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Drake Readies High School Return / Opens Up On Privileged Past

Published: Thursday 2nd Aug 2012 by David

As one of the fastest selling performers to grace US soil, Drake‘s ascent on both Pop and Hip Hop culture fronts has been meteoric to say the least- enjoying notoriety rivaling that of 50 Cent‘s at the peak of his career.

Now, 9 months after releasing the #1 album ‘Take Care‘, the Canadian lyricist has revealed he is returning to high school this summer- in a bid to complete his formal education.

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During an interview with NOW Toronto, he explained:

I’m actually spending my summer graduating high school. That’s my main focus after OVO Fest. I only have one credit left, and I’m really excited about that.

In the same interview, he said of R&B music:

Surface R&B doesn’t work any more. The whole heartthrob thing, songs about unrealistic love and tearing your shirt off every show – that’s not really where it’s at any more. It’s becoming harder for those guys to sell records, and harder for them to succeed.

The more you can tap into people’s minds – ‘I think that stuff and I’ve just never been able to say it, and this guy just said it for me’ – that’s the brand of music that’s winning right now, and that’s a great thing. It just makes for better music to listen to.

Then, and quite interestingly, he opened up on the attention paid to his allegedly privileged past, with:

People like to build their own story about my life. I don’t know if it makes them feel better, or if it makes it okay for them to not like me, but the last thing I grew up as was rich.

I had rich friends, but they weren’t giving me their money. I’m just not the type of guy to go ‘No, no, no, I’m not rich.’

People can say whatever they want about me, though. If they really want to learn them, the facts are out there. But I guess it’s easier on their hearts if I didn’t have to struggle, and makes it easier to not like me.

It is what it is.

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  1. Honestly Speaking August 2, 2012

    That would explain some of the unintelligent remarks that he has made lately. But really I think that he is setting a great example for children and letting them know that your education is important no matter what position you may or may not have in life.

    • mobwife August 3, 2012

      Yes, and brtualizing a room filled with innocent men but mainly WOMEN, whose only crime was trying to enjoy themselves in a nightclub, is a great example for the kids! *side-eye*

  2. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) August 2, 2012

    I hope he chooses home schooling or else I pity his classmates. Panic attacks, bottles all over the playground and he might make them listen to him freestyling 😳 Lord have mercy!

    Anyway, education is a good thing. I hope it’s going to help him find inner peace and write half decent lyrics.

  3. christinastherealtalent August 2, 2012

    Drake got them d*** sucking lips. No wonder Frank Ocean misses him.

  4. RoyalKev August 2, 2012

    Good for him! I know people will probably make fun of this, but he’s doing the right thing in finishing up with highschool. I wish him luck with that.

    http://www.thepagewithroyalkev.com

  5. Pop Royalty ( F*** Yo Fav) August 2, 2012

    those lips were created to suck d****.

    and he is NOTHING to shade anybody or any other artist ! he should open up about being a “bottom”.

    • Umm August 2, 2012

      You would know!

      • Pop Royalty ( F*** Yo Fav) August 2, 2012

        of course , i know a f** when i see one !

      • CHILE PLEASE!! August 2, 2012

        @ Pop Royalty

        I so agree with you……Drake is the cats meow…& i’m not talking about in a good way. He is Thundapuss to the max….he needs to go play in a litter box or some place.

  6. monstarebel August 2, 2012

    GOOD FOR U GWORL!! YOU SHOULD TAKE THAT B**** BEYONCE WITH U!!!

    • Benron (I sold Bey Her Fake Bump) August 2, 2012

      for her own good of course

      • Hello August 2, 2012

        stfu Bey got her diploma a long time ago when her kelly and the other DC members were younger they were home schooled and all graduated. you just make sure you finish school because unfortunately you won’t have the money Bey has to make it in the world.

  7. Kwon August 2, 2012

    He looks like Ross from friends

    • mobwife August 3, 2012

      Their both jewish so perhaps they have some common ancestry?

  8. CHILE PLEASE!! August 2, 2012

    EWWWWWWWWWWW….THE NEED TO TAKE THAT PIC OF HIM OVER AGAIN LIKE 20 FEET AWAY. HE IS NOT A CUTIE TO BE TAKING A CLOSE UP SHOT.

    • CHILE PLEASE!! August 2, 2012

      ***They need***

    • wendy August 2, 2012

      Solrry but Drake has no S** Apeal. Gosh! his nose is so big and ugly

    • mobwife August 3, 2012

      Check out his GQ cover from a yr or so. I thought they were trying to be funny taking a pic that close up of his face. He just looked “yikes”…..

  9. Tbozfan10 August 2, 2012

    Pop Royalty you are a creepy person. “Those lips were made for d***-sucking.” keep your drake fantasies to yourself.

  10. mobwife August 3, 2012

    Wait…..what? 0_O

    He is 26 and is just now completing HIGH SCHOOL? Wow….

    Drake stop the bulsh**! If you didn’t have an ill shape like your mother (see her pic) you would be ripping off you shirt like Trey, Usher, Chris & Neyo so have several seats with those “yikes” a** eyebrows!

    Whater, the only question I want answered is why he and his boyfriends thought it cool to maim and injury innocent ppl and destroy property at NYC’s W.I.P. Nightclub? And why he threw bottles and ran to the powder room like a little b*tch? Everything else he has to say is irrelevant!

  11. the real xoxo August 3, 2012

    i just cant respect him as an MC because he is so fake. he has came at kanye west and jay z in the past aswell, he is getting too cocky and believing his own hype.

  12. fifi August 3, 2012

    It pisses me off that if someone were to do this because of MJ,everyone would be like “oh awesome!!!! Whhoooo!!”Like,if he loves Aaliyah,he loves her,so all y’all who find him creepy,f*** right off. It’s his life. And on him finishing his High School diploma,it’s great! But,he doesn’t even need one anyway. He’s got money,h***,cars…you’ve got…well,NOTHING compared to him. He’s intelligent,and you hear that when you listen/read/watch his interviews. I love him!

  13. Biting Truth August 4, 2012

    Drake can shut up.

  14. Journey Israel August 4, 2012

    Yes he is GAAAAY

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