A man is impersonating rapper Kanye West in order to use his clout to get into clubs and events in Hollywood. According to a video posted by DJ R-Tistic, he found the fake Kanye outside one of his events with an entourage and asked him to play some of the actual Kanye’s best songs.
“Yooooo there’s been a fake Kanye running around Hollywood,” R-Tistic wrote, sharing a photo of the alleged culprit. “He came to an event I did yesterday and brought an entourage who told the door man he was Kanye. He even came up n asked me to play ‘his’ music.”
TikTok user @Travque also spotted the fake Kanye walking around Hollywood and uploaded their interaction to social media. The social media creator kept shouting “Whose man’s is this?” at the fake Kanye who was casually drinking at an event at the time.
Kanye however is not the only rapper to have someone trying to capitalize off their clout. Last year, a Drake imitator named “Izzy Drake” appeared and clubs and events pretending to be the Toronto rapper. However, Drake ended up sending “Izzy Drake” a cease and desist order for his actions.
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“Notice to cease and desist,” the letter began. “Dear IzzyyDrake, this letter serves as a notice of your unauthorized use of the trademark, ‘OVO’ to promote your brand and likeness, as well as your unauthorized fabrication of media which is Per Se damaging and defamatory to our brand. Your conducted actions are unwarranted, unwelcome, and unacceptable.”
It continued: “In addition, this shall serve as a pre-suit letter demanding that you provide us written assurance within 7 days that you will cease and desist from making any further factually untrue statements involving OVO Sound and/or Drake, and that you will no longer fabricate media that portrays the aforementioned Trademarks. Thank you for your cooperation.”
Izzy Drake shared the letter on Drake’s 36th birthday and told him he would follow through in changing his name as a birthday present.
“Happy birthday to the greatest artist in history and my biggest inspiration,” he wrote. “I got this cease and desist letter from OVO couple days ago and as a respectful b day gift to @champagnepapi I changed my name from IzzyyDrake to Izzyyfamous. More life my OVO brother @preme @bakanotnice @tvgucci.”
However, in Kanye’s case, he has not responded to the fake Kanye’s behavior.