Tyler, the Creator’s Disappointment: Examining Fan Behavior Towards Drake at Camp Flog Gnaw Festival

On Sunday, November 10th, Drake made an unexpected appearance at Tyler, the Creator’s Camp Flog Gnaw Festival, but the reception he received was far from warm. Despite speculation that Frank Ocean would be the headliner due to his close relationship with Tyler, the audience booed and whistled at Drake, leading him to cut his performance short by 30 minutes.

The grace with which Drake handled the situation was remarkable and in a recent post on Instagram he responded to what happened humorously, saying “Plot twist…just signed a 10 year residency at Camp Flog Gnaw sorry kids see you EVERY SINGLE YEAR till you are 30”. He also said to a friend that it was “a moment of humility”.

Tyler, on the other hand, was severely disappointed by his fans and took to Twitter the next day to express this. First, he changed his Bio:

Screenshot of his Twitter Bio

Then he outright addressed the situation and called his fans out.

Tyler, on the other hand, expressed severe disappointment in his fans through a Twitter post the following day. He updated his bio to reflect his dissatisfaction. The fact is, the audience’s disrespect towards Drake was also disrespectful towards Tyler, who intentionally chose him as the headliner. Not only does this disrespect Tyler’s musical taste, but it also tarnishes his reputation.

The thing is, even if you’re not necessarily a fan of someone, this is just not how you treat people. It is rude, arrogant, spoiled, and completely out of line.

I’m glad Drake took it lightly but this type of behaviour should never be condoned and it can be harmful too. So practice empathy. And even if you don’t love the artist performing you should have respect for their work and their art. Although Drake handled it well, such behavior should never be encouraged as it can be both harmful and damaging. Let us practice empathy and demonstrate respect for artists and their work, even if they may not be our personal preference.

‍The audience received their deserved consequence when they stood there, looking like a group of clowns waiting in vain for Frank Ocean. Hopefully, they have learned a valuable lesson and perhaps gained some human decency in the process.