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Someone Tried To Sell Drake's ‘YOLO Estate' Out From Under Him

02/01/2017 03:14 EST | Updated 02/01/2017 03:18 EST

Toronto rapper Drake’s outlandish Los Angeles-area mansion popped up on the market this past Sunday, and then disappeared almost as quickly as it appeared.

Did a wealthy interested buyer snap up the estate in the gated city of Hidden Hills in nanoseconds flat? Nope, it looks like someone may have tried to sell Drake’s home out from under him.

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Drake watches the third round match between Serena WIlliams of the U.S. and Zheng Jie of China during the Rogers Cup women's tennis tournament in Toronto, Aug. 11, 2011. (Photo: Reuters/Mark Blinch)

An ad appeared on real estate site Zillow Sunday, the L.A. Times reported, asking US$9.9 million for Drake’s sprawling estate, the centrepiece of which is a 1974 Tudor-style home with 12,500 square feet of living space.

Drake had bought the property — which he dubs the “YOLO Estate” — in 2012 for $7.7 million.

Hours later, the house started to appear on other listing sites — but with an asking price of $19.9 million.

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Soon after, the listings began to disappear.

Real estate agent Alexei Pavlov, of First Choice Realty in L.A., seems to have part of the answer.

Pavlov told Mansion Global he saw the Zillow listing, and called the contact number to offer his services to the seller. He suggested the house be listed for closer to $20 million than the $9.9 million price on Zillow.

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Photo: CRISnet via Los Angeles Times

Pavlov says he sent over a listing agreement, and received it back signed Aubrey Drake Graham, Drake’s full name.

He proceeded to list the house on the region’s MLS service — thus the higher price on later listings. Pavlov said the listing was a mistake, because he never received the necessary power-of-attorney documents to advertise the property.

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Photo: CRISnet via Los Angeles Times

Pavlov reportedly told TMZ when he tried to get the specifics on the listing, the person on the phone became aggressive and confessed it was a scam.

Mansion Global called the listing contact number, and talked to someone who identified themselves as Drake’s manager. The person “hung up when pressed for details about the listing,” the site reported.

Pavlov says he is still investigating the incident, and may file a criminal complaint about the apparent hoax.

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