After working relentlessly for 5 months, Drake earned his high school diploma and October's Very Own is celebrating his accomplishments with fellow graduates.
With diploma in hand, Drizzy shared life lessons with the students at the graduation at Jarvis Collegiate Institute in Toronto.
Drake who dropped out of high school at 15, told the graduates:
“I still managed to fight this education system and tell myself that it wasn’t for me. I get why this institution is in place for each and every one of us.”
“What this is about today for all of you is the art of following through. That’s one of the most important life lessons that my uncle every taught me. I’m so proud of you because there are different ways to follow through, and tonight you followed through with a straight shot and for that, you should give yourself a round of applause.”
Drizzy lets the crowd know money and fame isn't all it's cracked up to be. He says:
“I reached a point in my life where I realized there aren’t material things that can give me the excitement that I’m looking for. There’s a void in my life that I need to fill and I need to sit and think long and hard what that was. It was the fact that I had left a gaping hole in my story of following through."
The Young Money rapper goes on with more encouraging words:
“Sometimes it’s about going there, not getting there. Sometimes it’s the journey that teaches you a lot about your destination. And sometimes when you get there, you’ll look back and you’ll realize that you wish you could go there again because all the experiences are the reason that you are who you are today. I want you all to give a round of applause for yourselves for getting there.”
Lastly, Drake dedicated his accomplishments to the number one lady his life. He says:
“This piece of paper I’d like to dedicate to my mother because she’s a retired teacher and always wanted me to graduate. I think I’ll sleep a little better tonight knowing that I found a way to follow through.”
Aww! Such a special moment!
Check out Drake's full speech in the video above!