Drake denies reports claiming he 'forced' fan to remove hijab

| Updated: Feb 12, 2017 10:35 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 12 (ANI): Drake, who was being accused of disrespecting a Muslim woman at his concert, has recently responded to the backlash and said that the woman was wearing a winter scarf, not a hijab. The 'Hotline Bling' rapper was apparently the target of a "fake media story" that claimed he told a woman at his O2 show in London to take off her hijab, when in reality, he says he suggested she take off her scarf. "I make a point every night to end my shows on tones of unity and love so, to find out that I am being utilized in a fake media story about me disrespecting Muslims is devastating to me," Drake wrote in his Instagram post. "At my show in the 02 in London I was talking to 4 women one of whom was wearing a jacket and a winter scarf, I made a comment about taking off the scarf because I enjoy friendly banter with the fans." "I am well aware of what a hijab is and I would never make a disrespectful comment like that in my life towards someone who is wearing one," he added. "I am proud that my closest friends and fans come from all different religions and races, perhaps whoever made up this story should spend more time learning about other cultures and less time trying to divide us." (ANI)
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