Drake explains why his private jet made the 14-minute flight three times last month

drake He says there’s good reason his $185 million private jet – called the Air Drake – booked three flights of under 20 minutes last month. But this does not negate the fact that those short trips resulted in about 15 tons of carbon dioxide emissions.

The rapper received backlash on social media for using his private jet after his Twitter account Celeb Jet It reported that Drake’s plane took off from Hamilton, Ontario on July 12 for an 18-minute flight to Toronto. On June 17, the plane made the same flight again, this time at 16 minutes, and on June 28 it did so again in 14 minutes. By the calculation, each of these trips resulted in about five tons of carbon dioxide emissions.

After several outlets reported on Drake’s expensive flights between the two Canadian cities, he commented. Instagram post By Real Toronto Newz, explaining, “These are just taking planes to whatever airport they’re stowed in for anyone interested in logistics…nobody takes that flight.”

However, given the environmental toll of these flights, many climate activists still call the musician a millionaire. Ian BorsockClimate Campaign Coordinator, Ali CTV New Toronto“I think we as a society need to have a conversation about whether we should allow these private flights to happen in the first place. I think it can be really frustrating for some people when they think to themselves, you know, ‘Okay, well, I do whatever I can in my daily routine to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, like advertising for transportation, buying local produce and things like that.”

Drake hasn’t been on Air Drake recently as he’s been busy traveling around Europe on a 238-foot-high yacht called the Coral Queen, which rents for $660,000 a week. The boat features a sun lounge with a glass-bottomed spa pool, a Sky Lounge with a full-service bar and sound system, and a master bedroom with skylights and panoramic views, according to the boat. website.

And the “Falling Back” singer isn’t the only celebrity to have been questioned recently about his travel predispositions. Kylie Jenner They were also called out for recently making a 17-minute flight from Camarillo, California, to Van Nuys, a 45-minute drive. The reality star has yet to respond to these reports, however, she did to Instagram To brag about her and her boyfriend Travis Scott Each one owns his own plane.

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