Drake is pulling a Justin Bieber ahead of his summer tour.
Drake axed all his Summer Sixteen tour meet and greets that were apart of his fan VIP packages. However unlike Bieber, Drake is less concerned with his security than he is with his energy and stress level.
“This has nothing to do with Drake being concerned about security or anything like that. The honest answer is that these meet and greets are tiring and stressful for artists, a source told E! News. “To do a full show every single night, then spend an hour and a half with very energetic people trying to touch you, talk to you, it’s tiring.”
And before fans begin to think he’s selfish, Drake’s cancelling his Summer Sixteen tour meet and greets so that he can keep his spirits up to give a great show every night.
“A lot of artists are doing this lately and frankly, it comes down to the money and wanting to put on a good show. In this case, Drake is selling out shows world-wide so it’s not like he needs the money from the VIP packs,” the insider said. “He’d rather feel good during his tour so he can give the best show he can every night for his fans instead of stress and over work or worry about how to make it through the whole tour.”
The VIP packages — which value up to $1000 — include a seat in the first five rows, a lot of tour swag, and well as photo ops with Drake and Future. The tickets are available for refund.