Drake Threatened To Leave ‘Degrassi’ Once His Character Was Handicapped

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Before he was the 6 God, Drake starred in the Canadian teen drama Degrassi: The Next Generation starting in 2001 as a teenager.

For the show’s 20th anniversary, members of the cast and crew reunited and spoke with the A.V. Club and a writer named James Hurst revealed Drake threatened to leave the show once his character Jimmy was wheelchair-bound after being shot in Season 4.

“There was a letter from a law firm in Toronto, and it was from Aubrey,” Hurst said. “It was an odd letter that said, ‘Aubrey Graham will not return to Degrassi Season 6 as Jimmy Brooks unless his injury is healed, and he’s out of the wheelchair.’”