The Canadian rapper, 30, made the promise after the incident which happened as he performed in front of tens of thousands of fans at the London O2 Arena on Wednesday night (February 1st), the second date on his Boy Meets World tour.
Drake had invited Travis Scott, 24, on to the stage to perform his single ‘Goosebumps’. As he bounded down the walkway, he suddenly disappeared down a hole in the stage that contained a huge globe that rises out from the floor as part of Drake’s stage show.
Drake offered his fans a refund after Travis Scott's on-stage fall caused a major part of the production to stop working
Scott was uninjured after Drake had helped lift him to safety, as he was soon up and dancing as the show continued. However, the globe no longer functioned, leading Drake to offer a refund to all the fans present. He promised he’d do the gig “for free” and that he would “deal with it later”.
“I’m doing this s*** for free tonight. I don’t give a f***,” he told the cheering crowd. “Because, you know what? It’s real love in here tonight. I don’t give a f*** about none of these people f****** up. I’m giving all their s*** back.”
It’s not clear whether Drake was actually being serious about the refund, but many gig-goers are confident it means they really will get their money back. “Still laughing at Travis Scott falling through that hole tbh cheers pal I just saw Drake for free!” one fan on Twitter, in a happy mood about what had happened, wrote later that night.
The production snafu comes just a few weeks after Drake was forced to postpone the opening handful of dates on the Boy Meets World tour because of “unforeseen production setbacks”.