Drake allegedly stopped rapping after a fan fell from the second-floor balcony during his New York City performance.
According to a Twitter video provided by HipHopTies, the horrific incident occurred on Sunday night at the 36-year-performance old’s at the Apollo Theater in Harlem.
At one hour and thirty minutes into the performance, an unknown male fan fell from the second-floor balcony into the center of the orchestra pit, just after Drizzy invited 21 Savage on stage to sing their songs.
According to Insider, a member of the venue staff approached the two rappers and explained what had happened.
Drake told the crowd, “Just gotta make sure somebody’s okay,” before leaving the stage for about 15 minutes.
While the “In My Feelings” rapper was away, security guards rushed to the scene of the man’s fall to ensure his safety.
The Apollo’s lights were also turned on, and a loose light fixture was removed. The cords that had been dangling over the mezzanine wall were fastened again before Drake and Savage 21 returned to the stage to continue their performance.
Then, over the speakers, a member of the venue’s crew announced:
“Everybody is absolutely okay.”
“They are being checked on. Nobody’s hurt. But I got even better news for you: We’re at the Apollo so the show must go on.”
Drake teased the crowd after returning to the stage and joining 21 Savage in singing “Her Loss,” saying:
“I feel like they had to wait 10 minutes; we should go up a little more.”
Drake thanked his fans for coming to the stage and apologized for the delay caused by the incident before singing “Legend” to end the concert.
The first of two scheduled performances for the former “Degrassi” actor took place on Sunday at the Apollo. Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees and New York City Mayor Eric Adams were among those in attendance.
According to the music video for “Jumbotron Sh** Poppin'” from Drake’s collaboration album with 21 Savage, “Her Loss,” Drake appeared to be bragging about his $2.2 million diamond chain, which Pharrell Williams possessed.
Mike Tyson and Lil Baby made cameo appearances in the film, which also featured Drake living the high life by flaunting his pricey jewels, fast cars, and ladies’ night out.
A three-tone, 14-karat pendant chain with diamonds was one of the eye-catching pieces of jewelry he displayed.
Drake’s net worth is $260 million, so the chain does not appear to have harmed his finances.