Drake Denies Reports That He Disrespected a Muslim Fan at London Concert [PHOTO]
Drake is denying reports that he told a fan to remove her hijab at his London concert last week.
Apparently, a video surfaced of Drizzy interacting with a group of women in the front row at London's 02 arena. One female fan was wearing a scarf and he asked her to take it off. The woman is not seen in the purported video and Drake doesn’t mention if she was wearing a hijab.
However, on social media, folks went after Drake for allegedly telling a Muslim woman to remove her hijab. One person even alleged that the Toronto rap star called her hijab a “s--- scarf.”
On Friday (Feb. 10), Drake went on his Instagram page and shot down "fake media reports" that he told a fan to remove her hijab.
"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," he wrote in his IG post above. "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," he continued. "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."
Drake is currently on his "Boy Meets World" U.K. tour, which has been a huge success so far. Recently, the 30-year-old rapper was crowned the IFPI Global Recording Artist of 2016 for his record-breaking physical sales, downloads and streaming within the past year of his celebrated album, Views.