The internet is rife with unsubstantiated claims that Canadian rapper Drake has been arrested.
The online firestorm claims the 35-year-old had been arrested for marijuana possession.
Why is ‘Drake arrested’ trending?
Despite the widespread internet rumors, the claims are not true and Drake isn’t even in custody, according to the Daily Beast.
Swedish cops said they would not say whether the rapper had been arrested, but the did confirm he was not in police custody.
“I cannot tell you anything about that but I can confirm he is not in custody,” a police spokesperson said.
The allegations were sparked on Instagram when someone claimed Drake and members of his team had been handcuffed in Stockholm, Sweden, according to one report.
The Instagram account claimed that they were allegedly found with marijuana.
The news soon travelled to Twitter.
It comes as The Hollywood Reporter confirmed from Drake’s team that the rapper had not been arrested, and was not taken away by police at a Stockholm nightclub, as initial suggestions speculated.
According to the outlet, his team said the Grammy winner “was in his hotel in the Swedish capital and had not been arrested””.
Huffington Post editor Phil Lewis dismissed the rumours on Twitter.
He said: “FRI I talked to Swedish police and they told me Drake is not currently in their custody. (That was the only info they would give).”
Fans were relieved at the news with one tweeting: “Horray” and another saying “thanks bro”.
But that didn’t stop some from sharing hilarious tweets about the fake arrest.
One hilarious tweet showed a clip of an old man trying to be hip with a number of youngsters.
Why is Drake in Sweden?
It’s not clear what has brought Drake to Sweden.
The rapper’s plane was videoed landing in Sweden on Wednesday, July 13, 2022.
Sweden arrested A$AP Rocky on assault charges back in 2019, which was the then President get involved.