Drake Got Booed Off The Stage At Camp Flog Gnaw Fest
Drake made a surprise appearance at Tyler, the Creator’s Camp Flog Gnaw Fest at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, where he wasn’t very welcome by the people.
Nevertheless, Music fans are divided after a festival audience, hoping to see another performer, booed Drake off the stage after he was revealed as the surprise headliner.
fans began booing when it was revealed onstage to be Drake. “Like I said, I’m here for you tonight. If you want to keep going, I will keep going tonight,” the rapper said Sunday night, met with a negative reaction from the crowd. “Alright, it’s been, love. I love y’all. I go by the name of Drake, thank you for having me,” he continued before walking backstage.
The gig hadn’t been a complete disaster, however. Video footage of Drake’s entrance showed the crowd screaming and singing along to his 2013 single Started From The Bottom.
The star was also cheered for giving his set to Tyler, The Creator, who has been running the Camp Flog Gnaw Fest annually since 2012.
“I’m doing this for my brother Tyler, who started this [event] from nothing. That’s not easy. Tonight, I felt like I had to touch this stage because I’m proud of my brothers, I’m proud of you.” It’s not obvious why the star was booed, but a few members of the crowd can be heard chanting “we want Frank”, presumably referring to Frank Ocean who they hoped would perform.
Audience members at Camp Flog Gnaw fest soon after began chanting “We want Frank,” referring to singer/rapper Frank Ocean, whom some fans on social media had been hoping would make an appearance instead.
Fans Supports Drake
Following the show, Twitter users began sounding off in support of the rapper. “drake. I’m sorry bro,” tweeted a user. “I’m so sorry. they didn’t deserve u.”
The videos, recorded on a fan’s Instagram live stream, have since been viewed thousands of times, and artists have tweeted in support of Drake.
“Drake is one person having to give life and energy to a crowd of ungrateful people,” wrote US singer Abra on Twitter. “To try and pull off a hype/fun show in the face of a sea of humans booing at you… I can’t even imagine what that would do to my spirit.”
“Just watched the Drake video,” added photographer and radio host Michelle Grace Hunder. “That is brutal. Made me feel sick.”
“Drake handled that [situation] so raw. Respect.” wrote R&B star Kehlani on Twitter, although her post has since been deleted, and replaced with one calling Drake the GOAT (greatest of all time).
Billie Eilish’s brother reacts to Camp Flog Gnaw Fest incident
Reaction to the booing was mixed online, but one artist who scolded his hometown audience was Billie Eilish’s brother and musical collaborator Finneas.
“If you stand in the crowd and boo at one of the most influential musicians of the decade, you’re a huuuuuuuge dork and you should know that hating popular things doesn’t make you smart or interesting or cool,” he tweeted. “Go watch whoever else is on the festival if you’re so upset.”
He then responded to what was apparently a quickly deleted tweet about the recent wave of booing that has greeted President Trump, saying “Boo-ing politicians are different.
Politicians represent the American people and if you feel unrepresented, it is important to express that. Booing during ‘hold on we’re going home’ just makes you a child who wanted something else for dinner.”
Drake was booked as a surprise headliner for the Camp Flog Gnaw fest, but the fans were expecting Frank Ocean, so he got booed, as Baller Alert says.