News: Drake Announces High School Graduation Party Plans
Friday, Oct 19, 2012 10:30AM
Young Money rapper Drake is going to toast to the good life tonight (October 19) and, specifically, graduating high school at Washington, D.C.'s The Park at Fourteenth.
Drizzy broke the news of his party plans and also said he would celebrate his 26th birthday Friday night.
"My early birthday celebration @Parkat14th in DC tomorrow night!," he tweeted Thursday evening.
"actually...Graduation/Birthday celebration. YES LAWD" (Drake's Twitter)
A slew of hip-hop and Hollywood entertainers congratulated Drizzy on completing high school this week including Nick Cannon.
"Congrats @Drake http://bit.ly/UahSY1 Sound so smart, like you graduated #highschool #makemeproud," Nick tweeted October 18th. (Nick Cannon's Twitter)
Back in 2011, the platinum-selling rapper revealed he gave up school to financially support his family.
"My mother was very sick. We were poor, like broke. The only money I had coming in was off of Canadian TV, which isn't that much money when you break it down," Drake said referring to "Degrassi." "A season of Canadian television is under a teacher's salary, I'll tell you that much. It's definitely not something to go f*cking get." (Complex)
He is known for referencing not making it in school on various records.
The 25-year-old Young Money star has been vocal in the past about not making the grade, rapping in "Crew Love" that, "I guess we'll never know what Harvard gets us/But seeing my family have it all/Took the place of that desire for diplomas on the wall." (MTV)
Check out a recent Drake interview below: