Shooting outside Drake's Toronto mansion amid rap feud

Police are investigating a shooting outside rapper Drake's mansion that left a security guard seriously wounded.

Authorities did not confirm whether Drake was at home at the time of the shooting, but said his team is co-operating. The shooting happened around 2am on Tuesday in an affluent neighbourhood of Toronto, Canada.

Toronto Police Inspector Paul Krawczyk said video of the shooting had been recovered and the guard who was wounded remains hospitalised.

Police investigate a shooting outside the Toronto home of rapper Drake
Police say it is too early to determine the motive of a shooting that wounded a security guard. (AP PHOTO)

In recent weeks, Drake has been engaged in a rap feud with Kendrick Lamar, with each artist dropping diss tracks attacking the other.

Krawczyk was asked whether the feud was a factor in the shooting and he said while investigators are aware of it, it was too early to discuss motive.

Drake, born Aubrey Drake Graham, is one of the best-selling artists of the modern era. He began his career as a child actor on the popular teen program Degrassi: The Next Generation before setting his sights on music, dropping some of the most influential albums of any genre in the 2010s.

The Hotline Bling performer was named Spotify's most streamed artist of the decade, has won five Grammy awards, and is often credited for ushering in the new era of hip-hop where rappers sing, weaving R&B sensibilities into the genre.