In this age and time, spreading rumors about anybody is as easy as it gets. One post and swoosh. You’re already there. And Drake is finding that out the hard way. On July 14, a rumor was in the air that he, along with members of his entourage, have been arrested in Sweden. What for? Illegal possession of Marijuana! The reports, which have not been confirmed by an official source, have spread like wildfire.
The reports about Drake’s arrest are unsubstantiated
The rumor began on Instagram. Drake and his entourage’s arrest in Sweden were discussed. The cause of the arrest was spoken of. But what was missing was an official source. Nonetheless, it gained currency and more people jumped on the rumor-mongering bandwagon. And people on Twitter came out in full support of the Canadian (not American rapper) not showering messages of well-being, but rather with memes to show their support.
Drake’s camp still has to confirm (or deny) the rumor.
Justin, not Joe: Twitter is calling upon the wrong leader to free Drake
Taking a cue from A$AP Rocky’s release from a Swedish prison after then president Donald Trump’s intervention, people are expecting the same from Biden. Twitter users are showing no restraint in sharing the hashtag #FreeDrake. And Joe Biden has been given the task of bringing the rapper back.
Joe Biden coming in to free Drake to boost his approval rating
— alex (@AlexUlrichh) July 15, 2022
But there’s one flaw. He is not an American.
Drake is a CANADIAN rapper.
Any appeal to bring him back should be made to Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, not his American counterpart.
Y’all really saying “Biden free drake” when the man isn’t from the states😭😭
— Young Jefe♛ (@Grizzlybear400) July 15, 2022
Not that Justin Trudeau bringing back Drake would be any less iconic. His fans wouldn’t care about who brings back their favorite, as long as he’s brought back.
Twitter is having its fair share of fun
While Drake’s representatives still need to confirm the incident, fans are having their fair share of fun. Here are a few iconic tweets shared on Twitter:
How I’m Pulling up to Sweden if they don’t Free Drake pic.twitter.com/7s1rm5QEXC
— north (@sushifart) July 15, 2022
— Burke Campbell (@Burkekcampbell) July 15, 2022
The rumor is similar to the story of Brittney Griner, who has been jailed in Russia for months after being found with Cannabis while traveling through an airport.
Source: Hot New Hip Hop