Obama Gives The OK For Drake To Play Him In A Movie

Though both Obama and Drake seem to be on board the movie is still, unfortunately, hypothetical.


While it's been more than eight years since Drake first mentioned that he had his eye on the leading role in a (thus far non-existent) Obama biopic, the former president has now given the hypothetical casting his seal of approval.

In an interview with Complex News, Obama was reminded of the comments Drake made almost a decade ago, and asked if he would give Drake a thumbs up for the role. "I will say this, Drake seems to be able to do anything he wants," Obama commented. "That is a talented brother."

While the former president dodged confirming his own approval of Drake for the role, he did mention that the Canadian artist has a more important qualification. "You know what, Drake has--more importantly, I think--my household's stamp of approval," he explained. "I suspect Malia and Sasha would be just fine with it."

The interview was part of Obama's press tour for A Promised Land, the first volume of his presidential memoirs. While there's not currently an Obama biopic in the works that we know of, the release of his memoirs only makes a potential biopic more likely. The Obamas are currently signed on a multi-year deal with streaming service Netflix, which was responsible for Oscar-winning documentary American Factory--and a sketch comedy about Trump.

Whether Obama's seal of approval will help Drake land his dream role is yet to be seen, however. While Drake started his career in the entertainment industry as an actor on Degrassi: The Next Generation, he is now far more well-known for his music.

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