Drake, 32, is under fire after an unsettling old video of the rapper kissing and caressing a 17-year-old girl at a Colorado concert in 2010 resurfaced on social media this week. The rapper (above in 2015) was 23 years old at the time that the video was taken
A disturbing video shows Drake brazenly flirting with a 17-year-old girl on stage at a concert, kissing her neck, wrapping his arms around her from behind and telling her: ‘I like the way your breasts feel against my chest.’
The clip surfaced on Twitter one day after Lifetime’s docuseries Surviving R. Kelly sparked social media discussions about misconduct by artists.
Twitter user @thespookgod first shared the video in which the rapper, whose real name is Aubrey Drake Graham, can be seen dancing with a fan as he performed on stage in Colorado in 2010 – when he was 23.
The innocent encounter takes an unsettling turn when Drake spins the girl around and stands directly behind her, intimately stroking the side of her neck as he says into the microphone: ‘I told you I like your hair, right? What is this? Herbal Essences? Smells fresh.’
He puts the mic down and places one hand on her shoulder and caresses her back with the other before leaning down to kiss her neck as the crowd cheers uproariously.
The rapper then drapes his arms across her chest and appears to rest them on her breasts as the girl stands straight upright with her arms firmly at her sides as though she is uncomfortable.
The video, shared on Twitter by @thespookgod on Thursday, shows Drake dancing with a fan on stage before spinning her around and standing directly behind her. He appears to run his fingers across her upper back and strokes her neck as he compliments how her hair smells
The rapper then appears to plant a kiss on the girl’s neck as the crowd cheers enthusiastically, egging him on. The girl stands with her arms pinned to her sides, not returning his affection
The clip surfaced on Twitter one day after Lifetime’s docuseries ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ sparked social media discussions about misconduct by artists. The program explores Kelly’s decades of preying on young girls, featuring emotional testimonies from a number of his victims. The R&B artist is pictured in 2013
Drake pics up the microphone and tells the encouraging crowd: ‘Y’all are going to have me getting carried away, I get in trouble for s**t like this.’
Turning back to the girl, he asks: ‘How old are you?’
She responds: ’17,’ and Drake makes an exaggerated show of disappointment as the crowd erupts even louder.
‘I can’t go to jail yet, man!’ he shouts. ‘Why do you look like that?!’
‘Well look, I had fun. I don’t know whether I should feel guilty or not, but I had fun,’ he continues.
‘I like the way your breasts feel against my chest. I just want to thank you.’
He sends her off with a kiss on the hand, then both cheeks, then the forehead and finally the mouth.
Drake turns to ask the girl how old she is, to which she she replies: ’17.’ He doesn’t hold back any of his disappointment, exclaiming: ‘I can’t go to jail yet, man! Why do you look like that?!’
Drake says: ‘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.’ He then kisses her on the hand
The rapper sends the girl off with a kiss on both cheeks followed by a kiss on the mouth, eliciting raucous cheers from the audience
The video has been retweeted more than 18,000 times as users criticize Drake, now 32, for behaving inappropriately toward someone so young.
The original post did not specify when or where the video was taken, leaving many speculating whether his conduct could have crossed legal lines.
One Twitter user wrote: ‘Wow…that is textbook indecent sexual contact with a minor. It’s not only a felony it also carries jail time and being registered as a sex offender. It doesn’t matter if she consented either. If she’s really a minor Drake should be rounded up, charged and thrown in jail.’
However, Colorado’s age of consent is 17, and the rapper was only five years older than the girl when the video was recorded.
In a second tweet, the original poster wrote: ‘Drake following R. Kelly’s steps too closely … guy is suffering from multi-personality identity crisis.
‘Chick told him she underage and he still kissed her 20 times in 3 seconds.’
The post from @thespookgod followed several tweets about ‘Surviving R. Kelly’, indicating that the docuseries gave him the idea to share the video of Drake
He makes a direct comparison between Drake and R. Kelly in a tweet replying to the first post
Many Twitter users pointed out that this is not the first time Drake has been suspected behaving inappropriately toward young girls.
Last fall, reports emerged that the hitmaker was dating 18-year-old model Bella Harris, whom he’s known since she was 16.
‘Welp no one is surprised he was waiting for that 16 yo turn 18 before he dated her so the perviness is real [sic],’ one Twitter user replied to the video.
Around the same time Drake received backlash for his texts conversations with 14-year-old actress Millie Bobby Brown as many deemed it inappropriate for him to be talking to the Stranger Things star about boys.
‘Between this & Millie Bobby Brown are we gettin him up outta here now or waiting for the “Surviving Drake” documentary to come out in a decade? [sic]’ another user wrote.
The original post did not specify when or where the video was taken, leaving many speculating whether Drake’s conduct could have crossed legal lines – which he did not
The Twitter reply above sums up the general feeling of the thousands who’ve commented
Many Twitter users pointed out that this is not the first time Drake has been suspected behaving inappropriately toward young girls. The tweet above refers to his alleged relationship with 18-year-old model Bella Harris, whom he’s known since she was 16
In September, Drake received backlash for his texts with 14-year-old actress Millie Bobby Brown as many deemed it inappropriate for him to be talking to the Stranger Things star