Drake has responded to a report that he told a female fan at one of his concerts to remove her hijab, calling it a “fake media story.”
In a video circulating online taken during his show at London’s O2 arena, Drake can be heard telling someone,
“You got on that hot ass scarf right there, you might wanna take this off. You gotta turn this motherfuc*er up. You gotta come out of that sh*t.”
According to a commenter, Drake allegedly said that to a woman who was wearing a hijab — but Drake says that wasn’t the case at all.
Read his statement below.
I make a point every night to end my shows on tones of unity and love so, to find out that I am being utilized in a fake media story about me disrespecting Muslims is devastating to me. At my show in the 02 in London I was talking to 4 women one of whom was wearing a jacket and a winter scarf, I made a comment about taking off the scarf because I enjoy friendly banter with the fans. I am well aware of what a hijab is and I would never make a disrespectful comment like that in my life towards someone who is wearing one. I am proud that my closest friends and fans come from all different religions and races, perhaps whoever made up this story should spend more time learning about other cultures and less time trying to divide us.