Drake Credits College Coach for Pursuing High School Diploma

The rapper is set to graduate this month.

Posted: 09/19/2012 12:18 PM EDT
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As a teen, Drake decided to drop out of high school to follow a career in music, but this summer the 25-year-old rapper went back for his paper and is set to graduate this month. During an interview with Kentucky's cn|2, Drake said University of Kentucky men's basketball coach John Calipari inspired him to pursue his high school diploma, a task that was well within his reach since he was only a credit away from achieving his goal.

"When Coach Cal asked me to come here for the first Midnight Madness, it just really gave me…it gave me a sense of school, a sense of love, a sense of belonging to something," Drake said. "And so, you know, that's why I feel like I belong to the UK family and that's why I’m graduating high school this month."

Could Drake have his sights set on applying to Kentucky for college? He got choice seats during the basketball team's NCAA tournament in 2010 and coached a squad during alumni games in 2009 and 2012.


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