Rapper Drake has accused staff at a Californian country club of racial discrimination. The Valley music and art festival Coachella, held in Indio, California on March 15, was much to the disdain of the rapper, who accused staff at a California country club that the Coachella racism was alive.
The “hotline bling” rapper was not a guest on the show, but was invited by rapper Future, to perform alongside with him. While in the area, he visited The Madison Club in La Quinta, a golf, spa and country club that serves a surrounding private residential community.
“The most offensive place I have ever stayed at in my life with staff who pick and choose who they are going to accommodate based on racial profiling,” he wrote on his Instagram page.
Coachella racism at the Madison club, caused quite a stir on social media, as Drake’s fans responded with fury to his accusations, posting scathing reviews of the exclusive establishment on social media.
Homes in the club’s private residential community sell for between US$4 million and US$10 million, while the club itself has a joining fee of more than US$200,000.
The Madison Club is located just two miles from the Coachella site.
Despite the sour end to Drake’s Easter weekend, he delighted fans at Coachella, performing the songs Jumpman, Gyalchester, and Fake Love alongside Future.
The Madison Club bosses were quick to angrily deny Drake’s accusations in a comment beneath his original Instagram post.
“The Madison Club Inn completely refutes the notion that it is in any way, shape, or form a racist establishment,” their response read. “This is textbook character assassination.”
It is later understood that the Madison club posted a pre apology on their website:
” We are sorry for the inconvenience. We will be issuing out a formal apology to you and the public we will also be investigating this as we do not tolerate racial discrimination.”