Drake reportedly once threatened to leave the Canadian show, Degrassi, after his character was injured and made to use a wheelchair.
“There was a letter from a law firm in Toronto, and it was from Aubrey,” show writer James Hurst told A.V. Club. “It was an odd letter that said, ‘Aubrey Graham will not return to Degrassi Season 6 as Jimmy Brooks unless his injury is healed, and he’s out of the wheelchair.’”
He said it was easy to talk Drake around.
“[Drake] instantly backed down. I was very passionate about it, and I said, ‘Aubrey, there’s some kid somewhere in a wheelchair, who’s completely ignored, who’s never on television, never gets represented. I need you to represent this person. You’re the coolest kid on the show, and you can say there’s nothing wrong with being in a wheelchair.’”
DRAKE IS DRUNK
Drake appeared in the show from 2001 to 2008. He moved on to music and is now worth an estimated $150 million.