Is Drake OK? Knife-wielding woman arrested after storming into rapper's $100M home and beating guard with pipe
Although we don't yet know if Drake was home at the time of the incident, police are treating the case as if he was
Drake has been a victim of a wild break-in. While Drake continues to be one of the most successful rappers of the modern hip-hop era, it is not uncommon that his financial status makes headlines. But this time, his wealth has paid off, no pun intended.
According to reports, a stalker tried to break into Drake's $50 million mansion, wielding a knife with a clear intent to harm or cause trouble.
Drake moved into the $50 million mansion last year. Conceptualized by Canadian architectural and interior designer Ferris Rafauli, the 50,000 square-foot house boasts numerous amenities, including an NBA regulation-size indoor basketball court crowned by a 21-square-foot pyramidal skylight, a Bösendorfer concert grand piano designed by Rafauli and Takashi Murakami. One of the highlights of his mansion is the 3,200-square-foot master bedroom suite, with an additional 1,100 square feet of covered terrace. There's also a 4,000-pound bathtub of black marble carved from a single block. Equally dramatic is Drake’s two-story closet, adorned with amethysts hardware, a rock crystal, and seating that is upholstered in diamond-tufted shearling with polished nickel studs.
During an exclusive interview with Architectural Digest last year, Drake said, “Because I was building it in my hometown, I wanted the structure to stand firm for 100 years.” He explained, “I wanted it to have a monumental scale and feel. It will be one of the things I leave behind, so it had to be timeless and strong.”
According to the Toronto Sun, a woman allegedly struck a security guard with a metal pipe as she tried to get into the rapper's Bridle Path mansion on Tuesday, March 30. Seven police cars and a Toronto EMS vehicle responded to the estate around 5.30 pm, but it is currently unclear how serious the guard's injuries are. Bystanders at the scene noticed police were securing evidence, including the knife and metal pipe.
The woman has been arrested and has since been taken to 33 Division. A Toronto Police Department source told The Sun that “It is not clear what she was doing at the resident, but she had no communication whatsoever with the homeowner.” They haven’t released any information yet on the potential charges the woman is facing.
Is Drake okay?
Drake hasn't spoken of the incident on his social media yet, but it looks like he hasn't been harmed by the perpetrator. A source said that she "did not get anywhere near Drake,” adding, "In fact, the intruder did not make it past the front gate."
“She did not gain any kind of entry into the property, and there were no injuries," said the Toronto Police source. Though it’s currently unknown whether the rapper was home at the time of the incident or not, police are treating the case as if he was.