Drake Popping Off in the Streets ... (China Town Style)

6/29/2014 7:23 AM PDT

Drake popped off on a group of photogs Saturday night ... but not with his words -- the rapper used a not-so-ancient Chinese party gag.

Drizzy and his friends were heading out of Osteria Mozza when our camera guy attempted to talk with the 27-year old about a number of subjects ... but Drake wasn't into the convo.

However seconds before leaving ... the rapper messed with photogs using a bang snap.

If you don't know what that is, watch the video -- and get out once in awhile!