Fans call 'too far' on Kendrick Lamar rap feud after security guard shot outside Drake's home

Fans call 'too far' on Kendrick Lamar rap feud after security guard shot outside Drake's home

"This isn’t a playing matter... this is someone's loved one."

A man suspected to be Drake's security guard was hospitalised with serious injuries after a shooting outside the rapper's home in Toronto, Canada, on Tuesday.

Now, fans are calling for the rappers' ongoing feud to stay online and not be "taken to the streets".

The man was reportedly shot in the chest and underwent surgery at a nearby hospital, but his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Speaking at a press conference outside Drake's home on Tuesday morning, Inspector Paul Krawczyk of the Integrated Gun and Gang Task Force said officers were called to the property shortly after 2 a.m. that morning where they found a young man with a gunshot wound.

"That person was working apparently as a security guard at the residence. He was standing outside the gates in front of the residence when the shooting occurred," Krawczyk explained.

"We have individuals who obviously performed the shooting, who were seen in a vehicle," he continued. " I do not have a description of the vehicle or the suspects at this time. Again, it's very early on in the investigation."

Krawczyk added that he could not confirm whether Drake was in the house at the time of the incident.

There's no hard evidence connecting the shooting to Kendrick or his associates, but fans have taken to X (formerly Twitter) with heaps saying that if it's connected, the feud has been taken 'too far'.

"Shooting up Drake's house is taking the whole thing too far. We were enjoying the beef and records and the artistry of clever insults… if you genuinely ‘hate’ either Drake or Kendrick, then you’re your problem.," one user wrote.

Another said: "Maaaaaan, yall are doing too much when shooting at Drake's house. Can we go back to roasting and be safe? Let’s keep it off the streets for real."

"It’s crazy how many ppl are talking like this over this Drake shooting situation like someone isn’t fighting for their life. Grow up man this isn’t a playing matter atm this is someone's loved one, son, father brother etc," a third added.

The shooting comes amid an ongoing musical feud between Drake and Kendrick Lamar, who have each released a series of songs with increasingly personal verbal attacks on each other's careers and personal lives. A link between the situations has not been confirmed.

However, DJ Akademiks claimed earlier today that the shooting has caused "new music" to be delayed.

"There was supposed to be some new music today," he said while live streaming. He did not confirm if it was Drake or Kendrick who was set to release a track.

© Cover Media with additional reporting from Sophie van Soest.