Drake Reportedly Drops $1 Million at Strip Club Day After Astroworld Disaster, That’s One Way to Ease the Pain

We all cope with grief differently. Some of us curl up in a ball and rock back and forth until our bodies permanently pretzel. Others down a few drinks with friends while laughing their pain away every time a dog food commercial flashes across the baseball game. And if you’re the eighth richest rapper in the world, you surround yourself with the best strippers in Houston, shower them with a million bucks, and pray that some of that ends up paying for someone’s medical school.

If the rumors are true, Drake went full Scrooge McDuck after performing at Travis Scott’s ill-fated Astroworld, where ten people died during a crowd rush and more than 300 others were injured. Drake appeared halfway through Scott’s set before dipping out to book the nearest Dave and Busters for game night and banana cream pie.

But while pie can work miracles, nothing eases the pain of a sudden, tragic loss like the warm embrace of a stripper you just met.

To be fair, that doesn’t look anywhere close to a million dollars, and Drake was probably just keeping an appointment he’d booked the week before. Once he’d washed the smell of money off himself, Drake headed to Instagram to finally express his grief to the internet.

“I’ve spent the past few days trying to wrap my mind around this devastating tragedy,” began his post. “I hate resorting to this platform to express an emotion as delicate as grief but this is where I find myself. My heart is broken for the families and friends of those who lost their lives and for anyone who is suffering.”

Despite this tragic event not being Drake’s fault, it’s not a great look to be slapping sweaty booties with fat stacks while the names of the victims haven’t even been released yet.

Crowd surge fatalities are a reality of large gatherings. In 2015, two converging crowds at a pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia caused a whopping 2,400 deaths. In 1989, over 100 people died during the Hillsborough Soccer Stadium crush. And in 1979, 11 fans were killed at The Who concert in Ohio, a wake-up call that forced event promoters to reconsider crowd safety protocols for large capacity concerts. But despite all this, there is still no national standard for crowd safety. Just like grief, it’s every man for himself.

Cover Photo: Amy Sussman (Getty Images)


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