Drake Threatened Legal Action Against ‘Degrassi’
Drake threatened legal action against the show Degrassi: The Next Generation. Recently a writer of the show revealed that news. The rapper Drake appeared in the Canadian drama since 2001. Over seven seasons, he has appeared in that show as Jimmy Brooks.
Now when the show is going to celebrate its 20th anniversary, the then actor pursued legal action against the show as his character wound up in a wheelchair. Writer James Hurst explained, “There was a letter from a law firm in Toronto, and it was from Aubrey [Graham, aka Drake]”
Then Hurst added, “It was an odd letter that said, “Aubrey Graham will not return to Degrassi season six as Jimmy Brooks unless his injury is healed, and he’s out of the wheelchair.”
The writer also said, “All my friends in the rap game say I’m soft because I’m in a wheelchair.” And I said, “Well, tell your friends in the rap game that you got shot. How much harder can you get? You got shot, and you’re in a wheelchair.”
However, co-star Lauren Collins showed sympathy for Drake and said, “I think [Aubrey] probably struggled with the idea that he was one of two Black characters on the show, and that he was the one who was winding up shot and, in a wheelchair, which obviously is part of a much larger conversation.”