Drake came under fire on social media yesterday after it was reported that he took at 14 minute flight from Toronto to Hamilton.
The CelebJets Twitter account which tracks private jet flights of celebrities, reported that the Toronto superstar took a very short flight from Toronto Pearson (YYZ) to Hamilton International Airport (YHM) on July 12 which consumed 2,694 lbs (1,222 kg) of jet fuel. The cost of fuel was approximately $2,729 while the jet emitted around four tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the air.
Drake's Jet Landed in Hamilton, Ontario, CA. Apx. flt. time 14 Mins. pic.twitter.com/DeN1Wxh2MD
— Celebrity Jets (@CelebJets) July 22, 2022
Of course, plenty of users criticized Drizzy over the move which contributes to the pollution. “I think we need to as a society have a conversation about whether we should be allowing these private flights to be happening in the first place,” climate campaign coordinator Ian Borsuk said during an interview with City News Toronto.
After being subjected to criticism, Drizzy has responded on Instagram, saying the flight isn’t being used to fly but rather it’s flying to the location it is being parked at. “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” the “Sticky” artist wrote.