Drake Breaks Silence On OVO Fest Shootings: “I Have Been In A Moral Bind”
Drake is breaking his silence on the fatal shootings that occurred at his OVO Fest after-party earlier this month.
As Gossip Cop reported, shots were fired at the Toronto cub Muzik, first inside the venue and then on the surrounding streets. A man and woman, both in their 20s, were killed, and at least three others were injured. The gunman escaped the scene of the crime, and it wasn’t clear if Drake was still at the club at the time.
Now 10 days later, the rapper has written a heartfelt blog post about the tragedy, and the larger issue of violence. “The last few days I have been in a moral bind,” Drake began. He explained, “I am used to the fact that my life and the things I say to my fans are closely watched. It’s tough in situations like this where there’s a tragedy and I consider the advice of my trusted advisors and counsel who worry that anything I might say could be misinterpreted.”
“However,” he continued, “today I am choosing to follow my heart.” went goes on:
“I am plagued and pained by the violence that continues to escalate in our city. I stare into the eyes of so many young people and I wish to see them all shine as bright as they possibly can in this lifetime. I encourage my generation to show as much value and gratitude as you can for the lives we have been gifted.
My deepest condolences go out to the Navarro-Fenoy and Hibbert families for their loss of Ariela and Duvel. Along with them I send my condolences to all of the families that have lost loved ones to the senseless violence that has and continues to occur in our city.
Although Toronto is globally viewed as a major city, at the core we are still a small close-knit community, and it is our public responsibility to ensure the safety and wellbeing of one another. We need each other to further our communities for generations to come.”
Drake concluded, “I pray for better times and better understanding.” Despite descriptions of alleged suspects, no arrests have been made in the case. Gossip Cop will continue to have updates. TELL US: What do you think of Drake first commenting on the shooting deaths more than a week later?