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No, This Video Of Putin Singing "Creep" Is Not Real

But I'm a creep.

Last updated on April 27, 2017, at 3:45 p.m. ET

Posted on April 27, 2017, at 3:45 p.m. ET

On March 21, a YouTube channel published a low-quality video of Russian President Vladimir Putin singing Radiohead's "Creep."

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🎶 But I'm a creep 🎶 I'm a weirdooooo 🎶

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The internet loved it. It was viewed nearly half a million views since being uploaded.

The channel that posted it, Kremlin Official, has only posted this one video.
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The channel that posted it, Kremlin Official, has only posted this one video.

Tell me this is real. https://t.co/Nc7rLmH0Df

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"Who else but Putin to cover 'Creep' by Radiohead?" says this tweet from a French publication.

Qui d'autre que Poutine pour reprendre "Creep" de Radiohead ? https://t.co/mk22BkR5VA https://t.co/JVGOizKPDD

Unfortunately for all of us, the video is not real. Both the bio and a watermark on the video advertise an Instagram account, therealputinofficial1952, that regularly posts memes of Putin the president probably wouldn't like. Like this one, for example.

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The original video was ripped from Putin's December 2010 performance of "Blueberry Hill" at Russia Today's charity banquet.

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(The audience ate up his performance.)

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In summary, while Putin likes his karaoke, the performance of "Creep" is...

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