Drake graduates from high school
October 18th, 2012
01:30 PM ET

Drake graduates from high school

We so hope Drake is somewhere recreating the music video for "HYFR," because this is a reason to celebrate!

The 25-year-old rapper/actor, who (in addition to his music) is famous for portraying Jimmy Brooks on "Degrassi: The Next Generation," is now a high school graduate in real life.

And he did it with high scores, to boot: "97 percent on my final exam. 88 percent in the course. One of the greatest feelings in my entire life," Drake posted Wednesday. "As of tonight I have graduated high school!"

He added in a sweet show of gratitude, "Thank you to my teacher Kim Janzen for spending the last 5 months working tirelessly with me!! OVO SOUND."

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  1. mz_kinkie

    i love u Drake...keep doing wat u doing baby

    October 31, 2012 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  2. 40400

    Well, good for him. Better late than never. Now, get working on that college degree. We are never too old to learn, no matter what our station in life.

    October 30, 2012 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  3. God Almighty

    He makes more than you as well, DJ Brokeass, so stop talking like you know something.

    October 30, 2012 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  4. mrpips

    You should of done that years ago, nothing to bragged about. Get a college degree then you can brag all you want!

    October 27, 2012 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
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    October 27, 2012 at 2:15 am | Report abuse |
  6. DJ Crew

    He may be a chimp, but that chimp makes in a day what you make in a month, surely more!

    October 27, 2012 at 12:49 am | Report abuse |
  7. David

    Wow!!! high school...great accomplishment...I went back and graduated from kindergarten..

    October 26, 2012 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Dana White

    Hoorah for you... Stupid hoodlum!!!

    October 26, 2012 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Blue

    As a long-time Degrassi fan – got my whole family involved – I guess... well first, congratulations. I am just flabergasted that an actor on a show about high school, doesn't finish high school during the process? How is it that he walked the path at the time, and didn't graduate while in production? Where was the accountability between production and actors of a youth oriented production?!?

    October 24, 2012 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Beanie


      October 25, 2012 at 7:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Choconet

      There's nothing dumber than an idiot making a comment about something or someone saying somthing dumb and doesn't explain his reason for the statement. Why is Blue's statement dumb? He's talking about accountability, who was responsible for ensuring that Drake was educated. After all he was a minor while he was on Degrassi. If anyone's comment is dumb it’s yours you might want to go back to high school yourself.

      October 25, 2012 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  10. GED Kid

    Friends and family and don't forget the Tax Man will take your money but your education is something you'll always have (Priceless).

    October 24, 2012 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  11. Nelson

    Congratulations to Drake and anyone else for not quitting, anyone can be a quitter but who do you want on your team or work for you, a known quitter or someone who contines to try to better themselves. He didn't have to go back to school so if you look at the bigger picture he must have done this for himself. Don't hate on ANYONE if they want to improve themselves!!! We live in a world where many young people count their success on what their parents have and it shouldn't be that way. Be smart today for tomorrow the challenges only become greater.

    October 24, 2012 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  12. uomtiger2011

    I say good for him! There is absolutely nothing wrong with anyone wanting to better themselves. Take me for example, I went in the military straight out of HS in the mid 80's and will "finally" be graduating from college next May. It took me well over twenty years to do, but I too will be proud when its done. Maybe Drake's next step will be college as well, but he needed to make the first step and graduate from high school first.

    October 24, 2012 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  13. nk

    I graduated high school with my eyes closed and sleeping. At least we know he can count hit money.

    October 23, 2012 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Jay

    So pathetic that graduating High School is such a big deal to this guy. I have no idea who he is nor do I care, just wondered what the "big deal" was, when it's something that is just done. I thought it was going to be he got his PHd or somehing, now that's a big deal! High School is a given, no big deal, a shame that to some blacks it is. Now if he got his Bachelor's, Masters or PHd those are more of a big deal, but to me and my family a Bachelor's degree is normal, a shame a High School degree is a big deal, wow.

    October 23, 2012 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  15. the real drake


    October 23, 2012 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Adam

    Wow... he is excited about graduating high school? How low have we set the bar in this country? Nice job, Drake. What do you want? A freakin' Nobel Prize? You're still an idiot because it took you 30 years to do what most of us did in 12.

    October 23, 2012 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
    • derp

      Yes Adam, you are obviously so much smarter than Drake. While he was making millions, you were sitting in Algebra class. Now that he has made more money than you and your ten best friends will ever see, he decided to go back and finish high school.

