The Toronto rapper teased the announcement at the weekend, describing the venture as a “new dance experience”.
Although he doesn’t hail from the city, Drake has long credited Houston as being instrumental in the early stages of his career. He namechecks the city in his 2009 song ‘Houstatlantavegas’.
Launching a pop-up at the city’s Toyota Center last night (September 5), during his annual Houston Appreciation Weekend, Drake has now announced that his “classy” strip club – called ‘The Ballet’ – will open in the city during 2017.
“Tonight is a different take on how it should be done in Houston,” the rapper wrote on Instagram. “Treat yourself don’t cheat yourself. Where the women are on a pedestal and the surroundings are unforgettable.” See in the post below.
Speaking at his pop-up event, Drake told the crowd: “There’s a culture out there of dancing and it’s not about no strip club shit. It’s about these amazing women that we’ve got in one spot, the music that we’ve got, and the Houston culture that we got. I just wanna let you know that I’m going to bring it to you in the most honest and genuine way possible.”
— Word On Road (@WordOnRd) September 6, 2016
drake opening up a “classy” strip club in houston and calling it the ballet has to be the most drake move ever
— ian jackson (@enbusik) September 6, 2016
Meanwhile, Drake recently got a matching tattoo with Rihanna following reports that the pair are dating.