People are cancelling Drake for kissing and groping a 17-year-old fan
7 January 2019, 11:32 | Updated: 7 January 2019, 15:12
Can the music industry just stop being so damn problematic for one sec?
People are calling out Drake after footage of him kissing and groping a 17-year-old girl has been unearthed.
In the video, which was reportedly taken at one of his performances in Colorado back in 2010, Drake appears to pull a young woman from the audience up on stage with him. He grabs her for a dance, gives her a shoulder massage, and begins planting kisses on her neck. The "In My Feelings" rapper then looks like he is reaching over to touch her boobs, before breaking away because he'd get in "trouble". Drake – who would have been about 24 at the time – then asks how old she is, leading her to reveals she's only 17.
According to the Guardian, the age of consent in Colorado is 17, but people are still understandably concerned by the video.
"I can't go to jail yet, man! 17?" he joked. "Why do you look like that? You thick...look at all this." He then goes on to say, "Well look, I had fun. I don't know whether I should feel guilty or not, but I had fun. I like the way your breasts feel against my chest. I just want to thank you." So, so wrong on many levels without her being underage.
Now you'd think he'd probably want to stop there, but no. He puts down the mic, grabs her hands to kiss them, and then kisses her cheeks, forehead, and lips before sending her on her merry way.
drake kisses underage girl, learns she’s underage, then kisses her again but this time feels her breasts pic.twitter.com/oLkxZccHiS— SPOOK GOD ALLAH (@thespookgod) January 4, 2019
Obviously, people had thoughts about the video and Drake was slaughtered on Twitter.
Drake saying “damn you 17? I don’t wanna go to jail... but why you look like that? Why you so thick??” Is exactly how grown ass men interacted with my underage ass for my whole adolescence 🤢🤢🤢— Blueface’s Biggest Stan (@tallasstaylor) January 5, 2019
Ever since that Milly Bobby Brown incident @Drake has been cancelled for me. Now he be kissing 17 year old girls on stage knowing they’re underage. Is that enough for y’all yet? Or are you guys gonna keep turning a blind eye just because you think he’s hot?— brennita (@bitchinbrenna) January 5, 2019
17 yr old girl:— Blac_twyda (@BlacTwidder) January 5, 2019
Drake: How old are you ?— Heavyonit💯🍪 (@tajli_) January 5, 2019
So the girl told drake she was 17(sounds like what she said) he still proceeded to comment on her physical appearance, express how her breasts felt good on his chest and then he kissed her on her lips.... you sick motherfucka 🤦🏾♂️ https://t.co/Y3Rnn7QgSl— Kip Ali (@KipAliOfficial) January 5, 2019
Drake is a whole entire piece of shit for this— Ketchup, Mustard, or Both?! (@FeministaJones) January 5, 2019
After she reveals she is underage...
"Why you look like that?"
"Awwww man I can't go to jail!"
"I don't know if I should feel guilty but I had a good time"
And talks about how good her breasts felt
17 year old girl: *exists*— Sebas CGO (@Ttamborero) January 5, 2019
Now, this wouldn't be the first time Drake has been pulled up on his "inappropriate" behaviour with young women.
Last year, people found it creepy that he was texting Stranger Things actress Millie Bobby Brown, 14, "about boys", although Millie did come to Drake's defence saying: "Why you gotta make a lovely friendship a headline? U guys are weird" and then "I'm very blessed to have amazing people in my life. U don't get to decide that for me".
Drake has yet to respond to the new video. We'll update this story as soon as he does.