Drake ‘acquired excessive’ proper earlier than ‘Degrassi’ audition following ‘peer stress’

Drake confessed to getting excessive proper earlier than he landed his position on “Degrassi: The Subsequent Era.”

“I am going again to today once I was like 13 or 14. I had an audition for a TV present that in the end formed my life,” the rapper, born Aubrey Graham, stated in a voice recording posted to Instagram Wednesday.

“Earlier than my audition, I went to this child’s home. Out of a need to be accepted, I’d succumb to look stress, and I acquired excessive with these children proper earlier than my audition.”

The “Take Care” artist, 36, revealed that he typically wonders whether or not life since his time on the Canadian teen drama has been actual or his creativeness.

He performed Jimmy Brooks on display screen from 2001 to 2009 previous to his profitable music profession.

“I sort of surprise … perhaps I’m nonetheless excessive, perhaps I’m in some coma, and that is simply me taking part in out my superb life. That idea has caught with me for lots of years.”

Sarah Barrable-Tishauer, Drake and Andrea Lewis on Degrassi: The Next Generation
The “Search & Rescue” rapper mirrored on his journey when requested about his greatest concern.
The hitmaker admitted he typically wonders if he’s “nonetheless excessive” whereas residing out his “superb life.”

The Grammy winner went into “deep spiral of thought” after being requested about his “greatest concern.”

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“I’ve by no means actually had a very good reply for it, however my reply was that each one that is for nothing,” he stated. “The concept in the future life ends and it simply all goes black.”

He added he thinks about how life would have been completely different if “one thing dangerous” had occurred the day of his “Degrassi” audition.

Drake and Shane Kippel in Degrassi: The Next Generation
Drake performed Jimmy Brooks within the Canadian teen drama from 2001 and 2008.

The “One Dance” singer’s character within the hit sequence was a basketball participant who acquired shot within the again in Season 4 and have become paralyzed from the waist down.

The hitmaker admitted that he wished to maintain his performing and singing abilities separate regardless of stress from producers.

“He would play us mixtapes and we actually tried to speak him into letting us use a few of his music within the present and getting him to rap and sing,” the present’s government producer Stephen Stohn beforehand instructed Web page Six.

Drake and his costars in Degrassi: The Next Generation
His character was shot and paralyzed in Season 4.
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He finally left the present to deal with his music profession.
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He finally rapped in a single Season 7 episode for a expertise present and left later the identical yr to pursue his music profession.

However in 2018, Drake reunited the entire “Degrassi” forged for his “I’m Upset” music video.

The ten-year highschool reunion video included forged members Miriam MacDonald, Lauren Collins, Shane Kippel, Cassie Steele and Nina Dobrev all grown up.