Drake is channeling his inner Rihanna this week ... and his inner Chris Brown.
The Canadian rapper took part in one of Rih's favorite pastimes - posting shirtless selfies online - in showing off his athletic body for the world to see.
Lame? A little. But hey, if you've got it, might as well do a bit of self-promotion.
He's closing in on his former nemesis Chris Brown in the abs department, too ... even if only one of the two uses his muscles to crush people and cars.
This will be a good test for Chris, who will undergo 90 days in an anger management program after he got booted out of rehab for an anger incident.
Seriously. Dude threw a rock at his MOM'S CAR while in treatment.
With Rihanna and Drake already back together, or at least hooking up, you know this photo is only going to boost his status in her eyes ... and enrage CB.
If the workouts persist, there's no telling what could transpire next.