Some thought this moment would never happen. But it looks like rap superstar Drake has come to terms with his past life as a teenage soap star. Yes, that's right! The Summer of Degrassi continues in a big way this week, with Wednesday night bringing a surprise no one expected. Aubrey Graham (Drake's real name) finally reunited with some of his former co-stars from Degrassi: The Next Generation, which saw Drake playing wheelchair-bound Jimmy Brooks. The group got together in Toronto to celebrate the premiere of the new web series We Are Disorderly.
Lauren Collins, known better to Degrassi fans as Miz Paige Michalchuk, shared the first photo on Instagram, while the official Degrassi Instagram later shared even more photographic evidence of this epic reunion. Also featured in the photos are Daniel Clark (aka Sean) and Adamo Ruggiero (aka Marco). It's clear that these former co-stars were extremely happy to see each other. And they spent the night hanging out, and mingling with the rest of the premiere attendees.
Before he was known worldwide as the Grammy-winning rapper Drake, Aubrey Graham was experiencing the dangers of growing up in the extremely popular teen drama Degrassi: The Next Generation. It was his first big acting break, and he was cast at the age of 15. His character Jimmy was tragically paralyzed in a school shooting, an incident that landed the character the nickname 'Wheelchair Jimmy'. The actor starred on the show until 2009, when he left to focus on his music.
The musician was in Toronto for the famed OVO Fest when he found out about the premiere of We Are Disorderly. The web series was co-written and co-directed by Drake's former co-star Mazin Elsadig, alongside Samir Rehem, who has also worked on Degrassi. You can watch all of the episodes here. The sitcom revolves around three best friends and their various life issues.
Drake hasn't done much acting since Degrassi. He did voice a character in Ice Age: Continental Drift and he had a cameo in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. It's unclear if he'll appear in future episodes of We Are Disorderly. The former full-time actor doesn't have much time for the craft anymore, as he has devoted himself to the art of making hit records. You can take a look at the reunion here.
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