Drake was in Sydney, Australia performing at the Marquee nightclub after his third Qudos Bank Arena show when he paused his performance to utter a threat to someone that he believed was sexually assaulting the women there. He stopped his performance midway and pointed directly at an unidentified man and said: ‘if you don’t stop touching girls, I’m gonna come out there and f**k you up.’
He was standing on top of the DJ platform above the entire crowd when he isolated the man from the crowd. The crowd roared with approval as Drake stared the groper down.
Drake reiterated his point once again in the video by saying: ‘if you don’t stop putting your hands on girls, I’m gonna come out there and f**k your a** up.’ A spokesperson from The Star confirmed that a man was removed from the nightclub.
A statement read: ‘we can confirm a male was removed by Security during Drake’s performance. The Star has zero tolerance for anti-social behavior. Our commitment to providing an enjoyable and, importantly, the safest environment for all our guests is supported by world-class security and surveillance measures, including more than 2800 CCTV cameras and 250-plus security officers.’
And just as quickly as Drake’s tirade began so did it subside. He pointed at the DJ to start the music back up and just like that he was jamming out once again. The Canadian singer is set to be in Australia for a string of shows which wrap up in Melbourne on November 20th.
It was earlier this year when Circa Survive guitarist, Brendan Ekstrom, stopped his band’s performance to walk off stage in order to alert security to a case of sexual harassment in the crowd.
He later said: ‘what I saw from the stage was disturbing to me and completely removed me from the mindset I need to be on stage. It wasn’t cute. It was alarming.’