      Drake = multimillionaire with a HS diploma

      Adam = HS diploma

      October 23, 2012 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
    • GotMoreMoneyThanDrake

      Wow, Derp. I'm sure you really wounded him on that one. Not having as much money as Drake (which you don't know)...ouch. And I'm sure he's really kicking himself for sitting in Algebra while Drake was "making millions", and by "making millions" I mean starring in an unbelievable lame Canadian tween drama. Thank god there are people like you on here to put fools like Adam in his place.

      Live with your shame, Adam. Live with your shame.

      October 23, 2012 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • derp

      You go to school so that you can improve your employment prospects so that you can earn more money and enjoy a better standard of living.

      I am no fan of Drake, but he made millions without finishing high school. I don't care if he was an actor on sesame street.

      He is richer than most people (which most likely includes Adam) and he decided to go back and finish hight school. Kudos to him. How can a millionaire deciding to go back and finish his high school education be a bad thing.

      "Thank god there are people like you on here to put fools like Adam in his place"

      You're welcome.

      October 23, 2012 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • derp

      Would you rather be a millionaire without a high school diploma, or a HS grad making $12.00 an hour.

      October 23, 2012 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • derp

      That chimp has already made more money than you will in your entire life.

      If he's a chimp, you are a baboon.

      October 23, 2012 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Marilyn

    I hope he advises the other rappers to do the same, maybe they will learn proper English.

    October 23, 2012 at 12:54 am | Report abuse |
    • kennedy

      they speak english just fine. just because they didn't finish high school doesn't mean they aren't smart and/or successful

      October 24, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Billy M.

    Back to school
    Back to school
    To prove to dad that I'm not a fool
    I got my lunch packed up
    My boots tied tight
    I hope I don't get in a fight
    Ohhhh, back to school
    Back to school
    Back to school

    October 22, 2012 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Todd

    I don't celebrate mediocracy...sorry

    October 22, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  20. BadActing

    only way not to see this awful actress by day either is to not open it

    October 22, 2012 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Cheh

    I congratulate you becuase what you did is extremely courageous and you should be commended. And always remember that you please yourself first and pay no attention to the haters. You owe no one an explanation for your actions. You have what they need and you did not have to share this with anyone. Just keep moving forward. Blessings to you.

    October 22, 2012 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • kpkpkp

      Oh, Please. Good for him to make a lot of money. He played the chance game and got lucky. He quit school to ride that train as far as it would go. Yes, he went back to school and finished HS. Wow! Does that mean he finally grew up. He should probably just keep that to himself. Does he really want everyone to know he was too immature to finish like normal people. The idiots who keep saying he has more money, that was like winning the lottery. Good for him now lets see if he uses that money and tiny education to do something good and worthwhile bet err than creating and promoting second rate and unoriginal music. Time will tell

      October 24, 2012 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Tina

    Wellllll, I guess congratulations are in order. Twenty-five, hunh! Must be a very personal victory.

    October 22, 2012 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  23. Phil

    Okay, I just checked out HYFR on YT to see who this guy is and why this should be a big deal. Soooooo, he's a jewish rapper. A jewish rapper who doesn't have a musical bone in his body, and from the sound of his lyrics, a middle school education, much less a diploma. Doesn't anybody have a love of the melody anymore? What the hell kinda song am I listening to? No wonder the young generation is so doggone stupid these days! No wonder they can't string together a simple intelligent sentence. People who sound illiterate are your role models. We grew up with Michael Jackson... you guys grow up listening to songs like HYFR. Wow. Do yourselves a favor. Put on some Led Zeppelin or Pink Floyd. Try some Marvin Gaye or Buddy Guy. Real musicians are still remaking the old songs of guys like Otis Redding, and Lionel Ritchie. These guys are all legends. Nobody... and I do mean nobody.... is ever going to remake this guy's garbage you call "music". Legends don't sound like that.

    October 22, 2012 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Ram

      Dude really get over the past and get into the present!Drake's the bomb!

      October 22, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Phil

      @Ram: The bomb? lol! Trust me. No he's not. His "music" is garbage. I can't "get into the present" if it has nothing to offer in terms of music. You're supposed to be able to lay back, close your eyes, and let the sounds, the rhythm, the melody take you on a journey through the song. An illiterate dude talking fast over off-time bass and snare drums isn't gonna take you there. Eminem has more melody and music than this clown.

