Drake raised several eyebrows after a video surfaced of the rapper telling a concertgoer to remover her "scarf." In the since-deleted video, Drizzy said to the woman, "You got on that hot a** scarf right there, you might wanna take this off. You gotta turn this muthaf**ka up…you gotta come out of that sh*t." It was later said that the fan was wearing a hijab. Drake has since responded to the backlash he received regarding the incident. According to
Complex, Drake said, "I make a point every night to end my shows on a time 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 I'm the O2 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 a 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."
In other news, during Drake’s "Boy Meets World" stop in Leeds, England, he spoke on his upcoming project, "More Life." Drizzy said, "So you know what that means right? All that means is, I get to drop a new project, and at some point, I get to come back and be with my people in Leeds one more mothaf**kin’ time. Y’all get home safe! I go by the name of Drake and I can’t wait to see you again. Leeds, goodnight!"