WATCH: Drake cancels TIFF appearance

Drake's scheduled appearance tonight at the Toronto International Film Festival has been cancelled.

The Toronto rapper was expected to introduce the Canadian premiere of "Monsters and Men," a drama about police violence.

A statement sent by TIFF says "due to scheduling commitments on his current tour'' he won't be able to attend.

Drake is credited as executive producer on "Monsters and Men," which follows a Brooklyn community rocked by the shooting death of a black man at the hands of a police officer.

The film stars Anthony Ramos, who played in "Hamilton" on Broadway, John David Washington of "Blackkklansman," and Kelvin Harrison Jr., who appeared in "Birth of a Nation" and "Mudbound."

It's the directorial debut of screenwriter Reinaldo Marcus Green.