      October 23, 2012 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  24. Phil

    Congrats to Drake, whoever you are. It can only improve your standing in life. Kudos. That being said, our country is in the toilet when it becomes CNN "News" that a 25 year old graduated high school.

    October 22, 2012 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Kris

      Seriously? You're in the entertainment section. The homepage is littered with debate news and other crap. Happy to see something nice for a change.

      October 22, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  25. amanda

    see u after class for a bit.

    October 22, 2012 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
  26. Nolly Mangolele

    All the way from South Africa, congradulations Drake, it takes courage to go fiish school after you have made so much money in another business.Its encouraging for all the homies and to learn you dropped out to help your mother with her operation is even more courageous. You are a warrior and let the haters compare banking accounts with you. We all have diferent talents and yours is singing.I have qualified myself with Masters degrees and know how it feels to pass a grade.

    October 22, 2012 at 2:23 am | Report abuse |
  27. maria

    I would be embarrassed if it took me that long to finish high school. I am guessing it is just a GED, too.

    October 21, 2012 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kris

      Why should he feel ashamed? He was on a successful tv show at a young age and then became an even more successful rapper. Stop the hate.

      October 22, 2012 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Proudly SA woman

      Maria, the sooner you start loving yoself the better.

      October 23, 2012 at 2:47 am | Report abuse |
    • derp

      "I would be embarrassed if it took me that long to finish high school"

      Drake would be embarrassed with your bank account.

      October 23, 2012 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  28. JUNJUN

    I can't believe he didnt graduate high school sooner, but Im glad he did it eventually. He knows he has an image to uphold

    October 21, 2012 at 2:28 am | Report abuse |
  29. sir

    give the krapper a cookie

    October 20, 2012 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Milagros

    Few can do the intolerance, conceit, and arrogance thing as well as Drake. His lyrics are filled with self praise and hate speak for all who fail to share his narrow views. Just another self absorbed creep.

    October 20, 2012 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chadwick

      I wouldn't know. I listen to music.

      October 21, 2012 at 12:03 am | Report abuse |
    • smacken

      no wonder it took him tip 25 to graduate High school…kind of reminds me of Jethro Bodine!

      October 21, 2012 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  31. Nicole

    So, does this mean he will be going off to college now? Because in order to be a good role model, he needs to embody the importance of higher education, especially since he can afford it.

    October 20, 2012 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  32. jeffersondave

    congrats Drake , u set a good example for other adults who wish to finish HS

    October 20, 2012 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  33. emma

    Like him or not, he has acheived something worthwhile and set a decent example.

    October 20, 2012 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Let's not hold our breath.....

    Do you think this means his lyrics might improve!?

    October 20, 2012 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  35. A.

    wait, 25 years old, so he had 10 years of high school, but only had 1 exam, and 1 class, compared to normal people who take 7 classes and 7 exams. wow he must be f_uc_king stupid if he didnt get an A in a class where he didnt have to taky any others. i took 7 classes and aced every single one of them, while this dumb primitive ape got a B after 10 years. lmfao typical darkie

    October 20, 2012 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
    • I wipe my @ss with Old Glory

      You're a colossal pile of sh!t. Typical white racist @sshole. Enjoy a lifetime of minimum wage, "ace".

      October 20, 2012 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • j

      clearly you didnt learn much considering, you normally get out of high school at 18..hes 25, that isnt 10 years.

      October 21, 2012 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • LovelyLady42

      Yeah, typical of you white racists hiding behind your computer but would not have the guts to say it to their faces. Why can't you just say that is good achievement or just don't say anything at all. Didn't your mom teach you that if you can't say anything nice to someone then just don't say nothing at all. Yeah I'm a darkie and damn proud of it, which is better than being an inbred, racist, bigoted, child molesting, and mentally disturbed person. Have a good day A.

      October 21, 2012 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      At least the white man works for his money unlike you monkeys who freeload off of my tax dollars. And I live at 811 Huron Road East Cleveland, OH 44115 so come visit me if you want to have a real conversation.

      Drake is a waste of life and is the most untalented "musician"(cant believe they call it that) that has ever walked on earth.

