Rapper Drake has had phenomenal success, first as a child actor and now as a hip-hop star, but he always regretted not completing his high school education.
Yesterday, he finally achieved that goal, completing the necessary credits to receive his high school diploma.
“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,” Drake tweeted to this fans.
Drake had dropped out of school at 15 to pursue a role on the teen drama series Degrassi: The Next Generation.
“My mother was very sick. We were very poor, like broke. The only money I had coming in was off of Canadian TV, ” he told Complex magazine in 2011.
Despite phenomenal success on TV and then in the rap game (he’s sold over 5 million albums) Drake’s always longed to reach this milestone. He even rapped about it on his hit song “Crew Love”:
“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.”
Now that he has this diploma on his wall, maybe Drake can aim for the Ivy League after all.