Drake Wants To Play President Obama

January 30, 2012 By:
Drake Wants To Play President Obama

I know, it’s a big role to take on. But keep in mind, Drake starred in Degrassi: The Next Generation. Case closed, am I right?

“I hope somebody makes a movie about Obama’s life soon because I could play him,” Drake told VH1. “That’s the goal.”

And what exactly qualifies him?

“Anytime I see him on TV, I don’t change the channel.”

Done deal. Casting directors, don’t even insult him by suggesting an audition.

“I watch all the addresses,” Drake continues. “I definitely pay attention and listen to the inflections of his voice. If you ask anyone who knows me, I’m pretty good at impressions.”

We all have that friend that does impressions. They’re never pretty good at them.

Drake does have acting experience, though. As a teenager in Canada, he did star in the aforementioned teen drama, Degrassi: The Next Generation. And he’s also appeared in a number of TV movies and also had a small role in the 2007 Robert Downey, Jr. comedy, Charlie Bartlett.

“I’ve been reading scripts for a while now,” Drake told VH1. “I want to do something great. I want to do something for my culture: the younger people who are still in tune with everything going on. I’m actually writing with my friends right now.”

And while he’s not writing for his generation, Drake is busy defending himself against rapper Common. The two have apparently been having beef, with Common saying Drake is “soft.” The Degrassi thing probably didn’t help.

“More than anything [the diss] was just disappointing cause what kid isn’t a fan of what Common has done for our genre,” Drake complained.