Drake and PR firm ID-PR have severed ties after working together for the past two years, according to Billboard.
“Drake is an incredibly talented artist,” ID-PR said in a statement to Billboard. “We’re proud of our results for Nothing Was The Same and Would You Like A Tour? We wish him the best.”
Billboard reports that ID initiated the severing of ties soon after Drake complained about Rolling Stone replacing his cover with one of Philip Seymour Hoffman, who had recently died of an apparent overdose.
In Drake’s recent appearance in Rolling Stone, the rapper criticized and championed Jay Z and Kanye West. After the article was published, Drake said some of his comments regarding Kanye West were made off the record. He also said that he was “disgusted” with the fact that his cover was replaced with another one. “I’m disgusted with that. RIP to Philip Seymour Hoffman. All respect due. But the press is evil,” his Twitter post said. The Twitter post has since been deleted, along with the one about West. During that series of Twitter posts, Drake also said that he was “done doing interviews for magazines.” That Tweet remains on his timeline.
On February 14, Drake elaborated on his frustration with Rolling Stone. “Today I was forced out of my character and felt the need to react swiftly,” he said at the time. “These days are the worst ones. Waking up after a great night in the studio and it’s your day to be picked apart. After dwelling on it for a few hours or days you will come to the conclusion that you brought it on yourself almost every time.”
Drake has yet to comment on the split with ID.