Drake launches world tour by performing with his younger self

Rap superstar pulled out all the tricks on the 1st night of his tour
Drake launches world tour by performing with his younger self
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Drake opened his “It’s All a Blur” tour with 21 Savage at the United Center in Chicago on July 5 and delighted the audience with a set of more than 40 songs, including “Started from the Bottom,” “Sicko Mode,” and “Way 2 Sexy,” but it was a moment during his performance of “Take Care” that left fans gasping in shock — as he sat on a sofa with a hologram of his younger self.

The hologram — wearing a Chicago Cubs’ jersey — was seen nodding along to the beat before turning to the real Drake and handing him a book, which the rapper then opened and flipped through.

The stunt left many audience members in disbelief with some failing to register it was actually a hologram sitting next to the star. One wrote in a post on Twitter: “Everyone saying Drake performed with a hologram got me tweaked out … If it was, I’m low key shocked because I looked at that boy with my own eyes and thought he was real.”

Others remained convinced the hologram was so real it must have been a real person who just looked like a younger version of the chart star. Another asked: “Is it actually a hologram or just a person who looks like Drake?”

During the show, the star also used the technology to pay tribute to late Chicago fashion designer Virgil Abloh — who died in November 2021 — by projecting his image onto the stage.

The tour — which Drake is co-headlining with 21 Savage — is set to play across the US and Canada before winding up in Columbus, Ohio, on Oct. 9.

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