This Is How Drake Really Feels About Getting Booed Offstage at Tyler, the Creator’s Camp Flog Gnaw Festival
Drake might have a ton a loyal fans who support his every move, but just like other celebrities, he too has come face to face with some intense hate.
This past weekend, the rapper came to realization that he can’t please everyone after he was booed during his set at the annual Camp Flog Gnaw Festival.
Though he didn’t receive a positive response to his performance, Drake isn’t letting this experience get the best of him and continues to look on the brighter side of things.
Why was Drake booed at the Camp Flog Gnaw Festival?
Drake might be a popular artist who is continuously topping the music charts, but he unfortunately wasn’t a fan-favorite at Tyler, The Creator’s annual Camp Flog Gnaw Festival.
On November 10, the rapper was met with a very cold reception from festival goers after he appeared onstage as the night’s special musical guest.
While Drake has never really been met with such a negative response while performing, it turns out that the crowd wanted a different musical artist to take the stage instead.
During his nine-song set, concertgoers could be heard shouting “We want Frank” in clips from the night, referring to singer/ Tyler, the Creator’s good friend, Frank Ocean.
Apparently, fans were convinced that Ocean was going to be the surprise musical guest seeing as though he hasn’t performed live since 2017.
In addition to this, the singer just recently released his first new song in two years “DHL,” and previewed two additional tracks, which added to fans’ hope that he would make an appearance.
After realizing that fans weren’t responding positively to his performance, Drake addressed the less-than-enthused crowd before making the decision to end his set early.
“You know, Imma tell you, like I said, I’m here for you tonight. If you want me to keep going, I will keep going,” he said while on stage. The rapper was then met with boos from the crowd as well as a few audience members telling him to go home.
The “God’s Plan” rapper then bows out gracefully by saying, “It’s been love. I love ya. I go by the name of Drake, thank you for having me,” before walking off the stage 20 minutes early.
He isn’t taking the audience’s response to heart
While being booed offstage is something no musical artist wants to happen to them, it turns out that Drake isn’t really fazed by the crowd’s negative response.
On November 11, the rapper took to Instagram to joke about the whole situation, making it clear that it’ll take a lot more than a few boos to get him down.
“Plot twist…just signed a 10 year residency at Camp Flog Gnaw sorry kids see you EVERY SINGLE YEAR till you are 30,” he wrote.
Though Drake isn’t taking the audience’s negative response to heart, Tyler, The Creator had a few words for those people who booed Drake at the festival.
“I thought bringing one of the biggest artists on the f—ing planet to a music festival was fire! But flipside, a lil tone deaf knowing the specific crowd it drew,” the “Earfquake” singer tweeted a few hours before Drake shared his post. “Some created a narrative in their head and acted out like assholes when it didn’t come true and I don’t f— with that.”
The rapper then went on to share how embarrassed he was by those concertgoers and thought that the negative response to Drake’s performance was unnecessary.
“This n— did feel no ways! Song is beautiful,” he continued. “Also, mostly everyone was having a great time, those s—s in the front area were the ones being mad rude, which, I can see why, but, nah, f— that, y’all represented me and Flog to my guest and made us look sooo entitled and trash. That s— was like mob mentality and cancel culture in real life and I think that s— is f—ing trash.”
He concluded his rant by writing, “Thank you Aubrey … He really did that for me and I appreciate it because he did not have to come at all. See our worlds come together was so great in theory. Again, thank you Drake. I’m f—ing pissed ‘Hotline Bling’ was next — that’s my f—ing s—.”