Drake Denies Disrespecting Muslims
Drake is denying reports about a story circulating that said he asked a Muslim woman to remove her hijab at his concert. In footage captured from his o2 show on January 30th, Drake tells a female fan to take off her scarf. He says,
You got on that hot ass scarf right there, you might wanna take this off. You gotta turn this muthaf-cka up. You gotta come out of that sh*t.
See the clip.
Drake has responded on social media, writing:
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.