Drake stopped his performance mid-show in Sydney, Australia on Wednesday (15 November) after allegedly witnessing an incident of sexual harassment in the crowd. Standing atop an elevated area, the Hotline Bling hitmaker was captured on camera issuing a strong warning to a male member of the audience, who was caught groping few of his female fans.
The 31-year-old rapper was belting out his 2015 hit Know Yourself at the after-show in Sydney when he paused to shut down a man, who was caught inappropriately touching the female fans near the front row.
"Stop that s**t," the Canadian singer is heard saying in the video, which has since gone viral on social media. Not only did the rapper call out the handsy concertgoer but also issued a serious warning.
"If you don't stop touching girls, I'm going to come out there and f**k you up," he shouts out into his microphone. He went on to reiterate the feelings, telling the man, "If you don't stop putting your hands on girls, I'm going to come out there and f**k your a** up."
The incident is said to have occurred at the Marquee nightclub after Drake wrapped up his concert at the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney. Fans present near the front row filmed the moment and shared it on various social media channels, sparking a torrent of reactions.
"I got this close to Drake threatening to jump into the crowd to start a fight with a guy groping a woman in the audience. Violence against women, 6 God says no," an Instagram user wrote, sharing the brief clip on the picture-sharing site.
While most fans were all praises for the singer for jumping in and issuing the warning, many appeared divided over his act.
One fan tweeted, "If it was staged then it brings attention to the topic. If not, it is good he stepped in and said something. The climate can get pretty whack, out here for women."
"It may or may not have been staged, but #Drake will be man of the year for defending a young lady against a groper!" another fan shared via Twitter.