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Drake has been slammed on social media, after an old video surfaced of the Toronto rapper kissing and fondling a 17-year-old girl went viral.
Friday night, the footage made its rounds on Twitter. In the fan-captured video, Drake stands with a young woman onstage as he touches and kisses her for several seconds. Then, the “Nice For What” lyricist asks how old she is. When the young woman responds that she’s 17, Drake throws his head back in astonishment.
“I can’t go to jail yet, man!” he laughs. “Why do you look like that? You thick. Look at all this.”
He continues, “‘I don’t know whether I should feel guilty or not, but I had fun. I like the way your breasts feel against my chest. I just want to thank you.”
Before sending her offstage, Drizzy kisses the young fan’s hand several times. According to The Sun, the video is from 2010, when the OVO founder would have been about 24, and filmed in Colorado, where the age of consent is 17.
The footage has ignited into a firestorm of controversy, with people comparing Drake’s behavior to that of R. Kelly‘s alleged predatory behavior with under-aged girls. The video arrives on the heels of Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly docuseries, which details decades of accusations of sexual abuse against the R&B crooner.
Neither Drake or his camp have responded to the video at this time.
Last year, Drake was also criticized after it emerged that he and 14-year-old Stranger Things actress Millie Bobby Brown have a texting friendship in which the rapper gives Millie advice about “boys.” Brown was offended at the insinuation, writing on her Instagram Story, “Why u gotta make a lovely friendship ur headline?”
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