Watch Drake Celebrate The Launch Of His New Album By Getting Kicked Out Of The VIP At Kanye’s NYC Concert
Last night NYC’s hottest event was Kanye West’s concert at the Flatiron. Our boy Bucky from ANIMAL was there and managed to sneak into the VIP only to find Drake and his entourage. After a few minutes of milling around like he was supposed to be there the cops showed up to boot them all from the VIP area.
Why is this all significant? Because while Drizzy and his crew were being treated like nothing more than a bunch of plebeians, Drake’s new album ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late‘ dropped, and was absolutely blowing up the Internet.
Bucky managed to grab footage of the entire exchange between Drake and the cops:
Hordes of people who gave zero fucks about the plummeting temperature packed Manhattan’s Flatiron Plaza on Thursday night to see rapper and artiste Kanye West perform in his fancy new sneakers. The police had it barricaded like a parade route. To get in, concertgoers had to show a ticket or a special lanyard. I had neither.
But I saw an opportunity in at one of the police-manned entrances on Broadway. There was lots of activity, so I milled about waiting for the right moment. Suddenly, an entourage of over a dozen people deep showed up. They started negotiating with concert staff and after some back and forth, the group was waved in. I followed their lead like I was part of the crew. Only minutes later would I realize that they were with Drake.
The shrieking of female fans tipped me off. That, and the four or so bodyguards surrounding him at all times. Then came the insufferable selfie requests. “Drake, please, one selfie, please,” asked a young woman. Some committed the ultimate faux pas, asking the rapper to get on stage — as if he was supposed to be performing, or that his distance from the main stage was his personal preference. “Drizzy get up there man, c’mon!” someone said. “Yo, get up there!”
Towards the end of the show, the NYPD decided to clear the lane and told Drake’s people (and me by proxy), that we all had to move. His posse, unable to convince the officers of their significance, was told to get on the other side of the barriers. They begrudgingly complied and again I tagged along.
Lost in all this hooplah were the bros who worked in the building across the street who saw the opportunity to troll the shit out of Kanye by making a sign in their windows:
For more pictures from Yeezy’s concert you can head on over to ANIMAL New York.
Or you can stick around and watch Drake (and his crew) get treated like a bunch of nobody’s over and over and over again: