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Drake Sued by Distributor Over ‘Homecoming’ Documentary

Drake is being sued for libel due to a series of tweets the rapper wrote about the documentary “Drake’s Homecoming: The Lost Footage,” which includes footage from a 2009 concert in Toronto.

Earlier this week, Drizzy tweeted that “the Drake Homecoming film is not something OVO or Drake have any part in. I feel it is my responsibility to inform and protect my fans.” OVO Sound is Drake’s Canadian record label.

The doc’s distributor, SpectiCast, is now suing Drake for these statements, claiming that the project originally had Drake’s blessing and that he has now reneged. The suit, obtained by Entertainment Weekly, states that the rapper “initiated a campaign to destroy the film’s commercial value, issuing several false statements via Twitter and other social media outlets that he has no affiliation with the film, giving rise to the libelous and false impression that the film’s recording of his 2009 Toronto concert is somehow ‘unauthorized.’”

SpectiCast’s legal team also contends that Drake “approved the trailer for the film in December 2014 in anticipation of the film’s release.”

Drizzy and Co. have yet to comment on the lawsuit. SpectiCast seeks punitive damages from the rapper, along with confirmation that the film is an authorized project after all.

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