Whether you want to admit it or not, we should all thank Degrassi for introducing us to Drake.
According to Drake, things weren't always smooth sailing while on the show. Drizzy recently claimed in an interview with W Magazine that he was ousted from the teen sitcom after he was forced to choose between music and acting.
Drake explained his workload during his final days on the show and the toll it took on his body.
“That was part of the reason I was kicked off the show,” Drake explained. “Back then, I’d spend a full day on set and then go to the studio to make music until 4 or 5 a.m. I’d sleep in my dressing room and then be in front of the cameras again by 9 a.m. Eventually, they realized I was juggling two professions and told me I had to choose. I chose this life.”
Degrassi co-creator and executive producer Linda Schuyler saw things differently though. During an interview with Buzzfeed, Schuyler said “I’m hoping there was just some miscommunication here, because if that’s the perception nothing could make me sadder,” said Schuyler maintaining that there was never an ultimatum given to the 6 God.. “Not only did we know [about Drake’s workload], we helped him with it.”
I'm sure there is no bad blood from either side on this one, as the show had an amazing run and Drake's choice to leave panned out as well. I can't imagine them forcing Drake to leave though, can you?