Drake: Muslim Hijab Claim Is “Fake Media Story”
Drake is calling the allegation he ordered a Muslim to remove a hijab at his concert a “fake media story.” See statement below.
Video recently surfaced of Drake interacting with a concertgoer on his “Boy Meets World Tour.” In the footage, he was heard saying, “You got on that hot ass scarf right there. You gonna have to take this off. You gotta turn this motherf*cker up. That sh*t, you gone have to come out that sh*t.”
Claims quickly spread on social media that the woman in question wasn’t wearing any ordinary scarf, but a hijab. He’s since been ridiculed online for supposedly being disrespectful. But now the rapper is setting the record straight.
In an Instagram post on Friday night, Drake wrote, “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,” said the performer.