Hip-hop star Drake committed trade libel by disavowing a concert film as "unauthorized," alleges a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday.

SpectiCast, the plaintiff, is a provider of content through theatrical and video-on-demand services. According to the lawsuit, SpectiCast was granted rights to a May, 2009 "Homecoming" concert by Drake in Toronto, Canada. Before the concert, the musician entered into a performance agreement that guaranteed him 15 percent of the profits from a recording.

The film was scheduled to be released in 350 theaters on Thursday from a deal SpectiCast made with Fathom Media, but three days before release, Drake told his followers on Twitter that it was not something he had any part in. The Los Angeles Times then ran a story about the tweet and carried a quote from one of Drake's representatives saying, "Obviously Drake and OVO only put out music and video/film that is of the highest quality for their brand and what their fans have come to expect, and do not want any fans to buy into something that has not come from them."

Here's the complaint filed by attorney Peter Haviland at Ballard Spahr.

Haviland tells THR some theaters have canceled the release due to Drake's comments. "We just feel this is very unfair to everyone involved in producing this movie," he says.

"This is just a case of sort of an oddball artist who changed his mind about what he wanted to do," he adds.

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