Boy, Drake’s mom must be proud! Former Degrassi star turned R&B auto-tune singer has revealed that he’s finally graduated high school at the tender age of, wait for it, 25. Where else did he reveal his accomplishment than on Twitter to his thousands of followers. On his Twitter, he wrote:
“97% on my final exam. 88% in the course. One of the greatest feelings in my entire life. As of tonight I have graduated high school! Thank you to my teacher Kim Janzen for spending the last 5 months working tirelessly with me!! OVO SOUND.”
Drake, who used his real name Aubrey Graham when he burst onto the scene as an actor, dropped out of high school. Around this time, the Canadian-born entertainer was cast in the high school series Degrassi: The Next Generation as wheelchair bound Jimmy Brooks. Drake had an eight year run with the show, appearing in 138 episodes before Jimmy graduated in 2009. Graham then took the moniker Drake on and turned to his first passion, music.
In an interview with Complex magazine, Drake said he took on the Degrassi role to help his family out with their financial troubles, saying, “My mother was very sick. We were poor, like broke. The only money I had coming in was off of Canadian TV, which isn’t that much money when you break it down … A season of Canadian television is under a teacher’s salary, I’ll tell you that much.”
The now 25-year-old Drake has gone on to see major success in the music world as he’s currently signed with Young Money. However, something was missing for Drake and that was his education, in “Crew Love” he raps about not finishing high school, “I guess we’ll never know what Harvard gets us/But seeing my family have it all/Took the place of that desire for diplomas on the wall.”
Maybe Drake will submit his college applications in as well.