Twitter Hashtag Attempts to Get Drake to Sing for Deceased Fan at Her Funeral
By Kevin Rutherford
A rapidly rising hashtag on Twitter today (July 14) is asking Drake a simple question: sing for a deceased fan at her funeral.
The hashtag #DrakeSingforJasmin trended Monday in an attempt to get the rapper to perform at the funeral of Jasmin Grady, 20, from Wilmington, N.C., who died Sunday morning (July 13) in a car crash.
Local CBS station WILM reported that Grady was a passenger in a car that ran off the road and overturned. She was not wearing a seatbelt.
Since her death, the hashtag has begun to receive national attention; it was reportedly Grady’s wish to have Drake sing at her funeral, according to a tweet from Twitter user @DJKGRADY910, a relative.
I wanna make Jasmin wish come true , have drake sing at her funeral 🙏—
DJ K-Grady (@DJKGRADY910) July 14, 2014
At press time (5 p.m. ET), the hashtag was still No. 1 in the United States, a spot it has been at or near for most of the day.
There’s currently no word on when Grady’s funeral will be held, which makes it difficult to determine whether or not Drake would even be able to attend at all, should the message reach him. His next major engagement is this Wednesday (July 16) as host of the 2014 ESPYs.
Grady was a student at North Carolina A&T State University, according to a story from WXII.
Drake has not yet responded on Twitter or any other social media.