Ticketmaster listings show that the VIP bundle also includes a ticket in the first five rows along with 6 God and Summer Sixteen merchandise.
If true, the meet-and-greet cancellations come after Drake's fellow Canadian Justin Bieber put a stop to the one-on-one fan opps in March, citing a "security incident." He also offered this personal message at the time on his Instagram: "Love u guys.. I'm going to be canceling my meet and greets. I enjoy meeting such incredible people but I end up feeling so drained and filled with so much of other people's spiritual energy that I end up so drained and unhappy.. Want to make people smile and happy but not at my expense and I always leave feeling mentally and emotionally exhausted to the point of depression .. The pressure of meeting people's expectations of what I'm supposed to be is so much for me to handle and a lot on my shoulders. Never want to disappoint but I feel I would rather give you guys the show and my albums as promised. Can't tell you how sorry I am, and wish it wasn't so hard on me.. And I want to stay in the healthy mindset I'm in to give you the best show you have ever seen ;)."
Billboard has reached out to Drake's rep and agent at William Morris Endeavor for comment.