Drake may have been a last-minute no-show at the TIFF premiere of “Monsters and Men”, but the Toronto-born rapper-turned-movie producer is taking to Twitter to promote the new film ahead of its premiere on Friday.
In a tweet he issued on Thursday, Drizzy declared he was “excited and honoured to be a part of such an important film,” adding that he “can’t wait for everyone to experience it.”
Drake serves as executive producer of the provocative drama, which follows the chain of events that unfolds after a black man is shot by police and the ensuing investigation unveils a systematic web of corruption. “When young father Manny witnesses the police shooting of an unarmed black man, the tight-knit community of Bed-Stuy is pushed to the brink in Reinaldo Marcus Green’s Sundance Award-winning portrait of race, family and consequence,” reads the film’s official synopsis.
Drake was to have introduced the film at TIFF, and a issued a statement to ET Canada explaining his his 11th-hour cancellation.
“Monsters and Men is a project very close to Drake’s heart but due to scheduling commitments on his current tour he, unfortunately, will not be unable to attend and introduce the film at TIFF,” the statement read. “He wishes the film the utmost success and feels strongly about its ability to positively inspire dialogue.”