Drake pulled some Degrassi-level theatrics in the newly released video for DJ Khaled’s POPSTAR. Though Justin Bieber did most of the heavy-lifting, Drizzy managed to showcase his acting repertoire during his short cameo.
Some of his younger fans even suggested that he should think about taking up acting. Meanwhile, his more mature followers were outraged to learn that people are not aware of the Six God’s thespian roots.
Drake wants to be an actor so bad 😂😂 but I’m kinah with it he can defo act pic.twitter.com/AnW65ljpUZ
— Papa K (@pktheterrible) September 4, 2020
Yes, Aubrey Graham started out as basketball star Jimmy Brooks, in one of Canada’s greatest contributions to popular culture, Degrassi: The Next Generation.
As the show ended in 2008, we can reveal that in the season four two-parter “Time Stands Still,” Jimmy gets shot in the back by a fellow student and is paralyzed from the waist down. This was one of the most famous moments of the series’ entire run. But it’s since been eclipsed by some of Drake’s more recent musical achievements.
Thanks to the new POPSTAR visuals, fans are finally learning the truth. Scroll down to see how they’re taking the news.
So you young ones never seen Degrassi?! pic.twitter.com/0Lo65IrmKJ
— browneyedbeauty (@dmcj329) September 5, 2020
Aubrey Graham was an actor before he did music & went by Drake. Let’s act like we got some sense boo 💀 https://t.co/TI2IPg3ic2
— Drebae (@Drebae_) September 5, 2020
I can’t believe I’m at the age where kids dont know that Drake was an actor before a rapper 🥴🥴🥴 https://t.co/VCw1zpJmO6
— Sukehiro Yami 🔭🏋🏽♂️🎷🎮🧮🤖🦾 (@KingStewart94) September 5, 2020
Smells like a 2000s baby in here pic.twitter.com/aq25cmkY6e
— Austin Moon 🌙 (@austinmoonrx) September 5, 2020
People judging Drake’s acting not knowing he was a whole actor on Degrassi: The Next Generation as Jimmy Brooks before Drake was Drake a lot of us knew him as Aubrey Graham first pic.twitter.com/3BjquwPwAw
— Black Queen|BLM🌹 (@MarTheBeautiful) September 5, 2020
do people really not know that Drake started his career as an actor on Degrassi? do you not know Jimmy? when Rick shot him, one of the genuinely nicest characters on the show, I wanted to scream at the writers for doing that to Jimmy! I used to like Aubrey Graham so much pic.twitter.com/0WHLT0gAEc
— Tea (@dreampai1) September 5, 2020
That fact that the kids these days don't know about Degrassi is literally so tragic.
— Mona Lisa Needsa Treatsa (@kat_blaque) September 5, 2020
this degrassi episode was such an experience pic.twitter.com/dobCJM3y4W
— koko • legendary era (@littlewarior9) September 5, 2020