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Prankster tricks agent into listing Drake’s wild house in LA’s Hidden Hills

The YOLO Estate is not for sale

Pool party enthusiasts hoping for a chance to snag Drake’s YOLO Estate in Hidden Hills will be disappointed to learn it’s not for sale.

A listing for the home appeared on the MLS earlier this week, but as TMZ reports, the listing was bogus—the work of a prankster who listed the home on Zillow as a for sale by owner. When contacted by a listing agent, the fraudster posed as the rapper’s manager.

According to The Real Deal, the person behind the Zillow listing told the agent that Drake was on tour in London (true enough) and couldn’t personally oversee the sale. The agent then received an emailed agreement that included a forged signature (the signer was smart enough to use the artist’s full name, Aubrey Drake Graham).

Things apparently began to unravel once the listing agent tried to schedule a photoshoot for the home. Eventually, the listing was taken down, though the mysterious prankster is still at large.


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It was a bit of a shock to see the residence up for grabs when the listing appeared at the beginning of the week. In interviews, Drake has waxed poetic about the home, claiming to have used a photo of the house as his desktop image “years before” he made the purchase in 2012.

Among the amenities: a mechanical bull, 28-seat home theater, various giraffe and elk statues, a tennis court, volleyball court, pool with waterslide and torch-lined grotto, and a master bedroom accessed by swinging bookcase. The fake asking price was $19.999 million—more than double the $7.7 million that Drake paid for it before it became his personal monument to the idea that you, in fact, only live once.

Woke up with a new to do list.

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