Drake already thinking about retirement

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    Drake is already thinking about switching gears and quitting music to return to acting.

    “I mean, I don’t even know if I’ll still be making rap music. I don’t know how long I necessarily want to make rap music for,” Drake told I-D online.

    Drake’s mentor, Lil Wayne, has already expressed his desire to leave the game at 35 to spend time with his children. But Drake said he just might return to the small screen.

    “Maybe I’ll just [be] acting or whatever it is. That’s really my plan. I plan to make as much music as I can until a story from Drake just doesn’t impact you as it used to,” he said.

    The Canadian MC started his acting career on the hit teen drama, “Degrassi: The Next Generation,” in 2001. He played Jimmy Brooks, an up-and-coming basketball star whose dreams were shattered when he was shot by a fellow classmate and bound to a wheelchair. The actor left the show in 2009 and began pursuing his rap career.

    Of course Drake, who reportedly has a role in the upcoming independent film, Arbitrage, with Al Pacino, wouldn’t be the first rapper to turn to acting. Will Smith, LL Cool J, Ice-T, Ice Cube and Queen Latifah have all helped pave that way, and it’s a lane Drake would prefer to travel.

    “You know, there are artists who are 35 and up that still make rap and that still works for them. I don’t know if I want to be that guy,” he said.

    While his ultimate goal may be to rekindle his love of acting, for now, music is his number one.

    —Kimberley Glascoe

    Would you like to see Drake return to acting, or should he stick with music? Leave your comments below.

     

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