Drake’s crew has denied reports that the musician was detained on Thursday in Sweden (July 14).
Thursday night, rumors on the internet gained traction indicating that the singer of the famous song “Honestly, Nevermind” had been detained by law enforcement at a Swedish nightclub on marijuana-related charges. In Sweden, marijuana is forbidden.
Drake is now in Stockholm, Sweden, and earlier this week, his “Air Drake” Boeing 767 private plane was seen making an airport landing in the Scandinavian nation.
The allegations, however, proved to be untrue; Drake’s team and the Swedish police both confirmed that the rapper had not been detained. Drake was in his hotel on Thursday night, according to his staff.
“FYI: I talked to Swedish police and they told me Drake is not currently in their custody. (That was the only info they would give),” HuffPost senior editor Philip Lewis tweeted at midnight on Friday (July 15).
Rapper Drake would not have been the first to encounter legal issues in Sweden. A$AP Rocky spent the most of July of 2019 incarcerated in the Scandinavian nation after getting into a fight with two local males, along with him and his crew, on the streets of Stockholm.
After a high-profile trial, the Harlem native was convicted guilty of assault but was spared jail time and handed a suspended sentence. It was revealed earlier this month that former President Donald Trump, who at the time demanded Rocky’s release, threatened economic sanctions against Sweden due to the rapper’s detention.
G-Eazy was detained in Sweden in 2018 on charges of violence, drug possession, and drug usage. The resident of the Bay Area received probation and a $10,000 fine after entering a guilty plea.
Drake can now focus on his freshly announced October World Weekend: Road to OVO Fest Tour after the reports of his imprisonment were disproved. The event, which will take over Toronto’s Budweiser Stage on July 29 and August 1, promises appearances from Lil Baby and Chris Brown as well as a Young Money reunion with Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne.