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Drake Speaks Out After OVO Fest After-Party Shooting


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Drake is finally addressing the fatal shooting that took place at an official after-party for the OVO Fest in Toronto earlier this month.

The Canadian rapper expressed his remorse in an open letter posted on his OVO blog, after learning two people were gunned down during an even he was hosting at the Muzik nightclub during the early morning hours on August 4.

Drizzy begins his lengthy post by stating he was initially conflicted about whether or not to talk publicly about the situation.  “The last few days I have been in a moral bind,” he writes. “I am used to the fact that my life and the things I say to my fans are closely watched. It’s tough in situations like this where there’s a tragedy and I consider the advice of my trusted advisors and counsel who worry that anything I might say could be misinterpreted.”

After extending his condolences to the victims’ families, the rapper adds: “We need each other to further our communities for generations to come. I pray for better times and better understanding.”

The shooting occurred on August 4 around 3:30 a.m. where three additional victims were also left wounded. The double homicide remains unsolved.

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