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Rapper Drake faces controversy after video with 17-year-old from Denver

The clip from a 2010 concert in Denver has been met with backlash

John Wenzel
The Denver Post
Drake performs at the Ogden Theatre in Denver on May 17, 2010.
Joe McCab

Rapper Drake, who never seems far from a professional beef or bit of controversy, is being criticized for his behavior with a fan who said she was 17 years old on stage at Denver’s Ogden Theatre in 2010.

The concert, clips of which resurfaced on social media last week, included a moment where the then-23-year-old Canadian rapper, singer and actor brought a young female fan on stage between songs during the May 17 concert.

Bree Davies, the show’s reviewer at the time for The Denver Post’s music site, Reverb, wrote this of the encounter:

“After lubricating his audience with plenty of sweet talk, Drake finally topped himself: He handpicked a woman from the audience and brought her on stage, warning her briefly about what was about to unfold. The man who had, just moments ago, flipped his tongue ever-so suggestively at the crowd was now pulling the lucky girl in close, whispering in her ear while they slow danced. The theater seethed with jealousy as Drake nibbled on her neck, kissed her forehead and eventually kissed her lips. After sufficiently romanced, he asked her age, to which the girl replied ’17.’ ”

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