Viral celebrity impersonator returns to Baton Rouge

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BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) — A viral video performer returns to Baton Rouge on Friday to continue spreading his message.

He revived his performance once again at the intersection of North Foster and Winbourne.

The man behind the video is Dimitri Reeves. Originally from Maryland, Reeves travels across the country to entertain everyone who passes by.

“I drove 16 hours to Mississippi, and from Mississippi, I drove three hours to here,” Reeves says.

So what is his message? “Love, whatever you put out in the world, you will get back. So be careful how you treat other people. Me performing is just giving everybody an escape to just have fun. Don’t take life too serious,” he says.

When looking for his next stop, he considers a few factors. “We type in on our phones ‘what’s the dangerous place you can be. W where can you get shot at? Where can you get robbed at?’ ’cause those are the areas that need love,” he says.

He said he had a feeling about this intersection, “Something whispered to me about this corner, something said stop here.”

We were live on Facebook for the event, and many of the comments referenced the car accident seen in the original video. Reeves said when police arrived at the accident scene, the officer told him that he was not at fault. “The police officer looked at me and said, ‘you’re good…’ after the car accident, I did a whole two-hour show,” he says.

Reeves says this is something the world needs right now, “with the coronavirus and everything else going on with the elections and all that, you know, everything going on with that, people seem like there’s no hope. So everybody’s, you know, angry at the world and I just want to show them there’s somebody here who cares.”

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