Drake has fans on the edge of their seats waiting for the release of his fourth album Views From the 6, but it seems one fan was a little too eager.
According to The Star, on Monday [April 5] Drake was arriving in his hometown of Toronto via helicopter when he spotted amateur photographer Matt Small taking his picture through a chain linked fence. Small states that once Drake noticed him snapping his picture, Drake approached him, asking him to delete the picture “out of respect.”
“He was in my face, saying, ‘You need to delete those pictures out of respect,’ ” Small said. “I said, ‘You’re not respecting me right now man, you’re in my face harassing me.’ ”
It was at that point when, according to Small, Drake turned on his worst behavior and removed his fur coat and scaled the fence. Once on the same side, a member of Drake’s entourage reportedly asked Small to identify himself.
Referring to himself as a “nobody,” Small said he explained he wasn’t part of the paparazzi, but Drake wasn’t trying to hear it. Small states Drake got in his face then began taking pictures of him, repeating “I got you” when a member of Drake’s entourage attempted to grab the memory card from Small’s phone.
Feeling threatened, Small states he called out for help and asked for someone to call the police, when an onlooker approached and attempted to intervene. The onlooker states that he was then advised by Drake to tell Small to “give us his memory card and delete his pictures and whatever pictures he may have too.”
After both men refused, that’s when they state Drake turned around and walked to his limo and they retreated to their vehicles. But just like a Meek Mill diss, Drake wasn’t done. Before exiting the premises completely, Small states Drake pulled up in a black Cadillac Escalade next to him, staring at him.
Despite having some seemingly rough encounters, Drake’s still the man on the charts. With his Taylor Swift lip synced Apple Music commercial, Drake has seen a 431 percent increase in sales and streams for his hit collaboration with Future, “Jumpman,” since the commercial debuted on Friday. In addition, the number of plays for Apple Music’s curated #gymflow playlist shown in the commercial has gone up by 325 percent, making it the No. 5 playlist of the week, reports Adweek.