Drake is a multifaceted phenomenon with a sizable following in the music industry. The Drake vs. Fake Drake issue, however, has been making headlines for months. It appears that the controversy will finally come to a conclusion. Now Drake has served a cease-and-desist notice and forced Fake Drake to change his name.
Fake Drake has been ordered to change his name after Drake served him with a cease and desist notice. On Monday, October 24, Fake Drake, formerly known as Izzy Drake, posted a picture of a warning from Drizzy’s OVO Sound record label on Instagram. The letter, which was sent on Thursday, October 20, called attention to unauthorized media fabrication and use of OVO.
“Notice to cease and desist. 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 inacceptable.”
“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.”
Despite receiving the cease and desist order, Fake Drake changed his name to Izzy Famous. Fake Drake even took the initiative to wish Drake happy birthday with no bad feelings.
“Happy birthday to the greatest artist in history and my biggest inspiration. 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.”
Prior to his October boxing battle with YouTuber M2thak, Izzy Drake claimed Drake threatened to smack him while the two were in Miami. However, according to a mutual Las Vegas professional gambler acquaintance, Fake Drake had previously said that Drake wasn’t concerned about being impersonated.
“I pulled up to Drake’s hotel room, let’s just say it wasn’t very inviting. They tried coming at us, they just tried coming at us so I ended up texting him, telling him about the fight and he said that he’s gonna go up and slap me for free.”
“He got in contact with Drake and Drake was just like, ‘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.’ He didn’t really give a fuck, you know? That was the whole thing. I’m just being humble, I’m doing my thing. I got kids – I’m doing this shit for my family.”
For event appearances in November 2021, he allegedly received $5,000 in addition to travel and lodging expenses. Folks alleged they couldn’t afford the hitmaker, so they hired a fake Drake to appear instead.
“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.”
Fake Drake, however, now goes by the name Izzy Famous. What do you think about Drake attempting to change Fake Drake’s name? Is it justifiable? Let us know in the comments. Keep checking Thirsty for more updates.
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