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Drake

Cancels Concert After Uncle Dies

7/15/2011 9:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Rapper Drake has officially canceled his concert in Florida tomorrow night ... so he can mourn the death of his uncle ... TMZ has learned.

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Drake's rep released a statement saying, "We regret to announce that Drake will not be able to take the stage at Universal Orlando Resort due to a death in the family."

"He hopes that his fans understand the situation he finds himself in and know that he fully intends to return to the area in the future. He thanks Universal Orlando Resort and his fans for their continued support.”

We're told Drake is already back with his family.

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16.

Mark    

Whatever happened to "The Show Must Go On"?! We are talking about an uncle, not his mom or dad.

1195 days ago
17.

Nunuuu    

Drake I understand how you feel. keep your head high boo. Love your # one fan NUNU

1195 days ago
18.

Ashley    

Drake is so played out. STICK TO ACTING. He doesn't even rap he "sings" LOL

1195 days ago
19.

Johnnyt    

Show some respect, people. Besides, did anybody catch where
the concert is? Does Orlando ring a bell anywhere? Nobody is
going to concerts in Orlando. They are too busy trying to find
rocks to stone Casey Anthony on Saturday.

1195 days ago
20.

sonny    

I'll bet his uncle is younger than him

1195 days ago
21.

dadudedd    

People associating "rap" with "music".....priceless.

1195 days ago
22.

3Storms    

That's sad to hear. God be with him and his family.

1195 days ago
23.

Man    

So, most of you must be old and white - cause young white kids have made this guy and Lil Wayne STUPID RICH. And if you ever listened to his songs, he constantly talks about his uncle. And his uncle is featured on the song he has with Trey Songz. All this info could be googled, but I guess it would take too long to make an informed comment.

1195 days ago
24.

Abraham lincoln     

1897 had no Drake?

1195 days ago
25.

JESSICA    

So, most of you must be old and white - cause young white kids have made this guy and Lil Wayne STUPID RICH. And if you ever listened to his songs, he constantly talks about his uncle. And his uncle is featured on the song he has with Trey Songz. All this info could be googled, but I guess it would take too long to make an informed comment.


THIS GUY (MAN) IS A RACEST!!!!! GET A LIFE

1195 days ago
26.

Abraham lincoln     

Can we please talk about Carmageddon?

1195 days ago
27.

Penny    

LOL@ TMZ having the lamest, oldest, and clueless readers ever!

I am howling at these comments. Most of the viewers of this site are apparently a bunch of hicks with no idea of what's going on in pop culture. You don't even have to like or know much about rap to know who Drake is! lmaooooooo I bet most of the comment are from people using dial up lol

As far as cancelling, hey, family first....they may have been super close. Plus, Drake is Jewish & if it's from that side of the family, they have strict burial rules.

1195 days ago
28.

Sunset Strip Dealer    

I always thought Drake was a computer singing. Drake is an actual human, no way.

1195 days ago
29.

Samii Minaj/Danta    

People r such ********* SMH. I'm Sorry..I'm praying for you Boo. It'll get easier over time. L.Y : )

1195 days ago
30.

TruthFull2000    

People sure are willing to kick someone while they're down.

Anyway, my prayers r with him and his family.

1195 days ago
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