Drake approves after Fake Drake gets thrown out of nightclub

Houston, Texas - Drake has given his stamp of approval after a viral video surfaced showing fake Drake being thrown out of a Houston nightclub.

Drake approves after a viral video showed Fake Drake getting thrown out of a Houston nightclub.
Drake approves after a viral video showed Fake Drake getting thrown out of a Houston nightclub.  © Collage: GREGORY SHAMUS/GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/GETTY IMAGES VIA AFP

Will the real Drake please stand up? It seems that now, he has.

If you've yet to get on the "fake Drake" train, the social media personality has been impersonating the star since 2021. While the "real Drake" hasn't paid him much mind, the faux Champagne Papi has managed to get work doing performances, club appearances, and interviews.

Now, it appears the star has definitely taken note.

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A video from DJ Akademiks on Instagram over the weekend shows promoter Chris Chizer on the mic at Area 29, calling for the imposter to be escorted out of the club.

"Fake Drake can’t be in Area 29," Chizer tells the crowd. "Fake Drake can’t be in here, he’s got to go! So he’s gotta get his a** up outta here!"

The real Drake hit the like button on the Instagram clip, seeming to approve – along with over 50,000 others.

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Fake Drake claimed the nightclub stunt was staged on the real Drake's behalf.
Fake Drake claimed the nightclub stunt was staged on the real Drake's behalf.  © Collage: Instagram/izzyydrake

Fake Drizzy has since responded on Twitter, claiming the whole incident was orchestrated to help promote the real Drake's new surprise album, Honestly Nevermind.

"We staged that sh*t," he said. "Drake needs promo."

Whether the real Drake was on board is unclear.

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TMZ spoke with Houston Ross, a promoter who shot the video. He maintained that the incident was indeed organic, and described how the club's DJs are personal friends with the real Drake, which is why seeing the doppelgänger set them off.

Drake's latest album Honestly Nevermind dropped on Friday, and is now streaming on music platforms.

Cover photo: Collage: GREGORY SHAMUS/GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/GETTY IMAGES VIA AFP

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