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Woman arrested carrying knife near Drake’s mansion in Toronto while he was home


A woman allegedly armed with a knife was arrested near Canadian rapper Drake‘s mansion in Toronto while he was home and ‘hit a private security officer with a metal pipe,’ reports said on Tuesday.

The woman, who has not yet been named, was allegedly confronted by the ‘Hotline Bling’ rapper’s security outside of the mansion’s gate around 4.50pm, the New York Post reported.

Toronto Police responded around 5.30pm with seven police cars and and EMS vehicle, The Toronto Sun reported. 

A woman allegedly armed with a knife was arrested near Canadian rapper Drake’s mansion in Toronto while he was home

Drake's mansion sits on a two-acre lot and boasts about 35,000 square feet with two saunas, a massage room, a screening room and a full-sized indoor basketball court

Drake’s mansion sits on a two-acre lot and boasts about 35,000 square feet with two saunas, a massage room, a screening room and a full-sized indoor basketball court

The woman was reportedly detained by police before she was able to step foot on Drake's sprawling estate and - who was home at the time of the incident

The woman was reportedly detained by police before she was able to step foot on Drake’s sprawling estate and – who was home at the time of the incident

The woman allegedly struck a private security officer with a metal pipe and the guard’s injuries remain unknown, police sources told the outlet.

TMZ reported that woman was detained by police before she was able to step foot on Drake’s sprawling estate and that he was home at the time of the incident.

The outlet contested the report in The Toronto Sun and claimed that its sources said that the woman was not carrying a knife and a guard was not hit with a pipe.

DailyMail.com has reached out to the Toronto Police Services for clarification and additional comment.

‘A female adult that was carrying a knife has been arrested. She did not gain any kind of entry into the property and there were no injuries,’ cops told The US Sun.

‘It is not clear what she was doing at the residence but she had no communication whatsoever with the homeowner.’

Drake’s mansion sits on a two-acre lot and boasts about 35,000 square feet with two saunas, a massage room, a screening room and a full-sized indoor basketball court.  

The estate, dubbed ‘The Embassy’, was built in late 2019 and is worth $100 million, according to RealEstate.com.au. Drake had purchased the property in 2015 for $6.7 million and had it remade.

‘Because I was building it in my hometown, I wanted the structure to stand firm for 100 years. I wanted it to have a monumental scale and feel,’ Drake told Architectural Digest

‘It will be one of the things I leave behind, so it had to be timeless and strong.’

A photo from Instagram shows Drake's basketball court inside his sprawling Toronto mansion

 A photo from Instagram shows Drake’s basketball court inside his sprawling Toronto mansion

Drake shows off his mansion in his new music video 'Toosie Slide' while on home isolation

Drake shows off his mansion in his new music video ‘Toosie Slide’ while on home isolation

A screenshot from Toosie Slide shows the inside of Drake's mansion with Kobe shirts

A screenshot from Toosie Slide shows the inside of Drake’s mansion with Kobe shirts

The home also boasts an awards room from his days as an actor on Degrassi: The Next Generation to his four Grammy Awards

The home also boasts an awards room from his days as an actor on Degrassi: The Next Generation to his four Grammy Awards

Drake is pictured inside his kitchen, which includes the first stove from Rafauli¿s new line for La Cornue

Drake is pictured inside his kitchen, which includes the first stove from Rafauli’s new line for La Cornue

Interior designer Ferris Rafauli told the outlet that ‘the structure is a proper 19th-century limestone mansion.’

‘This isn’t stucco, paint, and fake gold. That’s not what Drake wanted, and that’s not what I do,’ Rafauli said.

The mansion includes a great room with 44-feet high ceilings anchored by a concert grand piano made by Bösendorfer and designed by Rafauli with Japanese artist Takashi Murakami.

It also includes a copy of Lobmeyr’s Metropolitan chandelier which was designed by Hans Harald Rath exclusively for the Metropolitan Opera in New York City in 1963 as a gift to the United States by the Republic of Vienna.

The home’s canary yellow lounge is seen in videos for his songs including ‘Toosie Slide’ include lavish furnishings made from dyed ostrich skin and mohair to macassar and bronze, according to Architectural Digest.

According to the outlet, his favorite spot in his crib is his 3,200-square-foot master-bedroom suite.

‘The bedroom is where I come to decompress from the world at the end of the night and where I open my eyes to seize the day,’ Drake told Architectural Digest. 

‘The bed lets you float, the shower lets you escape and gather your thoughts, and the closet makes you want to talk to yourself while you’re getting dressed.’

The bedroom suite includes a 4,000-pound tub made of black marble carved from a single block and a two-story closet displaying his Hermès Birkin bags.

There’s the world-class recording studio, which Drake likens to ‘eccentric 1970s studios mixed with Annabel’s in London’; 

The home also boasts an awards room from his days as an actor on Degrassi: The Next Generation to his four Grammy Awards.  

In 2019, CTV News reported that Drake had been granted an exemption to Toronto bylaws which allowed him to build extra high fences around the sprawling Bridal Path property. 

Drake was granted special permission to build his fences at twice the height allowed, according to the outlet.

‘Everyone knows where he sleeps and where he eats and that has really freaked him out,’ Drake representative Brad Rafauli said at the time.

‘The attempts of getting into this property is daily and nightly.’ 

Outside, Drake has spent more than $1 million on tall trees that run along the fences and boasts a 10-car garage for his auto collection. 

In 2017, a fan broke into his $7.7 million Hidden Hills home in Southern California and was found wearing a hooded top owned by Drake in one of the home’s six bedrooms.

That fan, who insisted she had permission to enter the gated home, claimed she only helped herself to the rapper’s assortment of chilled soft drinks and mineral water.

LAPD officers were called and the 24-year-old woman was arrested and charged with a felony burglary.

Drake reportedly had his lawyer contact the Los Angeles County District Attorney and ‘make it clear he will not cooperate in any prosecution’ of the woman, TMZ reported at the time. 



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