Drake joins the growing list of artists whose performances are interrupted by fans throwing objects.
The “God’s Plan” rapper abruptly quit Thursday’s show at the Barclays Center in New York City after someone threw an electronic cigarette on stage. Drake took it easy – but also advised the fan to pull themselves together.
“Did you throw a vape here?” Drake asked the crowd: as seen in viral footage from the event. “Who threw that? Who threw the vape? There’s no way you’re taking life seriously if you think I’m going to grab these vapes and smoke with you at the friggin’ Barclays Center.”
He continued, “You need to do a real life evaluation.”
The Canadian entertainer began twirling the vape device as the concert-goers looked on. Eventually he picked it up to take a closer look and announced that it had a lemon-mint flavor.
The tour, which aims to promote his ‘Her Loss’ album with 21 Savage, then headed to Montreal – where Drake said he preferred bras to phones.
“Before I move on to the next song, I just want to say that this is the first phase that I’ve gone bra-free and I’m deeply disappointed.” he said. “But don’t start throwing around with shoes, phones and things like that!”
Although megastars like Drake often have underwear and other objects These recent incidents, thrown at them as a token of appreciation, are markedly different — especially when they shut down the shows.
Last month, singer Bebe Rexha was also hit by a cell phone and a Pink fan threw some cremated remains on stage. Throwing weird objects has become so common that Charlie Puth has spoken out against the “dangerous” trend.
Meanwhile, Miranda Lambert recently pulled out of a show to berate viewers for taking selfies instead of enjoying the music. LL Cool J later told Lambert to “get over it.”