Drake denies arrest rumors in Sweden

Contrary to rumors on social media, Drake was not arrested in Sweden on Thursday night.

As seen on the now-expired Instagram Stories, the « Honestly, Nevermind » artist flew to Sweden on Wednesday on his private jet – nicknamed Air Drake – for unknown reasons. The next day, Drake shared photos from his hotel room.

Fans on the internet had speculated that he was arrested at a Stockholm nightclub by police on Thursday. The artist’s team denied this, however, telling The Hollywood Reporter that the rapper-singer was safe at home in his hotel at the time.

Drake has yet to comment on the rumor. The alleged arrest sparked the « Free Drake » trend on Twitter, with many calling for his release and joking about how he was spending his time in a Swedish prison.

« Drake getting arrested in Sweden is possibly the most random thing I’ve heard all day lmao, » one user wrote.

It wouldn’t have been the first time that one of music’s biggest artists has been detained in Sweden. In July 2019, A$AP Rocky was arrested and detained in Sweden after police said he and his entourage assaulted a man.

The « Testing » rapper had claimed that two men followed him down the street and argued loudly before attacking him and forcing Rocky and company to act in self-defense.

Rocky was convicted of assault in August 2019 and given a two-year suspended prison sentence, allowing him to return home the same month. The incident became an international matter after former President Donald Trump tried to intervene – although Rocky later revealed he feared Trump would make matters worse.

« I was a little scared that Trump would mess up, » Rocky said in his « Stockholm Syndrome » documentary.

« But on the other hand, I was kind of like, ‘This is what’s happening,' » he added. « I mean, you want the most support you [can get]. When the president supports you, I felt good. For the most part, I don’t think he ever knows what’s going on in the urban communities or the urban divisions of this political s-.



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