Rapper speaks about online hate
michael baggs
10:48 1st October 2013

Drake has hit out at Twitter, claiming the social network is 'terrible' and warned people against believing what is written online.

The Canadian star has spoken of the abuse he has recieved online, saying that a follower once tweeted him saying he hoped his mother died on her birthday.

"Twitter isn't real, by the way," Drake says in a new CRWN interview, presented by MySpace. "There's no gauge on real life on twitter. That's a terrible medium to exist in. You can enjoy it. You can even indulge in it. Just don't live your life by that weird code on that Internet program.

"When it stopped being real to me was on my mom's birthday. I'll never forget," he says of the abuse. "It was all these people being like, 'Happy birthday to your mom.' And then, I saw some guy be like, 'Yo, I hope your mom dies in a car crash tonight.' I was just like, 'Why am I reading this? What is going on? Who is this guy?'

"Obviously, I just went to his page because I was just like, 'Fuck him.' Obviously, he just had a Tyler, the Creator sweater on. He was just 13 years old, just jerking off to Grand Theft Auto and shit. I just encourage you to live your life and be great."

Below: Drake live at Liverpool Echo Arena