UPDATED Oct. 14, 4 p.m. ET: The fan who recently won a Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon at Drake's It's All A Blur Tour show in Toronto has not received the luxury vehicle.
As reported by HipHopDX, the mother of the winner's friend claims he couldn't take the car back home, as the prize wasn’t transferrable to the United States.
“Their discussion with my son and his friend went on for nearly an hour, trying to come up with some way that he could accept the car,” the woman shared. “After nearly an hour talking to these people, the winner was told, ‘No, you absolutely cannot take the vehicle – and the winning prize (the vehicle) is not transferable.’ They had previously been discussing ways to possibly transfer the vehicle to a Canadian citizen.”
She continued: “Those leading the contest should have been able to tell the winner up front, right away, that the prize was absolutely not transferable. Instead they went back and forth about it, and in the end, my son’s friend walked away with nothing, and they both missed the last hour of the concert!!! Absolutely ridiculous!! Handled very unprofessionally in my opinion.”
The woman added that though she appreciates Drake's generosity, the situation "left two of his fans very unhappy and disappointed after they drove over three hours to Toronto and paid for a hotel room and concert tickets."
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Fresh off offering to cover the medical bills for a fan with MS, the For All the Dogs rapper gifted one lucky fan a Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon at the last night of his hometown stint in Toronto on Saturday. While it's unclear which type of G-Wagon the fan will receive, it's worth noting that the retail price for a 2023 G550 SUV is listed at $139,900.
“This is what I’m gonna do,” Drizzy said to the crowd. “I’m gonna pick a winning ticket out of this drum here. I want everybody to be super-quiet.”
Of course, it isn't the first ime Drake has showcased his generosity on his It's All A Blur Tour by gifting fans with luxorious items.
Over the past few months, Drizzy's gifts have included a Chanel bag, $50,000 to a fan who attended Drake's concert after being dumped by his girlfriend, and a vacation to a couple who skipped out on their honeymoon so they could see him live, among other things.
Most recently, Drake's first night in Toronto on Friday was highlighted by him offering to cover medical expenses for a fan recently diagnosed multiple sclerosis. In addition, the Toronto rapper announced plans to pay college tuition for seven people in the crowd.
Check out the videos of the aforementioned pair of deeds in the below tweets.