Who knew Aubrey “Drake ” Graham never finished high school?
Like many entertainment industry teens, Aubrey “Drake ” Graham spent the bulk of his youth establishing his name in the game.
The Canadian star dropped out of Toronto’s Forest Hill Collegiate Institute as a teen after landing a role on the TV show “Degrassi: The Next Generation.”
Now that he’s conquered Hip Hop, he’s finally going to take some time to finish what he started.
This summer, following his OVO Festival, Drake says he intends to graduate from high school!!
Details + photos below…
Drake recently explained to NOWToronto how he’s going to spend the rest of his summer completing his high school credit.
“I’m actually spending my summer graduating high school,” he told Now Toronto.
“That’s my main focus after OVO Fest. I only have one credit left, and I’m really excited about that.”
Before he hits the books, the Young Money rapper will throw his annual OVO Festival this Sunday (August 5th). He explained that he wanted to create something special for his hometown, which artists often pass over during tours.
“I just wanted to create a special night for the city. When I grew up, I always used to hear how we never get anything good coming through Toronto,” he said.
“We actually do get some great things in Toronto compared to many other places, but it’s true that sometimes you might not see your favourite hip-hop artist for a full year, or even two. Sometimes we do get skipped over here.”
And speaking of Toronto, Drake recently got inked up in honor of his hometown as well as his Aaliyah obsession.
Chile… I guess…
The Toronto-born rapper recently inked the numbers 416 (the Canadian city’s area code) onto his right side. The 4 is only partly filled in so it also looks like a 1 — referencing Aaliyah’s birthday of January 16.
[Sidebar: I wonder what JD did about that "Virgin" Janet tattoo he got in the same place... ]
Anywhoo… it’s great that Drake has decided to finish up High School. Hell… if Fantasia can do it, I know he can!