      October 22, 2012 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Todd

      Whoa!!! wow....why does it have to be a race thing? Its 2012....whats wrong with you? you are either a racist, which is a pretty primitive way of thinking, or you just want attention. Which is it? Maybe you should seek counseling.

      October 22, 2012 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Todd

      @ Joe...Please tell me that you did not post your real address on a public blog/comment section. You dont know what kind of crazy people are reading this crap. Anyway, why are you so mad a black people? I can tell you that there are millions of african americans that are getting educated and doing great things around the world. I just attended a minority M.B.A conference in Indianapolis and was pleased to see how many "monkeys" as you say were small business owners and CEO's of large firms. Now, Im not trying to turn this into a history lesson, but I think the black community is doing pretty well considering that just a little over 50 years ago certain types education was not really an option for most. I dont know...maybe Im dreaming but I really hope you find a way to find peace within yourself because its not healthy to live with that kind of hatred....and this goes for anyone White/Black/Asian/Hispanic...etc who cant learn co-exist. I really dont think you hate black people....I really think there is something you hate about yourself that you are projecting onto others. There is counseling for that....you should seek it. This goes for all who comment with racial undertones.


      October 22, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Proudly SA woman

      Well said Todd!!!! Joe you seriously need help! Not ALL blacks are thugs, but then again it takes a matured (white) person to know that. I'm a black business woman, I own a company and have employed 56 people (multiracial) and I pay my taxes just like you. As black people, we 've been through a lot but 'most of us' don't carry on like wounded animals, so stop behaving like white's are holier than thou! Every race has it's imperfect human beings.

      October 23, 2012 at 3:11 am | Report abuse |
    • you have no idea

      you have no idea the race of any of these people


      white, non white, give it a rest, you all live in your parents basement and are eating cheetos right now, you are not darkie or a self employeed black woman

      please, give it a rest

      October 23, 2012 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
    • derp

      "clearly you didnt learn much considering, you normally get out of high school at 18..hes 25, that isnt 10 years"

      Clearly you are a complete and total idiot.

      You START high school at 15. If you finish at 25, it's ten years.

      October 23, 2012 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
    • derp

      Relax people, Joe did not post his own address. It's the address to a sh!thole bar in Cleveland.

      Think about it, even white trash would not admit they are from Cleveland.

      October 23, 2012 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
    • derp

      "compared to normal people who take 7 classes and 7 exams"

      Normal people don't take seven classes to graduate from high school. Normal people take 5-6 classes a year for four years unless they are semesterized. Then they may take 10 or more a year.

      Exactly what high school did you graduate from?

      October 23, 2012 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  36. This young man

    has matured and on his way to a better life and he's staying away from being sucked into negative people

    October 20, 2012 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
    • There's this guy...

      By the name of Chris Brown, whom he encountered and spawned one of the most SHAMEFUL celebrity, let alone, rap feuds of all time. All over a girl who prides herself in destroying Americas youth? Dude was a better influence on Degrassi!

      October 20, 2012 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Take A Crap

    On A Hacker

    October 20, 2012 at 8:00 am | Report abuse |
  38. Paislee

    It's sad how many people have to make rude comments about this ... can you not just say congratulations on your achievement of graduating HS? I think it's awesome for anyone, regardless of your financial success already. Good on him!

    October 20, 2012 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
  39. 1stSig

    Maybe now he'll see how stupid his "music" sounds...

    October 19, 2012 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  40. T Treblok

    Something Tom Cruise didn't even do... For real.

    October 19, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  41. dick

    total duck

    October 19, 2012 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Emily Litella

    I clicked on the headline because I thought it was a story about a duck.
    That story would have been worth reading.

    October 19, 2012 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Michael Calaizzo

    I teach reading at Sherwood High.

    October 19, 2012 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Michael Calaizzo

    We are all proud of his courage.

    October 19, 2012 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  45. No.

    my professors tell me anyone can be educated at any time.

    October 19, 2012 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  46. satyacdm

    Yes, he's rich and successful, doesn't need the diploma. But it's a great example for kids struggling with "why bother" to get a HS degree.

    October 19, 2012 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  47. hawaii5o

    What diff does it make. We educate ourselves so we are able to make more money, get promoted ect. Him going back to school after he is rich shows that he is trying to become a more rounded person. he made more money before he was 20 than most of us will make in a lifetime. So who is the retarded one?

