Drake Still Managed By Hip Hop Since 1978, Contrary To Reports

posted December 01, 2011 04:00:00 PM CST | 79 comments

Drake Still Managed By Hip Hop Since 1978, Contrary To Reports

UPDATE: Drizzy has severed ties with a different management company but remains with HHS1978.

Drake has reportedly fired his longtime managers Gee Roberson, Al Branch, Kyambo Joshua and Bryant Cortez of Hip Hop Since 1978, which also manages Kanye West and Nicki Minaj.

According to the NY Post, Drizzy also parted ways with his agents at International Creative Management, including Dana Sims and Robert Gibbs. Though it was unconfirmed by his agent, Drake has signed with William Morris Endeavor agent Brent Smith, who also reps Snoop Dogg.

“Drake just felt like there were too many hands in his pockets,” a source said. “He was getting pulled in too many different directions.”

The source also claims that there was a conflict between his original management team in Canada and more recent ones. "His team from Canada is trying to wrestle back control," continued the source. "He may go back to them to streamline things."

UPDATE: According to Billboard.biz, Drake is still signed with Hip Hop Since 1978 management. A rep from William Morris Endeavor confirmed that he has left longtime management firm International Creative Management to consolidate his representation.

RELATED: T.I. Signs With Hip-Hop Since 1978 Management

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