Recently Drake received a lot of backlash after reportedly telling a fan wearing a hijab to take that “hot ass scarf” off. Some people found it funny while others did not. Drake has now released a statement regarding the incident.

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Drake says the fan was not wearing a hijab.

He says,

“I make a point every night to end my shows on a time of unity and love so, to find out that I am being utilized in a fake media story about me disrespecting Muslims is devastating to me. At my show I’m the O2 in London I was talking to 4 women one of whom was wearing a jacket and a winter scarf, I made a comment about taking off the scarf because I enjoy a friendly banter with the fans. I am well aware of what a hijab is and I would never make a disrespectful comment like that in my life towards someone who is wearing one. I am proud that my closest friends and fans come from all different religions and races, perhaps whoever made up this story should spend more time learning about other cultures and less time trying to divide us.”

AKA this was all false. Glad Drake clarified this.

Source: Complex