    October 19, 2012 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
    • iammeyouareyou

      Why the heck didn't he just finish HS as a teenager? Where were his parents? They allowed him to be on TV and make music (?) but didn't make him finish school? What idiot parents.

      October 19, 2012 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • derp

      "Where were his parents?"

      They were busy counting all the money he was making.

      Dude is a multimillionaire, and a HS graduate. Which one of those are you?

      October 23, 2012 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  48. frank the tank

    This dude deserves a C.M. Sandwhich.

    October 19, 2012 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  49. FckHim

    Yeah it took this moron 25 years to graduate and you all congradulate him when all normal kids do it in 18. Where i come from that makes you legally retarded.

    October 19, 2012 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
    • tsian

      i hate all these people being like he's stupid cuz he graduated at 25 HE HAD A BETTER CAREER BEFORE U HAD ONE AT ALL

      October 19, 2012 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Irony

      Just want to point out that you spelled "congratulate" incorrectly. I wouldn't make fun of someone getting their Diploma from High School by displaying your obvious lack of education. Just a tip....

      October 19, 2012 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • derp

      "you all congradulate him"

      No, we congratulate him.

      Fvcking dope.

      October 19, 2012 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • I wipe my @ss with Old Glory

      And where I come from, people who can't spell are considered illiterate. Ripping someone over their supposed lack of education while simultaneously displaying your own is the epitome of irony.

      October 20, 2012 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bobby B

      I give respect to Drake. He was raised by his mother who got very sick with a life threatening disease when he was 15 and he was one credit away from graduating, when he dropped out to make some money to pay for her operation.People love to judge without knowing all the facts.

      October 20, 2012 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Kol

    cripes he must be a dummy.. 5 months of preparation with a tutor? lol.

    I walked into my test with no preparation and aced it first time - GED test is sinfully easy.

    October 19, 2012 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Sinner23

      Congrats on your GED but a PhD diploma would be something to brag about not your GED.

      October 19, 2012 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeremy

      So since Drake was a idiot who needed to study for 5 months to pass his GED , and you didnt, do you want to compare bank accounts with him?

      October 19, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Sq

    Congrats drake!

    October 19, 2012 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
  52. kb

    Congrats drake. People really not to be so negative. How many people went to college to get a job to make money? Drake got his money first. If I could create a mousetrap that was morally sane and make a lot monet, I would not gone to college neither. By Drake going back his high school diploma, he is showing it meant more to him just a piece of paper. People really need to get them a life.....

    October 19, 2012 at 7:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Say it ain't so

      well maybe you should've still gone just to learn how to spell.

      October 19, 2012 at 8:06 am | Report abuse |
    • derp

      "I would not gone to college neither."

      You obviously were not an English major.

      October 19, 2012 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bella

      Please do us all a favor and read your post before you submit it next time. That was painful.

      October 19, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • smacken

      from the sounds of your post, you barely made it out of 6th grade…learn how to speak and write English before you make a fool of yourself on posts.

      October 21, 2012 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
    • smacken

      oh wait, I get it, you played baball, or was it baaball? fuball?

      October 21, 2012 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  53. Marty

    Good job Drake, be a model for others to follow in your steps.

    October 19, 2012 at 7:33 am | Report abuse |
  54. Tru dat

    He's kinda cute for a colored boy. I'd let him blow me. They are always wanting free food anyway.

    October 19, 2012 at 7:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Guest

      You're a racist idiot. It would probably be you doing the blowing. As for the free food, Drake could by you and sell you many times over.

      October 19, 2012 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Duke Nukem


      October 19, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • derp

      "Drake could by you and sell you many times over."

      He could buy and sell you too.

      October 19, 2012 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  55. nampeewo sumaiyah nagawa

    Just keeping it real. Got his education on.

    October 19, 2012 at 7:01 am | Report abuse |
  56. Shaun Catron

    Shut up, Belinda

    October 19, 2012 at 6:55 am | Report abuse |
  57. belinda

    Congrat drake I luv u!!!

    October 19, 2012 at 6:41 am | Report abuse |
  58. Johnny Cage

    It's about time, and all it took was millions of dollars and shame to make him go back and finish it. With nearly 10 years of extra life experience I sure hope he scored high.

