Because You’re A Good Boy + We Know It: Happy 27th Birthday, Drake!

Photo: (Getty, MTV Act)

Photo: (Getty, MTV Act)

Drake, Drizzy, OVO, YOLO, the man who “Started From the Bottom” and made it to the top, turns 27 today, and we’re all about celebratin’ our boo and everything awesome he does in the world.

+ Drake Says “Yes” to School

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Photo: Drake expressing how most people feel when they graduate (Getty)

Even though he’s one of the best lyricists in the game (feel free to debate this in the comments section), Drake was once a high school dropout. Apparently financial success can’t beat academic success, though, ’cause last year, the rapper made the decision to Get Schooled. “97% on my final exam. 88% in the course,” he Tweeted after passing his GED test. “One of the greatest feelings in my entire life.” One of the greatest feelings in my life was holding my crush’s hand in the car on the way back to my place from a party, while “Hold On We’re Going Home” played on the radio.

+ Drake Says “No” to Drama

 

DrakeMiguel-InsertPhoto: Drake celebrating his born day with tour mates Future and Miguel. (Instagram)

You know who’s not “Going Home”? Future, from Drake’s “Would You Like A Tour.” Although the boys reportedly had a falling out that lead to Future being booted from the tour, the two worked it out and it’s allllll good now. Perhaps it’s because Drake knew how to man up early on in life. In “All Me” he raps, “I touched down in ’86, knew I was the man by the age of 6, I even f***ed the girl I used to babysit …” OK, we’re not sure about that last line, but we’re glad he made amends with his tour mate.

+ Drake Says “Yes” to Gun Control

Drake is featured on Snoop Lion’s “No Guns Allowed,” a song dedicated to spreading awareness about the need for gun control in America. If you agree with Drake on the matter, check out the MTV x Caliber Collection, which converts illegal guns into bracelets for a cause. If you’ve gotta have that rapper bling, you may as well buy bling that saves lives.

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