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Hip-Hop News: Drake Falls OnStage While Performing

Drake falls onstage and he re-injures his knee. MC tweets after fall, “Getting surgery this week but I’m walking”….

Drake took a chance when he decided to perform on the “America’s Most Wanted” tour with an injured knee, and that chance turned out badly on Friday night, when he had a nasty fall and had to be helped offstage at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, New Jersey.

The up-and-coming rapper/singer tore his ACL several weeks ago and, up until just before the tour — which also features Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, Soulja Boy and others — began, it was up in the air as to whether he would perform at all at all. However, he decided to take a risk and play a short set, coming onstage for three songs.

In footage of the fall on YouTube, Drake is seen walking past Lil Wayne (with whom he was performing) and suddenly slipping. Within seconds, stagehands help him up and assist the badly limping MC offstage.

Lil Wayne stops the track and jokes with the crowd about needing extra insurance for the tour. He asks the audience to make some noise for Drizzy, and then asks if any ladies in the house can do Drake‘s verse for him.

After his fall, Drake tweeted about the fall.

“We straight,” he wrote. “Just to show that this ACL sh– ain’t a joke. Thanks for the support, and we’ll be back … Young moola.”

“All is well…,” he wrote later. “On the bus laying down… Getting surgery this week but I’m walking. Thank my whole YM family for the help. Lion Hearts!”

His DJ, Future, tweeted about the incident as well.

“When you love what you do, you take risks for the people that love what you do. He took the risk for the fans.”

There was no official word on Drake‘s condition or when he might rejoin the tour, which continues at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, New York on Saturday night (August 1), at press time.

Drake talked with MTV News about his injury during the tour’s kickoff last week.

“I didn’t really get any approval from my doctor, but I made a personal decision 48 hours ago that I’d be letting a lot of people down if I didn’t show up and at least show them I’m there for them,” Drake said. “For the last two weeks, I’ve been really going hard, getting all types of acupuncture, trying to bring the swelling down. I’m walking around — no cane. I’ll put a brace on it tomorrow night. No one will probably even know I’m injured…I’m not doing my own set. That’s one thing I have to apologize to my fans about. It’s too much of a risk, if I hit that wrong turn [doing] 30 minutes every night. If I tear my ACL again, the doctors say I might not be able to walk again. I have to be cautious.”

Check out the video below….

Source: Global Grind/MTV/YouTube

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Touring It Up: Lil Wayne Teams up with Drake – Young Jeezy – Souljah Boy for America’s Most Wanted Tour


Four of Hip Hop’s most popular artists will share the stage this summer for a tour that is primed to sell out nationwide.

Headlined by New Orleans emcee Lil Wayne and joined by Young Jeezy , Drake and Soulja Boy , the four rappers will embark on the Young Money Presents: America’s Most Wanted Music Festival. With 21 confirmed dates thus far, the tour will begin in Scranton, Pennsylvania on July 27th and move throughout the country until their last show in Dallas, Texas on August 23rd.

This will be Weezy’s second headlining tour in 2009 as earlier this year he hit the road with R&B crooner T-Pain for the I Am Music Tour.

Tickets for the America’s Most Wanted Music Festival will be available on June 20th through Ticketmaster and Live Nation.

Below is the tentative tour schedule:
July 27th        Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion
July 29th        Saratoga, NY @ Performing Arts Center
July 30th        Pittsburgh, PA @ Post Gazette Pavilion
July 31st        Philadelphia, PA @ Susquehanna Bank Center
August 1st     Wantagh, NY @ Jones Beach
August 2nd     Virginia Beach, VA @Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
August 4th      Toronto, ON @ Molson Amphitheater
August 5th      Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
August 6th      Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Pavilion
August 7th      Bristow, VA @ Nissan Pavilion
August 8th      Raleigh, NC @ Walnut Creek Amphitheater
August 9th      Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood
August 12th    Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
August 13th    Los Angeles, CA @ TBD
August 14th    Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
August 15th    Oakland, CA @ Sleep Train at Concorde
August 17th    Vancouver, BC @ GM Place
August 18th    Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
August 20th    Denver, CO @ Fiddlers Green Amphitheater
August 22nd   Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
August 23rd    Dallas, TX @ Superpages.com Center.

Special Props to HipHopDX for the info via email