Rap superstar Drake is being drawn into another controversy involving violence and Muzik nightclub at city-owned Exhibition Place. A veteran autograph seeker, Pedro Sacadura, is suing the Toronto native, along with Muzik and unnamed members of Drake’s entourage. Sacadura alleges the men beat him up outside Drake’s official 2014 OVO Fest after-party. He is seeking $100,000 in personal injury damages. The lawsuit names Muzik Club, Hypnotic Clubs Ltd., Drake, and five unnamed Drake associates. According to the statement of claim filed in Ontario Superior Court, Sacadura was behind a metal barricade outside Muzik’s VIP entrance when a member of Drake’s security team made derogatory remarks to his friend. Sacadura loudly voiced dissatisfaction to the man who picked up one of the metal separation barriers and forcefully swung it, hitting the legs of both him and his friend. When Drake emerged from an SUV, Sacadura moved towards the metal separation barrier and called out to Drake, requesting that he autograph his album, but without warning the man allegedly backhanded Sacadura’s arm.
Have you approached a celebrity for an autograph? Did you have a hard time?