Many fans in attendance expected Frank Ocean as the surprise performer, but instead, the Toronto rapper took the stage to perform a short set.
“They told me to come out and maybe do, like, two or three songs for y’all tonight, but I’m gonna ask your permission because I know this is your festival. I’m gonna ask your permission if I can stay up here and turn up with you for a little longer tonight,” Drake said to the crowd in the footage.
“Like I said, I’m here for you tonight,” Drake said. “If you want to keep going, I will keep going tonight. What’s up?
“If you want to keep going, I will keep going tonight,” Drake said as the crowd continued to boo and scream: “No!”
“It’s been love. I love y’all. I go by the name of Drake, thank you for having me,” Drake said before exiting the stage 20 minutes early, according to Billboard.
Many Drake fans called the moment “painful” to watch.
Drake took to Instagram to address the incident, letting Camp Flog Gnaw fans know they will see him “EVERY SINGLE YEAR.”
Host Tyler, the Creator also addressed the situation with a series of tweets defending Drake.
“I thought bringing one of the biggest artist on the f–king planet to a music festival was fire! But flipside, a lil tone deaf knowing the specific crowd it drew. Some created a narrative in their head and acted out like a–holes when it didn’t come true and I don’t f–k with that,” the Igor rapper wrote.
He continued: “This n—a did feel no ways! Song is beautiful. Also, mostly everyone was having a great time, those sh–s in the front area were the ones being made rude, which, I can see why, but, nah, f–k that, y’all represented me and Flog to my guest and made us look sooo entitled and trash.
“That s–t was life mob mentality and cancel culture in real life and I think that s–t is f–king trash,” he tweeted.
“N—a did feel no ways! That song is beautiful! Most guys don’t do album cuts! Thank you Aubrey!” the Potato Salad rapper wrote.
“Like, I love that song and thought that would never happen….. he really did that for me and I appreciate it because he did not have to come at all, see our worlds come together was so great in theory,” Tyler, the Creator continued.
“Year 8! Love,” he wrote about his annual festival.
“Again, thank you Drake (I’m f—ing pissed Hotline Bling was next that’s my f—ing s–t. I’m gonna play that in the shower right now) <3,” Tyler, the Creator tweeted.
“OK Last tweet, I was in the front, and I hear “TYLLLERRRR!” and I look to my left and this girl, red face, puffy, waterfall of tears looked into my soul and said, trembling with anger “… What… the .. f–k!…. is this sh–!” N–a I turned away so quick she was pissed bro,” he wrote in his final tweet.