News: Drake Drops Jewels In Toronto: "There's A Void In My Life" [Video]

Saturday, Oct 27, 2012 9:08PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Young Money's Drake is continuing to celebrate recently graduating high school by giving an acceptance speech in Toronto heading into the weekend.

Drizzy appeared at the city's Jarvais Collegiate Institute and dropped gems on fellow graduates.

"I reached a point in my life where I realized there aren't material things that can give me the excitement that I'm looking for," he told his cheering peers. "There's a void in my life that I need to fill and I need to sit and think long and hard what that was. It was the fact that I had left a gaping hole in my story of following through." He concluded the speech by dedicating his new diploma to his mother, "because she's a retired teacher and always wanted me to graduate," he said. "I think I'll sleep a little better tonight knowing that I found a way to follow through." (Rolling Stone)

Last weekend, Drake rolled out to Washington, D.C. and celebrated his accomplishment.

The liquor was flowing as Drake celebrated his 26th birthday and graduation from high school at a party presented by Hennessy V.S in Washington, D.C. during Howard University Homecoming Weekend. Rocking rose-colored glasses and a black velour floral-print shirt, the Young Money rapper hit the stage at the swanky Park on Fourteenth to perform his hits including "I'm on One" and "Forever." He later retired to the VIP section where he and his OVO crew popped bottles of Hennessy V.S. Earlier in the evening, Drizzy turned it up with 2 Chainz at Howard Homecoming's Yardfest, performing "No Lie" and speaking to the students. "I graduated high school, so you see what my campaign is about this year," he said while wearing a red Howard sweatshirt. "I went right to the bookstore, I'm tryna come to school with ya'll. I know I'm the lightest light-skinned ni**a of all time, but I hope that I..." (Rap-Up)

A day prior, the platinum-selling rapper revealed his unexpected achievement.

"97% on my final exam. 88% in the course. One of the greatest feelings in my entire life. As of tonight I have graduated high school!," he tweeted.
"Thank you to my teacher Kim Janzen for spending the last 5 months working tirelessly with me!! OVO SOUND" (Drake's Twitter)

A slew of hip-hop and Hollywood entertainers congratulated Drizzy on completing high school last 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)

Check out Drake's graduation speech below:

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