Drake has opened up publicly about the shooting that took place at his recent OVO Festival in Toronto, resulting in two people killed.
“The last few days I have been in a moral bind,” the rapper wrote on his October’s Very Own blog. “I am used to the fact that my life and the things I say to my fans are closely watched. It’s tough in situations like this where there’s a tragedy and I consider the advice of my trusted advisors and counsel who worry that anything I might say could be misinterpreted. However, today I am choosing to follow my heart.”
He goes on further to state that he is “plagued and pained by the violence that continues to escalate in our city. I stare into the eyes of so many young people and I wish to see them all shine as bright as they possibly can in this lifetime. I encourage my generation to show as much value and gratitude as you can for the lives we have been gifted.”
Read Drake’s entire open letter below.