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Take Cover, Drizzy!

Drake was forced to employ some evasion tactics when objects from the audience were thrown at him while he was onstage

Not even the 6God is safe from getting pelted while on stage.

While performing in Detroit as part of his It's All a Blur Tour this past weekend (July 8th-9th), the Canadian artist had to duck and cover to avoid getting hit by flying shoes, hats, and bras by audience-members.

"Oh sh*t!...This not what we wanna see, a big-*ss shoe. This what I need you to do, Detroit, this what I need to you do, please, for me. I’m so grateful to be back in this building with you after all this time that we had to sit in the crib, right?" Drake declared over the mic.

"Please stop throwing bras up here, I can’t — I feel like I’m on clean-up duty tonight… t*tty clean-up duty. This is crazy."

This was not the first time that the Honestly, Nevermind rapper had been showed with fans' clothes mid-performance. Last week while in Chicago, Drizzy had been struck by multiple bras, and at the time, seemed rather amused by the variety of bras that had chucked into his proximity.

"Oh yeah, this is definitely how I like it right here...Damn, shit. Some knocks — who’s is this by the way? This yours? 38DD, never let me down before. Nasty," Drake stated.

Unfortunately for Drake, he would also be hit by a cellphone thrown at him from the crowd, though he merely continued with his performance unfazed.

Drake now appears to be the latest in the string of recent incidents of artists being pelted by miscellaneous objects while performing on stage. Some notable examples of this include singer Bebe Rexha getting hit in the face by a phone and having to cancel her show to recieve medical-care, country artist Kelsea Ballerini receiving a bracelet to the face, rapper Lil Nas X avoiding a sex toy tossed to the stage, and singer P!nk discovering a bag thrown onstage by a fan to be the ashes of the audience-member's mother.

What specifically has initiated this trend of performers being bombarded by random objects from the audience is not totally clear, though one can guess that the allure of social media clout combined with the growth of "stan" culture may have contributed towards fans feeling emboldened to engage in such behavior.

As the trend has been gaining more notoriety and more high-profile artists have fell victim to the such situations, perhaps there will be more precautionary measures taken to prevent what has happened to Drake and others from proceeding to occur. How extensive such actions would be is up in the air, but as more people choose to litter the stage with their phones and undergarments, the potential of some extreme-measures being taken is likely to grow.


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