Drake was booed off stage because he wasn’t Frank Ocean
A surprise appearance by Drake at Tyler, The Creator’s festival this weekend was cut short by fans frustrated that the mystery guest wasn’t queer artist Frank Ocean.
The Canadian rapper proudly walked onstage only to be met with a deluge of disappointed guests who shouted “No!” to his arrival at the Camp Flog Gnaw Festival.
His performance as a headline slot was split between Lil Uzi Vert and A$AP Rocky.
However, footage spilled onto social media showing Drake cutting the Californian concert slot short after relentless boos hit hard, supposedly bellowed by Ocean fans.
Tyler, the Creator, reportedly walked off stage after Drake was booed off.
“I’m here for you tonight. If you wanna keep going, I will keep going”, Drake told fans in one video.
Here’s a video from Camp Flog Gnaw.
Drake: “I’m here for you tonight. If you want to keep going, I will keep going. What’s up?”
Some fans boo loudly. One yells “No!”
Drake seemingly cuts his set short & ends the show there. “It’s been love.”pic.twitter.com/n1BYrvLThc
— Andrés Tardio ✍? ? (@AndresWrites) November 11, 2019
However, mobile phone footage showed fans drown out the rapper with a reasoning “No!”
Shortly after, the rapper pulled the plug on the performance.
“Look, it’s been love. I love y’all,” he said.
“I go by the name of Drake, thank you for having me.”
Fans pressured Drake to shutter slot as they wanted Frank Ocean.
An official reason for the cut-short set has not been released by festival organisers.
Yet fan speculation suggested it was because gig attendants demanded Ocean instead of the ‘Passionfruit’ rapper.
Several clips showed fans screaming in seeming agony at Ocean not making an appearance.
According to some fans, attendees allegedly booed not only Drake, but fellow headliners A$AP Rocky and Lil Uzi Vert.
After Drake left the stage, supporters in his inner circle – such as Jaden Smith and Yachty, as well as Tyler himself – walked out backstage.
They walked out, then all the other guests walked out like yachty and jaden smith + friends of performers. That’s when it was pretty obvious the whole thing was over. Everybody still stayed in disbelief tho, then they asked/told everybody to leave— Ogo???? (@NerdyNigerian97) November 11, 2019
Several fans have alleged that the wave of dismissal was because fans wanted the ‘Thinkin Bout You’ singer.
soooo, the crowd at Camp Flog Gnaw booed Drake, Uzi, and Rocky off stage because they were mad the surprise guest wasn’t Frank Ocean? Who hurt ya’ll?— Daniel Dudley (@DDisBORED) November 11, 2019
Other acts on Sunday’s line-up included Brockhampton, H.E.R, YG and Blood Orange.
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