Parq Casino has reached out to XXL with a statement regarding Drake’s claim that he was profiled during a recent visit to their establishment.
“Parq Vancouver is sorry to hear about this experience and takes these matters very seriously,” says Narinder Nagra, Director of Resort Marketing. “We are required to adhere to strict regulations with respect to gaming in British Columbia. We are actively investigating this matter and have made several efforts to reach out to the guest and his team to discuss the issue. We are committed to having a productive conversation to resolve this issue.”
On Saturday morning (Nov. 3), the rapper hopped on his Instagram Story to report the incident. “Parq Casino is the worst run business I’ve ever witnessed,” he typed. “Profiling me and not allowing me to gamble when I had everything they originally asked me for.”
Once the word got out, the Scorpion rapper’s fans handled the rest and have been relentless in the comment section of the casino’s Instagram posts. “Whack ass casino… ya’ll gambled the business with @champagnepapi,” one person commented on one post.
“Issue a statement and apologize to drizzy STOOPID,” someone else added.
Others took it to the extreme. “Bro they casino is so racist they don’t even have one black person on there if you white supremacist y’all probably support trump,” someone else wrote.
XXL has reached out to Parq for a statement on the matter but have not gotten a response as of press time.
This isn’t the first time Aubrey has claimed to have these issues. In 2017, he accused The Madison Cub of racial profiling during the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. In that incident he posted on social media as well. “The most offensive place I have ever stayed at in my life with staff who pick and choose who they are going to accommodate based on racial profiling 🙌🏽 #Coachella,” he wrote.
See Drake’s post accusing Parq of profiling below.