A Drake impersonator known as ‘Fake Drake’ has said that he wants to organise a boxing match with the real Drake. The rapper’s doppelganger has been having a wail of a time attending nightclub events and fooling members of the public into thinking he’s the genuine Canadian star.
Opening up about this important public service on the We In Miami podcast, ‘Fake Drake’ said: “I’m challenging Drake to a boxing match. I just signed with Celebrity Boxing. If you win, I’ll change my name from Izzy Drake to just Izzy, you know.”
On the other hand, if the real Drake loses the fight he’ll have to give the ‘Fake Drake’ $1 million and sign him to his OVO label. When asked to explain his motivations, the copycat said: “’cause I’m just trying to feed my family.”
Back in May, ‘Fake Drake’ claimed that, despite his appearance as Drake at various high-profile public events, his style and personality are entirely his own. Taking to Instagram, the fake rapper said: “This is just who I am. I’m just like, I’m just going with the flow, you know? I didn’t ask to become famous.”
‘Fake Drake’ has also been brave enough to argue that his haircut, cut into the same heart- shape as the real Drake’s, was his own invention.“I’ve had the heart for like a year and a half,” he insisted. “Nah, ’cause I have the heart because you know, if you do things with your heart it’s come back.”
While all this is going on, the real Drake has been promoting his new album Honestly, Nevermind, which recently broke an Apple music record within an hour of release. The hit record is Drake’s eleventh US Number One album, which places Drake above Kanye West and Eminem for the most Number Ones in Billboard 200 history. Drake is currently in a tie with Bruce Springsteen and Barbara Streisand for third place, just below The Beatles (19) and Jay Z (14).