Singer Drake to fan: “I’m going to…f**ck you up”, for groping women (video)
Drake stopped a performance in Sydney on Wednesday to tell an audience member to stop groping women in the crowd.
A fan-filmed video shows the Canadian rapper, who was playing at Sydney’s Marquee nightclub, halt the gig before addressing a member of the audience, saying: “If you don’t stop touching girls I’m going to come out there and fuck you up. If you don’t stop putting your hands on girls I’m going to come out there and fuck your ass up.”
Drake was in the middle of performing Know Yourself, a track from his 2015 mixtape If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late. The rapper is currently on his Boy Meets World tour, and played a full show at Qudos Bank Arena the same evening. He will continue on to Melbourne next week, where the tour concludes.
Drake is the latest musician to call out sexual assault and harassment at gigs. Last month, UK rapper Loyle Carner told an audience member to leave his Norwich show for making a sexist comment. In August, Sam Carter, the lead singer of Brighton metalcore band Architects, berated an audience member for groping a woman who was crowdsurfing during a set at a festival in the Netherlands.