OVO Sound boss Drake has a couple major co-signs - one from former president Barack Obama and the other courtesy of his dad Dennis Graham. Papa Graham has shared his reaction to the previous head of state showing support for Drizzy to play him in a movie.
Dennis Graham Reacts To Barack Obama/Drake Biopic Possibility
DG went to his Instagram page with some serious joy. Graham hyped up the presidential co-sign and also said Drake’s acting skills would slay.
“I absolutely love this and I know that my Son will kill it,Congratulations for the opportunity my Son and consideration is absolutely an honor 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾💯💯💯💯💯” -Dennis Graham’s Instagram
Drake Could Play Obama On Big Screen
In a recent interview, the 44th President was asked if Drake had the acting chops to impersonate him on the big screen. Obama immediately shared his love for the 6 God and ultimately delivered the green light.
“Drake seems to be able to do anything he wants,” Obama said. “I mean, he’s a talented brother. If the time comes and he’s ready, you know … Drake has — more importantly — my household’s stamp of approval. I suspect Malia and Sasha would be just fine with it.”
Obama Addresses His Take Linking Hip-Hop To Donald Trump
In the same interview, Obama addressed comments he made days prior — which earned him some backlash — about how rap is portrayed and comparing it to Donald Trump‘s vision of success.
“You do enough interviews, there’s gonna be a slip somewhere in terms of broad characterizations,” Obama said to clarify his previous statement. “I think people need to look across the board [about] what I’ve said with respect to not just my admiration for any particular artist, but my embrace of hip-hop culture that I brought into the White House in a way that was unprecedented.”
Rappers Showing Support For Trump
Those controversial comments from Obama included him pointing out lot of similarities between what the former reality TV star turned president represents and the rap community. Barack even compared hip-hop’s trend of flexing high-end accessories, wealth and luxuries.
“I have to remind myself that if you listen to rap music, it’s all about the bling, the women, the money,” he says. “A lot of rap videos are using the same measures of what it means to be successful as Donald Trump is. Everything is gold-plated. That insinuates itself and seeps into the culture. … America has always had a caste system — rich and poor, not just racially but economically — but it wasn’t in your face most of the time when I was growing up. Then you start seeing Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, that sense that either you’ve got it or you’re a loser. And Donald Trump epitomizes that cultural movement that is deeply ingrained now in American culture.” (The Athletic)