Rapper Drake has officially graduated from high school.
The hip-hop star hired a private tutor over the summer in an effort to finally complete his studies, and announced earlier in the month that he had passed all of his exams with flying colors.
Celebrating the occasion, Drake returned to the Jarvis Collegiate Institute in his home town of Toronto, Canada on Friday, where he dedicated his diploma to his mother.
During the speech he revealed,
“I reached a point in my life where I realized that there aren’t material things that can give me the excitement that I’m looking for. There’s a void, there’s a gap in my life that I need to fill and I needed to sit and think long and hard what that was.
“And it was the fact that I had left a gaping hole in my story of following through. So for five months, we talked back and forth on emails, we worked, we wrote papers, I studied for an exam, we figured out how I didn’t close my chapter of following through.”
Drake dropped out of school as a teenager when his acting career took off with his starring role on hit Canadian series ‘Degrassi.’ He attributed his drive and motivation to get his diploma to his mother.
The singer added, “She’s a retired teacher and always wanted me to graduate. I think I’ll sleep a little better tonight knowing that I found a way to follow through.”