Drake Under Fire For Rocking Hoodie Supporting Violent Hells Angels Gang
Many are focusing on Eminem’s references to Drake on his most recent album, Kamikaze, but it looks as though Drizzy may be adding another unrelated controversy onto his shoulders today. After bringing out Travis Scott to perform “Sicko Mode” a few times during his New York stops of the Aubrey & the Three Migos tour, La Flame and Drizzy Drake seem to have built quite the bond. The two have been sharing photos with one another on Instagram and one of Trav’s posts is currently being scrutinized because of the Six God’s choice of wardrobe.
A few cops in British Columbia, Canada have taken issue with the hoodie that Drake is wearing, claiming that he’s supporting the violent Hells Angels motorcycle gang by wearing it and shouldn’t be considered a role model. “It’s extremely disappointing,” said Sgt. Lindsey Houghton of the anti-gang unit, critiquing the star for wearing a hoodie with clear references to the Hells Angels. Personally, I don’t see why this is causing such an issue but many, including Houghton, believe that by wearing the sweatshirt, he’s supporting an international criminal organization. The cop continued, “This is a walking billboard for the Hells Angels and this is exactly what the Hells Angels want. They want individuals like him to wear their paraphernalia and propaganda to portray a positive image, to counteract and provide a counter-message to messages and reporting from the media and police and, quite frankly, from the victims who they’ve impacted.”
According to The Province, the hoodie features a circular slogan written, “Support Downtown Big Red Machine,” which is unfortunately not referring to WWE wrestler Kane. The numbers 8 and 1 on the apparel correspond to the eighth and first letter in the alphabet, H and A respectively, which is a well-known reference to the motorcycle gang.
Is Drake harming anyone by wearing the sweatshirt? Probably not. Are people mad about it? Absolutely.