Violent clash with Kendrick Lamar: Who are Drake’s friends in Montreal?

Singer Drake has weighed in on the city of Montreal’s current tensions with rapper Kendrick Lamar, who noted in his latest song that he has “connections” to the metropolis. But who is it? Newspaper He looked at the question.

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“My Montreal binds to stand, not fall down / My Montreal connections stand up, they won’t fall down,” says Drake on Heart Part 6, The headline, which was released this weekend targeting Kendrick Lamar, escalates a war of words between him and the American rapper that has been going on since March.

Both rappers resume with hateful lyrics and accusations, esp Not like usLamar accuses Drake of pedophilia.

Earlier on Tuesday, we learned that Drake’s bodyguard was shot and killed near the star’s home in Toronto. It is not known whether the incident is related to the clash between the two stars.

Toronto police set up a security perimeter near Drake’s home on Tuesday.


As learned Newspaper, Drake’s connections in the metropolis come from entertainment and showbiz circles. Ziggy Eisenbaum, owner of Ziggy’s Pub in Montreal, knew the Toronto rapper when he was a cast member on the show. Degrassi: The Next Generation.


Drake with Ziggy Eichenbaum, owner of Ziggy’s Pub in Montreal in May 2022.

Photo courtesy of Ziggy Eichenbaum and taken from his Facebook page

“He came here for a weekend party about fifteen years ago and he remembered it because he came to say hello to us in 2022 after a surprise appearance. [au Festival Metro Metro]”, he remembers.

Video clips from the Montreal company

Aubrey Drake Graham, his real name, uses people from here for the production of his music videos. Colossal has signed visuals for several songs from 2020 onwards Jumbotron shit poppin’Released in 2023.

Drake’s personal trainer, Alonzo “Johnny Rox” Thornhill, is from Montreal.

Despite what many netizens seem to believe, our police sources indicate that Drake may not have had anything to do with the criminalized Montreal environment.

“Create a picture of a difficult person”

Although he has worn Hells Angels outfits in recent years, they seem to refer to a Toronto biker group.


Drake wears a Hell’s Angels sweater while hanging out with rapper Travis Scott.

Travis Scott Instagram screenshot

“Sounds like a guy who likes to project a tough guy image, just like Rap’s DNA,” says a police contact. I would be very surprised to see one of our bandits go and protect him in Toronto.

As former police officers inquired Newspaper They urge the public to avoid jumping to conclusions about celebrity influence.

“We have to be careful,” said André Gelinas, a former police officer specializing in organized crime at the Montreal City Police Service (SPVM). Someone might wear a Hells Supporter jersey, but nobody wants to die, walking around with a jacket on. […] and who is not formally a member.”

– In collaboration with Frédérique Giguère and Laurent Lavoie

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