Drake Speaks Out After 14-Minute Private Jet Flight Sparks Outrage

Dominic Smithers

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Drake Speaks Out After 14-Minute Private Jet Flight Sparks Outrage

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Drake has spoken out after he was heavily criticised for taking a 14-minute flight recently.

The rapper was recently outed for allegedly having taken an incredibly brief trip in his private jet earlier this month.

'Celebrity Jets' tracked the 38-mile journey between Toronto and Hamilton, Canada, and posted a screengrab of it to Twitter, revealing that it used a colossal 1,522 litres of fuel and four tonnes of CO2 emissions.

The story was then picked up by The Guardian, which included it in a round-up of other celebs who had also taken incredibly short trips in their jets, including Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Floyd Mayweather and Mark Wahlberg.

Sharing the story,Toronto-based tech reporter Temur Durrani said: "Canadians will complain about climate change then pay thousands to go to the next Drake concert, acting like he isn’t taking his private jet on flights from Hamilton to Toronto."

Echoing the disgust, someone else wrote: "Drake just flew 14 minutes on his private jet and made 4 tons of CO2 emissions. That’s the same amount of emissions the average person makes in a year. It would have taken an hour to drive the same distance. This is criminal."

While another added: "Maybe it’s time we started a conversation about a frequent flyers tax here in Canada.

"When it comes to highly-polluting air travel, the planet can’t afford the lifestyles of the rich and famous."

However, while most took this to be a pretty open and shut case, Drake has now spoken out and given his side of the story.

Commenting on a post to Instagram from Real Toronto News, the 35-year-old said it wasn't an actual trip.

He said: "This is just them moving planes to whatever airport they are being stored at for anyone who was interested in the logistics.

"Nobody takes that flight."

This comes after Jenner was branded 'selfish' on social media for taking a 30-minute flight on her $70 million (£57 million) private jet.

The reality TV star flew in her Bombardier Global 7500 aircraft with partner Travis Scott and their two children, along with her mother Kris Jenner and her boyfriend Corey Gamble from Calabasas to Palm Springs, 140miles away.

Like Drake, the 24-year-old was subsequently called out by many online, who were sickened by the journey.

Taking to Twitter, one critic penned: "Kylie Jenner taking a $70 million jet for a thirty-minute journey????? Okay, girl, ruin the planet some more."

"It’s rich people like her who are literally killing the earth we live in. So selfish", a second commented.

UNILAD contacted Jenner's rep for comment.

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Topics: Celebrity, Drake, US News, Canada, Travel, Environment, Music, Entertainment

Dominic Smithers
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