Drake’s team have finally responded to a viral rumor that the Honestly, Nevermind rapper was arrested during a stay in Sweden, on Thursday, July 14. Drake had documented his trip to Europe on his Instagram Story. Despite many fans getting the phrase “Free Drake” to trend, his team denied that he’d been arrested, in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.
A number of fans shared memes on Twitter, responding to the rumor that Drake had been arrested, including YouTuber DJ Akademiks. Fans shared videos to demonstrate how they’d planned to release the rapper. One fan posted a video of someone punching beer bottles, and wrote, “Me training to free Drake from prison.” A number of fans also wrote about asking President Joe Biden to help “Free Drake,” even though the rapper is Canadian.
The trend began when a fan on Instagram had claimed that the Certified Lover Boy rapper had gotten busted for smoking marijuana during his stay, according to Hot New Hip Hop. It’s unclear why the rumor even started, but Drake’s team assured fans that the “Hotline Bling” star was safe and sound in his hotel room. Drake had posted a glimpse of his amazing hotel room, complete with champagne to his Instagram Story on Thursday.
Rumors aside, Drake seems to be thriving on the heels of his latest album Honestly, Nevermind, which dropped back in June. He tapped his pal Tristan Thompson to star as his best man in the music video for his latest single “Falling Back,” when the record dropped. Aside from his own tunes, Drake has shown off his love for some of the classics he grew up with, like when he dropped in for the Backstreet Boys’ Toronto concert to join them in a very special rendition of 1999’s “I Want It That Way.”
Aside from the new music, Drake also announced that he was planning an amazing summer music festival with an announcement on Wednesday. He shared plans for Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, and Lil Wayne to all join him for the epic showClick to Subscribe to Get Our Free HollywoodLife Daily Newsletter to get the hottest celeb news.