Resurfaced video shows Drake kissing and fondling a 17-year-old girl on stage
Drake has been slammed as "predatory" by thousands of people online after a video on social media showed him kissing and groping a 17-year-old girl onstage.
The 94-second clip, reportedly taken during his concert at the Ogden Theatre in Denver, Colorado, in 2010, shows the rapper wrapping his arms around the young girl's chest and telling her he likes the "way [her] breasts feel" against him.
The resurfaced video starts with the then-23-year-old dancing with the unidentified fan onstage, before turning her around and telling her how good her hair smells.
Standing behind the teenager, he continues to move her shirt to kiss her on the neck and wrap his arms around her chest as the crowd cheer.
Claiming he was getting "carried away", he confesses to his audience that he "gets in trouble for sh*t like this", before asking the girl how old she is.
Upon hearing she is 17, the God's Plan star reacts with shock, exclaiming "I can’t go to jail yet, man! 17! Why do you look like that? You big! Look at all this!"
He continues: "I had fun, I don’t know whether I should feel guilty or not, but I had fun. I like the way your breasts feel against my chest. I just want to thank you."
Drawing excited screams from the audience, he then kisses the teenager's hand, forehead, cheeks and lips, before letting her leave the stage.
The footage has shocked people on social media, with many naming his actions inappropriate and uncomfortable to watch.
"So the girl told drake she was 17 (sounds like what she said) he still proceeded to comment on her physical appearance, express how her breasts felt good on his chest and then he kissed her on her lips.... you sick motherf*cka [sic]," wrote Twitter user @KipAliOfficial.
Another user named @hannibalshands claimed the incident made her feel "physically ill", saying: "He felt her up before asking her age. He finally asked, she told him she was a minor and he commented on how much he liked feeling her breasts. ppl cheering too ew. u can tell 1 guys uncomfy but thats it [sic]".
Drake, who is now 32, did have some defenders, who pointed out that there was "only" a six-year age gap between the musician and the teen, also arguing that the legal age of consent in Colorado is 17.
However, many people on social media rejected both rebuttals, claiming that Drake's behaviour was inappropriate regardless.
Twitter user@zoelove1302 stated the Nonstop rapper had put pressure on the young girl to say yes, claiming she hadn't been given the option to refuse.
"She's not really given a choice as to whether or not she wants that. like how are you supposed to go on stage at a drake concert and then tell drake no...theres pressure on her to say yes," she wrote. "in front of thousands of people rejecting a celebrity would have been incredibly stressful ESPECIALLY as a teenager [sic]".
It's not the first time the In My Feelings star has been questioned for his behaviour with young women. In September, he was blasted for both his relationship with 14-year-old actress Millie Bobby Brown and his rumoured romance with 18-year-old model Bella Harris.