Drake wanted to get out of the wheelchair

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Before his music career, Drake was already known as an actor on the series “Degrassi: The Next Generation”. His character Jimmy Brooks was in a wheelchair after a gunshot wound from season five. Now one of the authors of the time made public that Drake is said to have threatened with the help of his lawyers to resign because he no longer wanted to sit in a wheelchair.

Drake was threatening to get out of his wheelchair

During the recent reunion of the Degrassi cast for the series’ 20th birthday, which Drake (now streaming on Apple Music) was absent from, writer James Hurst reported that Drizzy was said to have been extremely dissatisfied with his role. At the end of the fourth season, the character he played Jimmy Brooks was shot at school and was then bound to a wheelchair. The production company is said to have received a legal letter stating that Drake would no longer appear for the sixth season if his injury was not written off the series. In a subsequent conversation with him, Drake is said to have stated that he was afraid of appearing “weak”. All of his rapper friends would have told him that. “All my friends in the rap game say I’m weak because I’m in a wheelchair.” “All my friends in the rap game say I’m soft because I’m in a wheelchair.” Hurst then tried to explain that there is hardly anything harder than surviving a gunshot wound. It was also important to him to adequately represent wheelchair users in a large TV series. “Somewhere out there is a kid in a wheelchair who’s always ignored and never represented on TV. I want you to represent that person. You’re the coolest kid on the show and you can say there’s nothing wrong with that, to sit in a wheelchair. ” “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. ” According to Hurst, Drake was so easily persuaded and probably even apologized for threatening to quit. Drake remained part of the Degassi cast for two more years.

 

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