There’s a man somewhere outside posing as Drake, and he’s making BANK doing it.
XXL Mag reports a 22-year-old Toronto man who goes by the name Izzy claims he’s “fake Drake.” The publication reports Izzy said he makes $5,000 for event walk-throughs, posing as fake Drake.
Fake Drake goes all out to achieve the “Drizzy” look. He’ll get the same haircut and study his moves. Izzy said, “I’m touring. I’ve got some music events I gotta show up to. People DM me like, ‘Hey, you wanna come to my event because I can’t pay Drake—he’s too expensive. I’ll pay you $5,000.’ $5,000 just to show up. They pay my Airbnb, they pay the flight, they hook it all up.”
Izzy claims this started when he took a trip to Miami, it’s unclear exactly when. He said, “So I took a vacation to Miami [and] I showed up to Lil Wayne’s performance—it was in Miami. So I showed up, was just partying. A lot of people, a lot of attention on me.”
The 6 god impersonator claims the real Drake doesn’t mind. Hip Hop DX reports Izzy met someone in Vegas who allegedly knows Drake personally, and the MC reportedly said he doesn’t care. Izzy claims Drake said,
“It doesn’t bother me, it doesn’t affect me. Let the guy get his bag. It’s not affecting me. If you think it’s gonna go wrong if you’re posting him on your [Instagram Stories] and everything, just keep the peace.”
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