A Kanye West impersonator recently tricked Florida nightclub goers into thinking he was the real Ye.
According to HotNewHipHop, the unnamed stunt double was spotted at LIV Miami Beach nightclub. He even got a local DJ to spin an AI-generated collaboration between West and Drake.
“We have Ye on fucking LIV night tonight,” the DJ told the crowd. “I’m about to play some shit I shouldn’t even have. If you want to hear Kanye’s new shit and Drake make some noise. Fuck it, let’s do it!”
Images of the fake Ye have since made their way onto TikTok: “THIS IS HUGE,” captioned one fan, which appeared to have been made by the imposter. Another wrote: “new album soon? Squashed BEEF?”
Check out the videos of the moment below.
THIS IS HUGE #xyzbca #kanyewest #newalbum #abcxyz #drake
♬ original sound – KanyeFan43
NEW ALBUM COMING SOON? SQUASHED BEEF? #drake #kanyewest #yeezy #ye #drakekanyeconcert #drakekanye #kanyedrakebeef #kanyedrake #yexdrake #kanye #kanyewesttiktok #fyp #xyzcba
♬ original sound – Eruj Abidi
Impersonator Ye, who was wearing a black baseball cap and sunglasses, was later kicked out of the club (via FACTZ).
Last month, a man pretending to be West used the “Donda” star’s image to attack several high-profile events. It is not known whether it was the same double that attracted the Miami clubbers.
The real West attended a Super Bowl after party at LIV in early 2020, according to Mail Online. He was photographed there with club owner David Grutman and American fashion designer Don C. Guests for the evening also included Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz.
In 2021, Drake’s appearance, known as “Fake Drake”, was seen at LIV, among other nightclubs and events.
The impersonator was previously reported to be earning more than £4,000 per club. Last year, “Fake Drake” has been banned from Instagram and challenged the real Canadian artist to a boxing match.
He also claimed that his style and personality were his own, despite booking various public events based on his visual resemblance to Drake.
In 2021, Kanye West and Drake settled their long-running feud when they teamed up for the Free Larry Hoover benefit concert in Los Angeles. Ye later called the ‘Honest, Nevermind’ star “the best rapper ever.”