Drake’s security guard seriously injured in drive-by shooting at rapper’s Toronto home


A man has been left with serious injuries after a shooting outside the Canadian home of Drake, multiple outlets reported Tuesday, amid the rapper’s highly publicised beef with Kendrick Lamar.
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Key Takeaways
  • Police cordoned off the entrance to Drake’s 50,000-square-foot home in the early hours of Tuesday morning after the victim, a security guard at the mansion, was shot in a drive-by attack, CBC reported.
  • The victim was shot in the chest and underwent surgery at a nearby hospital—the injuries are not life-threatening, according to Toronto’s CityNews.
  • The suspected shooter fled the scene, but police are examining video footage from nearby cameras.
  • Police on Tuesday told reporters it was too early in the investigation to determine a movie.
  • It is unclear if Drake was home at the time of the shooting.
Key Background

The shooting comes amid a contentious beef between Drake and Lamar that has seen the pair exchange strong accusations in diss tracks released over the last several weeks.

Lamar has accused Drake of pursuing relationships with underage women and fathering a secret daughter, both of which Drake denied before claiming he and his team purposefully fed Lamar false information.

On Lamar’s most recent single, a track titled “Not Like Us” that was released Saturday night, a Google Maps image of Drake’s $100 million estate was used as cover art.

The inclusion caused some fans to label the Google Map location of the home as “Owned by Kendrick,” but the name has since been taken down. Other labels put on the house included “CertifiedKidLover,” “Kendrick’s Pool,” and “ChildMOE-lester.”


Drake frequently posts photos of his sprawling Canadian mansion and he’s rapped about living in Bridle Path, his wealthy Toronto neighborhood, for years, including one song called “7AM on Bridle Path.” In 2020, the estate was featured in Architectural Digest.

The ultra-luxury home includes an NBA regulation-size indoor basketball court, bespoke Bösendorfer concert grand piano, 44-foot ceilings and a chandelier made with more than 20,000 pieces of hand-cut Swarovski crystal.

The master bedroom suite is 3,200-square-feet, 50% larger than the average Canadian home, with nightstands that include mother-of-pearl inlays, bedding with designs by Alexander McQueen and a 4,000-pound bath tub of faceted black marble.