    October 19, 2012 at 6:01 am | Report abuse |
  59. Lets let her loose

    with an audience. hahahha

    October 19, 2012 at 5:56 am | Report abuse |


    October 19, 2012 at 3:41 am | Report abuse |
  61. Aloysius

    A'm happy for the 25 year old Drake.but he should have made more earlier than 25 yr. High school graduate

    October 19, 2012 at 2:55 am | Report abuse |
  62. Hamza Issa

    Big up for drake

    October 19, 2012 at 2:12 am | Report abuse |
  63. xx

    Wait a min, I thought he referenced something about a dorm room in one of his albums...strange.

    October 19, 2012 at 1:52 am | Report abuse |
  64. Some Guy

    I don't think people are being negative. They just think its not really news worthy, several of those kids at that show went to school concurrently through at home teaching programs. It's not like it has never been an option for him before. But I think that everyone should value education, no matter what age.

    October 19, 2012 at 1:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Bobby B

      I give respect to Drake. He was raised by his mother who got very sick with a life threatening disease when he was 15 and he was one credit away from graduating, when he dropped out to make some money to pay for her operation.People love to judge without knowing all the facts.

      October 20, 2012 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  65. EastLos

    Doesn't this sound a little like Billy Madison?

    October 19, 2012 at 12:54 am | Report abuse |
  66. talkic.com

    Good for him. No clue why people are negative about this.

    October 19, 2012 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
  67. Really?

    @nancy actually he DID have hardships. His family was very poor and his acting was supporting them. So he made the choice to put them before himself and started acting full time. I mean I can understand why you would be bitter. He is a 25 year old millionaire and you are most likely a 60 year old fat housewife.

    October 19, 2012 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Jordan Thomas

      Idk where u got ur info from, he was not ever poor and he says that striaght up...he lived in a nice surban neighborhood and his mom was a teacher and his dad who split was a successful blues singer. I love Drake went and saw him in concert but I know him as Jimmy Brooks. And good for him, people are so negative.......even with his millions of dollars he still wanted to have an education bc he knows that he will not be famous forever

      October 19, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Really?

      Actually he said himself he was very poor. He said that he took the job to take help his family out during a rough time when his mother was sick. And I got my information from that crazy thing called google.

      October 19, 2012 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Charlie Sheen

    Canadia is the 51st state right?

    October 18, 2012 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  69. smh

    So what he graduated on TV and not real life? Where were his parents at?! That is ridiculous, 25 and no diploma. He has his priorities all messed up. A damn shame... Better late then never I guess

    October 18, 2012 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • derp

      "Where were his parents at?!"


      October 19, 2012 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • derp

      "He has his priorities all messed up"

      Let's see.....

      Leave school, make millions, go back and finish school.

      Stay in school, miss the opportunity to make millions, finish school work at McDonald's.

      Yeah, his priorities are a mess.

      You people are retarded

      October 23, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • you people are retarded

      no, just YOU derp, you and only you are retarded

      October 23, 2012 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Charlie Sheen

    What's this guy care about high school? I mean dude, your super rich like me, get lots of tail (not as much as me) and have nothing else to do but party.

    And your worried about getting a GED?

    That sounds pretty stupid.

    October 18, 2012 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |

      Hats off to Drake for getting your High School Diploma. As for you Charlie Sheen, your problem is: "YOU HAVE TO MUCH OF THAT TIGER BLOOD" GROW UP CHARLIE!!!!

      October 19, 2012 at 1:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Nolly

      You are so right Charlie, he has enough money and whats up with all the american's and getting grades. Hey we all have different talents. If you are so good at school then be a scientist and make all the money, he is good at singing but i am sure you will still be shy to show him your bank statement.Charlie, i love your shows and thats what you good at.

      October 22, 2012 at 2:27 am | Report abuse |
  71. da9track

    Why do people always have something negative to say. Good for you Drake.

    October 18, 2012 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Its OK

    Good job Drake. It takes balls to value education over money these days. So many of our youth have forgotten their past. You can loose money but not your education. Slaves were killed back in the day if they were caught with a book and denied an education. But none were killed for having a dollar in their hand. The value of an education is undeniable!!

    October 18, 2012 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Charlie Sheen

      This is the dumbest comment I've seen tonight. He's obviously educated many times over your average Harvard phd. It takes brains to this succesful.

      God, these cements rock – they are terrible!

