Footage of the annual event surfaced afterwards, and it showed the crowd being none too pleased that Tyler invited the Canadian rapper as a surprise guest.
One clip shows Drake rapping and not getting much response from the audience, which he seemed to notice and eventually addressed.
“I’m here for you tonight,” Drake told the carnival-goers, who started to boo. “If you want to keep going, I’ll keep going tonight. Well, look, it’s been love. I love y’all. I go by the name of Drake. Thank you for having me.”
Once he left, the crowd began chanting the singer Frank Ocean‘s name, whom they wanted to see instead of the “God’s Plan” writer.
The booing may be chalked up to many of the acts at the carnival being considered left of center. Drake, of course, is a straight pop star and arguably the biggest musician on the globe, and oftentimes mainstream and underground fans live worlds apart from each other.
On Monday, Tyler sent a statement via Twitter about Drake getting booed off stage and said it was dead wrong.
“I thought bringing one of the biggest artist on the f–king planet to a music festival was fire,” he tweeted. “But flipside, a lil tone deaf knowing the specific crowd it drew. Some created a narrative in their head and acted out like a–holes when it didn’t come true and I don’t f–k with that.”
“Y’all represented me and Flog to my guest and made us look sooo entitled and trash,” added Tyler. “That sh– was like mob mentality and cancel culture in real life and I think that sh– is f–king trash.
Drake’s response came on Monday and his fans seemed to love it.
“Plot twist…just signed a 10 year residency at Camp Flog Gnaw,” he wrote on Instagram. “Sorry kids see you EVERY SINGLE YEAR till you are 30 🤪.”
“I’m cryin 😂😂😂,” one follower wrote underneath.
“Looooool them kids big mad now 😂,” another one stated.
“You’re my hero,” a third person wrote.