Drake responded to “kids” booing him off the stage at Tyler, The Creator’s annual Camp Flog Gnaw music festival in Los Angeles over the weekend.
The Canadian superstar was booed off the stage at the annual concert that showcases homosexual and bisexual musicians on one stage.
Drake was a surprise guest who performed nine songs after A$AP Rocky and Lil Uzi Vert finished their short sets.
According to WENN.com, it had been rumored that rapper Frank Ocean, 32, was scheduled to perform during the evening, so when the “God’s Plan” rapper stepped onstage, he was met with a chorus of boos from the crowd.
Drake was baffled by the crowd’s low energy and tried using psychology to get a rise out of them. “I’m here for you tonight. If you want to keep going, I will keep going,” he said. But it didn’t work, as the impatient concertgoers yelled “Nooooo!”
The rap superstar politely bid the crowd goodbye and ended his set 20 minutes early. “It’s been love. I love y’all. I go by the name of Drake. Thank you for having me,” he said.
The next day, Drake addressed the entitled crowd, joking that he signed a 10-year residency for the festival.
“Plot twist… just signed a 10 year residency at Camp Flog Gnaw sorry kids see you EVERY SINGLE YEAR till you are 30.”
The reasons for the crowd’s rude reaction to Drake’s performance varied. Many say the young crowd expected to see LGBT+ musicians perform, but they got closeted rapper Drake instead.
According to Variety.com, Drake was simply too old for the entitled “young, sarcastic” Generation Z snowflakes in the audience.
“Hey, you know he is 33 now,” Variety.com joked.
Tyler, The Creator ripped into the crowd, calling them “assholes” and “rude” for disrespecting the biggest rapper on the planet.
“I thought bringing one of the biggest artists on the f—ing planet to a music festival was fire!,” he wrote. “But flipside, a lil tone deaf knowing the specific crowd it drew. Some created a narrative in their head and acted out like assholes when it didnt come true and i dont f— with that … That sh– was like mob mentality and cancel culture in real life and i think that sh– is f—ing trash.”