He’s the most-raved about hip-hopster to hit The Rap World in more than a decade — a fact which makes it easy to forget that Aubrey “Drake” Graham is actually a former child star, who once cut his teeth playing “Wheelchair Jimmy” on the Canadian teen series Degrassi: The Next Generation.
Now 23, Drake recently chatted with Paper Magazine August 2010, where he revealed that his acting days aren’t behind him just yet. And you’ll never guess the world leader he hopes to play next.
“I hope somebody makes a movie about Obama’s life soon because I could play him. That’s the goal [laughs]. I watch all the addresses,” Drake explains. “Anytime I see him on TV, I don’t change the channel, I definitely pay attention and listen to the inflections of his voice. If you ask anyone who knows me, I’m pretty good at impressions. Slowly but surely, I’m not in the study mode because nobody’s called me about anything, but I just pay attention so when the day comes I’m not scrambling to learn how to speak like him. I want to be involved in great film projects. I don’t want to do the basketball movie that everyone does. I don’t want to do the typical black film that everyone expects. I think that I have enough experience to actually be involved in a real meaty project full of substance.”