Drake’s team has confirmed that the rapper has not been arrested in Sweden.
Representatives for the star told The Hollywood Reporter that rumours circulating on social media yesterday (14 July) were just that. Speculation was rife that Drake had been detained by local police at a Stockholm nightclub, with the hashtag #freedrake being used online.
The Grammy award-winning rapper, singer, and producer was in fact in his hotel in the Swedish capital and had not been arrested.
As documented in a series of Instagram posts, Drake landed at Sweden’s Arlanda airport Wednesday (July 13) lunchtime, arriving on his personal Boeing 767 jet dubbed “Air Drake”.
Local media reports claimed that he visited the hip Ostermalm neighbourhood and ate at Ciccio’s restaurant.
It’s not known why Drake is in the country — be it for business or for personal reasons.
Last month Drake released his house-inspired seventh album Honestly, Nevermind. He appeared to respond to the seemingly mixed reception of his new album by saying in a video that it’s “all good” if people don’t “get it” yet.
The record, which is his first since 2021’s Certified Lover Boy, left some fans and critics uninspired by what has been described as a house and dance album.
A video circulating online last month appears to show Drake responding to the record’s tepid response during a speech at a release party in Miami, Florida.
“It’s all good if you don’t get it yet. It’s all good,” he says in the video. “That’s what we do. That’s what we do, we wait for you to catch up. We’re in here though, we caught up already. On to the next. My goodness!”
Drake had hinted at new music in March. The record comprises 14 tracks with executive production credits going to Drake himself, his long-time collaborator Noah “40” Shebib and his manager Oliver El-Khatib, as well as Noel Cadastre and Black Coffee.