If you follow Drake on Twitter, you probably received his unofficial high school-graduation announcement. He recently bragged to fans, “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.”
Yes, he’s 25. But between acting on Degrassi, signing with Young Money and creating two multiplatinum best-selling albums, he’s been busy for the past few years. Kudos to him for going out of his way to complete this milestone, which he clearly didn’t need in order to secure a solid career. Hollywood Gossip reports:
“Thank you to my teacher Kim Janzen for spending 5 months working tirelessly with me!!”
The Canadian rap star has been studying with Janzen, a teacher at Vaughan Road Academy in Ontario, Canada, since the end of his tour earlier this year.
With her help, he completed the coursework and credits necessary to earn a GED.
“I’m actually spending my summer graduating high school,” he told NOW Toronto in August. “That’s my main focus. I only have one credit left, and I’m really excited about that.”
Drake dropped out of high school to join the cast of the Canadian teen soap Degrassi: The Next Generation, starring on the show for seven seasons.
He says he took the gig on Degrassi to help out his struggling family.
Read more at Hollywood Gossip.