Drake is a busy guy. So unlike the rest of us plebeians we can’t expect him to sit in bumper-to-bumper traffic gridlock on the Queen Elizabeth Way when he needs to make a pit stop in Hamilton.
Still, after arriving from a jaunt in the south of France, the Hotline Bling hitmaker likely wasn’t expecting a 14-minute flight from Toronto to Steeltown to garner so much attention when he traded a stop-and-go trek around the Golden Horseshoe for a quick trip aboard his personalized plane earlier this month. despues de celebjetswhich posts info on celebrity flights, shared Air Drake’s “ridiculous” flight itinerary on social media, fans lambasted the singer for his environmental impact.
“This waste of fuel to get around the lake (is) glutinous,” one person wrote, while others labeled the music star a “climate criminal” and a “hypocrite.” We should note that Drake was likely just being dropped off at home before the plane took off again for Steel Town where he reportedly stores his wings from him.
With Toronto’s Pearson Airport ranked worst in the world for delays due to long security line-ups, several commenters praised the father-of-one for opting to park his Boeing 767 in the Hammer.
Last year, Drake announced he was partnering with Aspiration — a “financial firm with a conscience” — to reduce and offset his carbon footprint.
“It’s exciting to partner with a company that’s found an easy way to offer everyone the ability to reduce their carbon footprint,” Drake said. “Aspiration’s innovative approach to combating climate change is really inspiring and I hope together we can help to motivate and create awareness.”
According to CelebJets, the flight to Hamilton emitted four tons of carbon dioxide emissions and cost $2,729 in fuel (this came after he blew $99,590 flying from Nice to Toronto and spewed 155 tons of CO2 and riled up fans with high ticket costs to see his Road to OVO Fest tour next month).
Drake is far from the only one using private jets. Just this month, 24-year-old millionaire businesswoman Kylie Jenner was shredded on social media for taking a 12-minute flight from Palm Springs to Van Nuys in California.
“The lack of awareness is honestly astonishing,” read one of 45,000 comments on an Instagram post in which Jenner asked her followers which plane she should use — hers or partner Travis Scott’s.
Reporting on Jenner, the Daily Mail wrote, “The Bombardier Global 7500 jet traveled for 35 minutes from Palm Springs, just outside LA, to Van Nuys, near her $36 million Hidden Hills mansion on July 15. Two hours later, the mum-of-two then flew from Van Nuys to Camarillo in Ventura County, California — a trip which took just 12 minutes. Earlier, on July 13, Kylie had also flown from Camarillo to Van Nuys, a trip of just 17 minutes. She had then taken a 29-minute flight, going from Van Nuys to Palm Springs.”
The self proclaimed Certified Lover Boy also went viral after a video of him battling bees in the south of France started making the rounds. “I hate bees,” the Grammy winner joked about the exchange.
And it wasn’t just plane rides and bee battles helping Drake make headlines. After the crooner, who recently released his seventh studio album, honestly nevermindtried to shoot his shot with a stranger (identified as Dearne Cooper) while inside a St. Tropez restaurant, he was chided for his “creepy pickup move.”
“Tried to airdrop this woman a pic of herself cause she’s a dime,” he wrote along with a shrugging and a crying-with-laughter emoji, which prompted one critic to warn followers not to copy Drake’s move.
“Taking a photo of someone without their knowledge to then AirDrop to them to flirt is creepy. Don’t let Drake lead you into a restraining order,” they observed.
But it’s a nice life if you can live it. the new york post‘s Page Six reported that during his European vacation Drake and his pals stayed aboard a $660,000-a-week yacht dubbed the Coral Ocean — and after that, we certainly can’t expect him to slowly watch the world inch by on Toronto’s Gardiner Expressway .
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