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MGK Reveals Drake Was Initially Going to Portray ‘Fake Drake’ in His New Movie, Explains Why It Didn’t Happen

Written by on May 18, 2022

Machine Gun Kelly said he was close to getting Drake to portray a “Fake Drake” figure in his new film, and added that he and Mod Sun joked about “Fake Drake” long before rapper doppelgängers began taking over the internet.

During a recent Audacy Check In, Mod Sun and MGK chatted about their upcoming directorial debut Good Mourning, and said Drizzy had expressed interest in appearing in the film. Ultimately, scheduling conflicts prevented it from ever happening.

“Drake was initially going to be Drake in the movie, and the schedules kept [conflicting,]” MGK said at the 7:19 mark of the interview. “Every day that Drake could actually do it, cause when you shoot a movie every day is planned, and so we had it where, ‘Oh Drake could come this day this is what it’s gonna be,’ and the house owner couldn’t let up their house for that night, and it had to be at this place because we were very like set on every location that we found.”

He continued, “The second time when Drake could do it, he was in Toronto, and he was like, ‘If you send a jet we can get there on time,’ and we were like, ‘ahh but this isn’t a Marvel movie budget.’ We would have to spend the whole movie budget on this jet.”

The Tickets To My Downfall rocker went on to say that he and Mod Sun penned a “Fake Drake” joke long before Izzy Drake began charging $5,000 a night to pose as the 6 God in nightclubs.

“Dude, we wrote the Fake Drake joke way before a Fake Drake ever went viral which is what trips me out,” MGK added. “So much of the movie, like we wrote the [Avril Lavigne] jokes way before he ever started dating Avril. So many things happened after we wrote them. So like, Fake Drake we had shot months and maybe a year before a real Fake Drake started poppin’.”

Check out the full interview up top and check out a trailer for Good Mourning, which stars Becky G, Dove Cameron, Pete Davidson, Megan Fox, and Whitney Cummings.

Source: Complex


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