In recent days, hundreds of thousands of people have searched the Internet for a video that originally appeared on X, formerly Twitter, in which famous rapper Drake appears in intimate poses while masturbating. A few days after the video was published, X was removed, and the platform temporarily blocked the ability to search for images or videos with the artist’s name, writes The Independent.

Rapper Drake Photo: BACKGRID / Backgrid UK / Profimedia

The image of Drake in intimate poses garnered more than 27 million views and more than 260,000 likes within 19 hours of being posted.

Drake has not publicly commented on the images that have surfaced online, but he did post a photo on Instagram from his private jet, hinting at the debate that has raged in the public space, as the video that went viral is believed to have been filmed in the plane itself is private

Rapper Drake is one of the best-selling music artists in the world and has sold over 170 million records.