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Drake Pulls Out Of BET Awards Hours Before The Show — Report

Sun, June 30, 2013 4:19pm EDT by 4 Comments
BET Awards Drake Drops Out
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The man who was supposed to be the center of attention at the BET Awards tonight, June 30, reportedly won’t even be in attendance anymore!

Drake, who is nominated for 12 BET Awards, has reportedly dropped out of the BET Awards completely and will not be making an appearance on June 30.

Drake: Not Going To The BET Awards?

The move, which comes just hours before the BET Awards are scheduled to start, has producers scrambling, according to Radar Online.

“Everything is in flux,” a source says. “The producers are all pulling their hair out.”

It’s reportedly not yet clear why Drake has decided to skip the ceremonies, but if he is actually a no-show it’ll definitely be a huge blow. Drake was not scheduled to perform but with all of his nominations, people had been calling this year’s BET Awards the “Drake Awards.” has reached out to Drake’s reps for comment, and we’re waiting to hear back on any updates.

The BET Awards’ Star-Studded Lineup

BET producers’ concern over losing one of their biggest stars is understandable, but they should have enough star-power to make it work.

The show, hosted by Chris Tucker, has some of the biggest names in rap, R&B, and hip-hop taking the stage. Chris Brown, who might be pleased to hear that his rival has dropped out, will be performing, and his high energy act should make people forget Drake’s name… at least for a little while.

Nicki MinajJustin TimberlakeSnoop DoggStevie Wonder and many, many more are also taking the stage.We’ll just have to wait and see if the show can go on without Drake. The festivities start at 6 PM ET tonight, June 30, live from the red carpet.

WATCH: Drake – ‘Started From The Bottom’ (Explicit)

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