Drake's tour bus towed away in Kansas City as highly-anticipated tour with Migos gets off to troubled start
The Aubrey & the Three Migos tour was set to kick off in Kansas City, Missouri, on Friday but has ran into some trouble.
Drake has had quite the year and he was set to consolidate his position as one of the most in-demand artists with the Aubrey & the Three Migos Tour, which he was set to headline with hip-hop trio Migos. The tour was set to kick off this coming Friday night at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri, but has run into a potential roadblock already.
According to TMZ, the rapper's tour bus was towed away from his hotel's parking lot at around 3 am in the morning on Thursday. The tabloid also reported that Drake and his crew were in residence at that hotel but the reason for the towing is currently unclear.
Drake's Tour Bus Gets Towed Before Tour Kickoff with Migos https://t.co/rp0eRYKW7p— TMZ (@TMZ) 9 August 2018
TMZ also stated that they've been in contact with the Kansas City law enforcement over the matter, but say the avenue failed to turn up any leads either. The department has confirmed that there are no citations or arrests connected to the bus, speculating that the towing may have taken place because of a case of a repossession. If that were the case, it would mean that the police would be left in the dark as well, with the state of Missouri not requiring repo companies to notify the cops.
Commenting on the matter, a representative for Drake claimed he was not the owner of the bus and that it was just a rental for the tour, which means that the bus company is almost certainly at fault. It is a relatively minor incident but could prove to a major inconvenience.
According to TMZ, a source close to the singer said the bus that got towed is solely used by the production team and not how Drake travels around from city to city. After Kansas City, Drake is due to perform in Saint Paul, Minnesota just two nights later, meaning his entourage will have to either fix this issue or immediately arrange for new transport.
2018, on the other hand, has been an outstanding year for the rapper. His mini EP 'Scary Hours' proved to be a big hit, with songs 'Diplomatic Immunity' and 'God's Plan' both debuting within the top ten, and the latter going on to break numerous streaming records as it debuted at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100.
His fifth studio album, 'Scorpion', released on June 29 and broke both the one-day global records on Spotify and Apple Music, gaining 132.45 million and 170 million plays on each streaming service respectively. It eventually sold 749,000 album equivalent units in its first week of sales and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. The Aubrey & the Three Migos Tour will see him travel across the United States in the next few months, eventually signing off the tour with a performance in the Philips Arena in Atlanta on November 17.