Instead of spending his summer holed up in the studio, Drake is hitting the books. The Young Money rapper has shared plans to get his high school diploma.
While he’s topped the charts and sold out concerts across the globe, Drizzy is still determined to complete his education. “I’m actually spending my summer graduating high school,” he told Toronto’s NOW Magazine. “That’s my main focus after OVO Fest. I only have one credit left, and I’m really excited about that.”
The Canadian superstar will headline the 3rd Annual OVO Fest in Toronto on Sunday with guests A$AP Rocky, 2 Chainz, and The Weeknd. In the past, the festival has featured surprise performances from Eminem, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, and Stevie Wonder.
“I don’t want people to just come for the surprise guests, but at the same time I do put in a lot of effort and take a lot of pride in the friends that I can call up to travel to our city,” he said. “I don’t really call on too many people for favors, but for this one night I do.”
He also spoke about the evolution of R&B with newer acts like Frank Ocean and his fellow Canadian The Weeknd. “Surface R&B doesn’t work any more,” explained the 25-year-old. “The whole heartthrob thing, songs about unrealistic love and tearing your shirt off every show—that’s not really where it’s at any more. It’s becoming harder for those guys to sell records, and harder for them to succeed.”
Drake reps Toronto with his new “416 tattoo.
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