Drake has been praised for sticking up for his female fans after the rapper stopped a gig in Sydney, Australia mid-song to threaten a male concert-goer who he had spotted groping women in the crowd.
The 31-year-old rapper was performing last night when the incident took place, with Drake seemingly spotting a man make unwanted advances towards his female fans.
In a clip that was originally shared to Instagram by another woman in the crowd, Drake stops his performance of ‘Know Yourself’, telling the man: “If you don’t stop touching girls, I will come out there and f*** you up.
“I’m not playing. If you don’t stop putting your hands on girls, I’m gonna come out there and f*** your a** up.”
The crowd cheered as Drake issued the warning, although it is unknown whether the man was removed from the venue.
Drake’s actions were widely praised on social media, with many taking to Twitter to thank the star for speaking up:
my new favourite video is the video of drake stopping mid song and shouting at a man for groping a woman
— helena smiles (@helenamilesaway) November 16, 2017
drake, THANK YOU!!!!!!! when will this STOP?? girls should be able to go wherever they want to enjoy themselves without having to worry about being harrassed and/or assaulted i can't believe this is even a thing i'm having to write
— s (@xofrompakistan) November 16, 2017
Okay so why do guys feel the need to grope a woman non consensually EVERYWHERE. Even at concerts when y’all just trying to enjoy a bit of @Drake GROW UP your not entitled to us. Thank you Drizzy we appreciate your calling out #stopdoingthis #drakeempowers #Whatwouldmomsay
— ACT • Blog (@ACuppaTess) November 16, 2017
I just saw a video of @Drake telling a scumbag in his audience to stop groping females. Thank you sir. We need more men like you to advocate for us. Dangerous times have males feeling way too comfortable mistreating women. Thanks for having our back!!!! #RealTalk
— Lydian Miller (@LydiansLens) November 16, 2017
ok but drake really stopped ‘know yourself’ to get the respect a woman deserves
— ovo ana ⁶ (@AnaMtzBalde) November 16, 2017
Drake is yet to publicly comment on the incident and Yahoo Celeb UK have contacted his reps for comment.