Over the past several months. I've received numerous emails from con artists advertising booking rates for artists such as Nicki Minaj and Drake.

One such email said Nicki Minaj would be available for club dates in Atlanta last month at the going rate of $15,000 for two hours. 30 minutes later, the same person sent another email correcting the amount for Nicki's services to $10,000.

The savvy blogger that I am, I know full well that artist's management wouldn't email booking rates for their artists to me. What would I do with such information? Post it on my blog?

In a statement released to AllHipHop.com today, rapper Drake warned his fans to be wary of fake promoters advertising concerts and club appearances using his name. I'm not sure how he thinks the fans will know the difference between what's real or fake promotional appearances.

But Drake, who will be in Atlanta hosting a party at the Velvet Room on Sunday, said:

"It has been brought to my attention that false promoters and booking agents are illegally using my name and likeness to promote concerts and club appearances for their own financial gain. It is frustrating for me to hear that many of my fans, who like myself are innocent victims in these scams, have been misled due to the greed of these promoters. I apologise to any fan that (sic) has been a victim of these circumstances or feels let down by false advertising.

"Please be assured that my team and I take these matters seriously and are actively co-operating with authorities. I cannot thank my fans enough for supporting my music and all that I do."

You can rest assured that if an event is advertised on this blog, then it's legit. You should see how many event flyers (and money) I turn down every month because I'm not familiar with the promoter.

  • CivilEngineer

    So really Sandra, this was the only picture you could find? The way his eyelids wrinkle up makes me kinda nautious

  • LeLe

    His eyes almost scared the doodoo out of me :surprised:

  • CivilEngineer

    :rofl: @LeLe...why is "doodoo" funny to me?

  • OutsidetheBox

    :exclaim: Quick! Count the thumbs in this pic...

    ....I got prizes!!! :lolsign:

  • Ebony

    Drake looks like the forskin on a unsurcomsized d!ck in this pic :coffee:

  • LeLe

    CivilEngineer Says:

    :rofl: @LeLe…why is “doodoo” funny to me?
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    lol....well i didnt want to curse

  • Ebony

    *uncircumsized :mad: at the spellcheck on my bb

  • Lexus

    :offtopic: Out of lurk mode. Has anyone read the "Compton Cookout" invitation that was posted on Facebook yesterday.

    Sorry so long.

    Female participants were encouraged to be “ghetto chicks” with gold teeth, cheap clothes and “short, nappy hair.” The invitation said the party would serve watermelon, chicken, malt liquor, cheap beer and a purple sugar-water concoction called “dat Purple Drank.”

    Read The Invitation To The “Compton Cook Out,” As Posted On Facebook:

    “February marks a very important month in American society. No, i’m not referring to Valentines day or Presidents day. I’m talking about Black History month. As a time to celebrate and in hopes of showing respect, the Regents community cordially invites you to its very first Compton Cookout.

    For guys: I expect all males to be rockin Jersey’s, stuntin’ up in ya White T (XXXL smallest size acceptable), anything FUBU, Ecko, Rockawear, High/low top Jordans or Dunks, Chains, Jorts, stunner shades, 59 50 hats, Tats, etc.

    For girls: For those of you who are unfamiliar with ghetto chicks-Ghetto chicks usually have gold teeth, start fights and drama, and wear cheap clothes – they consider Baby Phat to be high class and expensive couture. They also have short, nappy hair, and usually wear cheap weave, usually in bad colors, such as purple or bright red. They look and act similar to Shenaynay, and speak very loudly, while rolling their neck, and waving their finger in your face. Ghetto chicks have a very limited vocabulary, and attempt to make up for it, by forming new words, such as “constipulated”, or simply cursing persistently, or using other types of vulgarities, and making noises, such as “hmmg!”, or smacking their lips, and making other angry noises,grunts, and faces. The objective is for all you lovely ladies to look, act, and essentially take on these “respectable” qualities throughout the day.

    Several of the regents condos will be teaming up to house this monstrosity, so travel house to house and experience the various elements of life in the ghetto.

    We will be serving 40’s, Kegs of Natty, dat Purple Drank- which consists of sugar, water, and the color purple , chicken, coolade, and of course Watermelon. So come one and come all, make ya self before we break ya self, keep strapped, get yo shine on, and join us for a day party to be remembered- or not. ” [Source]

  • DivaPT

    What a diva

  • http://facebook.com/Im2thick4u 2thick4u

    Get em' in check Drake :) !!!

  • leapyearpisces

    That pic is scary and not a good look :nono:

    Drake looks like he just barely missed the mark for Trisomy 21.

  • SouthernPrincess

    Ebony....ewwwwww.....LOL

  • onlinefan

    my only comment about this picture is......nice teeth Drake.

    otherwise i still think he's cute in better photos.

  • Redeemed777

    I still don't know who this Drake person is? Sigh.....when will T.I. drop a single, so these folks can disappear?

  • MOVINONUP

    He need to lash out at his forehead

  • http://dahoneyhive.blogspot.com ryand91

    Drake's forehead eye region is not right. Hmmm

  • maliasasha

    So tired of looking at this dude.

  • missknowitall

    ILK :hurl: