Your First Look At Drake’s Deceptively Titled, Upscale Strip Club ’The Ballet’

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09.06.16 5 Comments

Saying you’re “going to the ballet” will soon have a totally different meaning thanks to Drake. The rapping businessman just announced he was getting into the sex business with “The Ballet,” an upscale and sophisticated gentleman’s club. Seems like the right move to make fora lovelorn guy who once thought he found the girl of his dreams at a strip club.

While there won’t be any Misty Copelands pirouetting around a pole “for a real n***a” at The Ballet, what will separate Drake’s high-end “dance experience” from all the other nudie bars is that Papi’s doing it for the culture. Specifically, Houston culture.

“[The Ballet] is about the fact that there’s a culture out here of dancing and it’s not about no strip club sh*t,” Drake said during a preview pop-up shop Monday night in Houston. “It’s really just about these amazing women that we got in one spot this evening. This Houston culture that we got. I just want to bring it to you in the most honest, genuine way as possible.”

“The Ballet” is scheduled for an early 2017 opening, per Drake’s Instagram entry:

Tonight is a different take on how it should be done in Houston. Treat yourself don’t cheat yourself. Where the women are on a pedestal and the surroundings are unforgettable. The Ballet pop up tonight for HAW. Grand opening early 2017.

I’ve only been to one strip, but it was in Houston so I’m essentially a well-qualified expert when it comes to this type of stuff. With that in mind, judging from Monday night’s pop-up preview, The Ballet looks like your regular, degular, shmegular strip club. Women are shaking their asses to strip club anthems and patrons are showering them with their bill money. Looks like where it truly differs is Drake’s club has a dress code and a fancy aerial silk show. Perhaps instead of wings they serve foie gras or something?

WARNING: THERE’S ASS SHAKING.

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