      October 18, 2012 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Angel03

    Goodness to the people who would actually put someone down for graduating late, shame in you. Some people have many hardships in their lives that hold them back. At least he pulled himself back up and succeeded..people talk about bullies in high school causing kids to kill themselves..here on this forum we have adults who feel they are better than those who didn't do as you did!! CONGRATS to drake and anyone else in this situation. I sure hope these negative people have perfect children and grandchildren..I'm thankful all my children have done well in life. However it doesn't make them better than anyone else.

    October 18, 2012 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • wow

      this is why we put them down becuase they have yet to actually get an education and by the way it's "shame on you" not in you.

      October 18, 2012 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • nancy

      he didn't have "hardships".......he left school to be on a television show and then started rapping – TO MAKE MONEY....he gave up his education at the age when it should have been the most important thing to him AND his mother. shame on her for not putting school first. his talent would have always been there......they should have waited until he graduated from University to begin his career. but no- the almighty "dolla" was more important.

      October 18, 2012 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Charlie Sheen

      Everyone commenting here is stupid and needs to go back to high school

      October 18, 2012 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • sir

      charlie sheen takes it up the assssssssssssss!

      October 20, 2012 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  74. 1817

    he so hot he don't need a diploma. dudes got cash too so a college degree won't b needed either. good looks, cash and talent he's got it all and trust me he will b around for awhile. but good for him on his achievement!

    October 18, 2012 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Natasha

    doesnt matter how long it takes a person to graduate high school they did what millions havent. CONGRATS DRAKE!!!!

    October 18, 2012 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • nancy

      Wrong Natasha......in Canada millions GRADUATE from high school every year.....we value education in this country.Those who don't graduate are in the minority.........like drake who left school for the money.

      October 18, 2012 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  76. SNAP

    can i have a big juicy piece of pie please...

    October 18, 2012 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Marcia J.

    Go Jimmy! (LOL) Loved you as Jimmy Brooks on Degrassi. I actually thought you were really in a wheelchair. Imagine my surprise when my son called me in his room and said, "your boy Jimmy is on stage rapping with Weezy". Don't let the haters discourage you, your education is very important. Keep up the good work!

    October 18, 2012 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  78. bif

    fancy thanks...

    October 18, 2012 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Aaron

    Just keepin it real. Got his education on.

    October 18, 2012 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  80. i love school

    i went back later in life also–i enjoy being in a classroom, seeing my teacher, etc...when serious with someone
    i will tell him..i enjoy being in school.

    October 18, 2012 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  81. irma

    my friend is going for her doctrine in education at 40 years old with kids, a family member at 50 is going for her masters,
    boyfriends marriages kids...the work out a schedule with their man..done.

    October 18, 2012 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  82. nancy

    Considering he is 25 it is about time he graduated from high school. As a fellow Canadian – I am quite embarrased that it took him this long to get a basic education. So when will he graduate fron University.....when he is 40? Not a good role model for his fans.

    October 18, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • derp

      You are a dumbfvck.

      I don't even like Drake, or rap for that matter. But the guy realized he should have finished school, and went back and completed it. How can that be a bad thing?

      October 19, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Heil Harper!

      Keep on sucking Jack Layton's dead d!ck, you socialist welfare wh0re.

      October 20, 2012 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  83. William

    Who ?

    October 18, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  84. kpkpkp

    Really, who cares. Drake is not what you call a big talent. A big name right now but not for long.

    October 18, 2012 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • NRJ

      Are you retarded...Drake has been around for close to 4 years and was a millionaire before he released his first album. Dude got rich off a mixtape and you have the audicity to hate? Clearly he didn't need highschool to do what we all want to in life, make money.

      October 18, 2012 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • AMEN

      That is definitely not rapping and it is NOT singing. It is called monotone talking to music. Kind of ridiculous.

      October 18, 2012 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • kpkpkp

      Dear NRJ, first you insult people with special needs by calling me retarded. Second you clearly have questionable values when you think that selling a copyrighted "tape" of other people's music is acceptable and demonstrates talent. No the only one here with a special need is you. I don't hate, I just don't respect his supposed success. How is a great success that he finally finished what he started 10 years ago. If all he wants to do is make money then he has succeeded but is it news, it a role model for people. I think not. Just guy who got lucky. What if that mixed tape hadn't sold well. Would he have gone back to school? Oh, you must have missed the day in English class where they taught how to spell audacity that high school is two words. Oh, my goal in life is not to make money it is live life as an educated person who appreciates art, real music, athletic prowess, science and intelligence. Not luck.

      October 24, 2012 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |

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