Drake is, without a doubt, one of the biggest stars in music at the moment so it’s fair for someone to assume that’s where he crafted his fame. However, one Twitter user is getting a lesson on Aubrey Graham the actor after observing Drake’s acting skills in DJ Khaled‘s latest video.
For DJ Khaled’s “POPSTAR” track, the video opens with Drake getting crazy messages from the Miami producer and personality, playfully annoyed at his good friend’s antics. Speaking with his top man Chubbs, Drizzy ponders on how he can be of service to Khaled in providing a video appearance although he’s reportedly sheltered in place elsewhere.
If you’ve seen the video, then you know that Justin Bieber plays the role of Drake via a dream sequence, complete with all the stunting you can imagine for a song of this nature. Bieber, himself a decent actor, awakes from the dream with his wife, Hailey, asking if her hubby is okay. It’s all good, silly fun.
However, @pktheterrible has somewhat set off a moment on Twitter after tweeting, “Drake wants to be an actor so bad but I’m kinah with it he can defo act” complete with crying laughing emojis along with a clip of the aforementioned chat sequence between Drake and Chubbs.
Since Friday, Aubrey Graham, Drake’s birth-given name, has been trending with fans reminding Papa K that Drake’s been doing this since a young youth, of course making mention of his role as “Wheelchair Jimmy” from Degrassi High.
We’ve got those reactions listed out below, along with the “POPSTAR” video.
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Twitter Checks Fan Who Discovers Drake Was Aubrey Graham The Actor Before Music Fame was originally published on hiphopwired.com
Drake been a cheat code pic.twitter.com/OtFfQXNEen— CΔSH THE HUMΔN (@orderSOMEfood) September 5, 2020
Smells like a 2000s baby in here pic.twitter.com/aq25cmkY6e— Austin Moon 🌙 (@austinmoonrx) September 5, 2020
Bruh Drake was an actor before he was Drake. Gimme a break 🤦🏼♀️ pic.twitter.com/GesCjSxYCt— bitch (@nikolethehuman) September 5, 2020
Lmaoooooooo wait. What we ARE NOT GONNA DO is act like AUBREY GRAHAM wasn’t a whole ass Jimmy Brooks before he decided to take on the role of Drake. https://t.co/hvSrIxkoTi— ✨Sy✨ (@712buddah) September 5, 2020
I’m old enough to remember when Aubrey graham was ACTING on that show degrassi before doing music Lmao https://t.co/mRGBrRBHb9— John (@iam_johnw) September 5, 2020
Aubrey Graham did not convince me he used a wheelchair for years for you to disrespect him like this. https://t.co/AlsUtfZBzf— MC (@mccaalaolivia) September 5, 2020
hear me out now.....the canadian child star aubrey graham quit his role on the hit show degrassi to star in this docu-series where he plays a world famous rapper named drake pic.twitter.com/79ncxy18kV— N.I.C. (@kwispyNburntout) September 5, 2020
Well it’s 2020 and people don’t know that Aubrey Graham was an actor that played a famous rapper named Drake on the tv show so guess what that means.........— Brandon King (@Brandon_pierre7) September 5, 2020
IT’S A GREAT TIME TO ARREST THE COPS THAT KILLED BREONNA TAYLOR!!!! pic.twitter.com/ghBMcAmC1m
Aubrey Graham and Wheelchair Jimmy are trending because people don’t know Drake was an actor????— Vanessa (@thenessamessa) September 5, 2020
Stop sleeping on Degrassi. The world is so weird.
Wait, so Aubrey Graham came out with a whole music video a while back with Degrassi cast cameos and people don't know this is his name and that's where he got his start???? 😂— Haunted Vagina (@kennyboop5) September 5, 2020
WAIT- so degrassi is trending cause y’all ain’t know drake could act?? YALL AINT KNOW LIL AUBREY GRAHAM COULD ACT??? Like???— nessa 🧞♂️ (@venessajimenezz) September 5, 2020
Who didn't know this guy real name was Aubrey Graham? 🙋🏽— Makesha Williamson (@KeyJackOfTrades) September 5, 2020
Who didn't know that "Drake" is actually his middle name? 🙋🏽
Who didn't know he was an actor "Jimmy Brooks"(Wheel Chair Jimmy) on a show called "Degrassi" (Never Seen It!) before he became a rapper? 🙋🏽
Only on Twitter!! 😂 pic.twitter.com/cGZGIisobn