Drake commented on an Instagram post on Tuesday containing screenshots of furious fans denouncing his plane’s recent 14-minute flight from Hamilton to Toronto, according to Page Six.
“They’re just the ones moving planes to the airport where they’re stored for whoever cares about logistics…nobody’s taking that flight,” the Canadian rapper, who owns a Boeing 767, commented on the post.
The public response came three years after Drake took his Instagram followers on a proud tour of his $185 million “Air Drake” jet. This week, the Grammy Award winner and CEO of OVO Sound unwittingly joined Kylie Jenner in being shamed online for her tactlessness over carbon emissions amid growing concerns about climate change.
Flight records for ‘Air Drake’ show he flew seven minutes, 14 minutes and 12 minute flights from Hamilton to Toronto in June and July, according to the Celebrity Jets Twitter account. Twitter users noted that the 43-mile journey could easily be done on land.
“Drake is part of the problem, taking multiple 15-minute flights to Hamilton and back as the environment crumbles,” tweeted Jesse Hawken, writer and host of the “Junk Filter” podcast. “Dude, take the GO ffs train.”
Although the rapper claimed he was not on board during the flights in question, the plane’s passengerless journeys are nonetheless contributing to the global CO2 crisis. On the other hand, Drake would likely be mobbed by fans if he traveled in public.
While Boeing 767s can seat hundreds, “Air Drake” has been internally revamped to suit the rapper’s preferences. He personally thanked Cargojet CEO Ajay Virmani in a 2019 video for making it possible.
Drake previously rented an airliner from Virgin, including on his 2010 “Thank Me Later” tour, but now joins Jenner in owning his own.
The Kylie Cosmetics founder, who was denounced as a ‘climate criminal’ after she took her private jet on a 17-minute flight from Camarillo to Van Nuys in California last week, has yet to comment on the outrage surrounding it. resulted.
Unlike Drake, she simply responded with an Instagram post featuring her and husband Travis Scott’s jet.
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