A teenager is apologizing after pulling a hoax involving a request to have Drake perform at a wedding.
The 16-year-old fan spoke to “Roz and Mocha” on Wednesday to apologize for the hoax.
An Instagram account called “drake_wedding” was recently created on Instagram. The account only has one post. “Guys! It would mean the world to me if you guys could help me achieve this goal!” the user, Jacob Hawk in Washington, posted. “I made this account so I can surprise my fiancée!”
So what is the goal? The account shared a screenshot of an apparent Instagram DM the user had with Drake. “Hey Drake! My Fiancee and I are getting married on Sept. 22 and she is your biggest fan and I wanted to surprise her,” the DM reads.
“How many likes or follows for you to perform a couple songs at our wedding?” the unidentified user asked. “It would mean the world to us.”
According to the screenshots, Drake actually replied. “First off, congrats on getting married!” reads what appears to be a reply from Drake. “And 1 million likes and 100,000 follows. Good luck.”
The post has now hit the target. However, some are questioning the validity of it all. In response, drake_wedding has posted a screen recording of the DM to try and prove its authenticity.
Hawk then chatted to Roz and Mocha on Kiss 92.5, insisting: “It’s real, surreal, but it’s real.”
He added when asked if he’d chased it up since with the musician: “Every day since he sent that DM I’ve tried hitting him up. He hasn’t responded yet. He hasn’t seen it either.”
However, Drake himself shared some evidence proving the whole thing was a hoax cooked up by a teenage fan.
“Hey Drake,” the fan wrote, with a screenshot of the exchange shared in Twitter. “Sorry it blew up like this I’m a 16 year old from San Antonio and never meant for it to be like this. Huge fan of you. You can have my account if you want. I don’t know want to do.”
Drake captioned the screenshot, “Instagram is a disturbing place.”