Drake still getting paid from 'Degrassi'
Posted July 19
Drake has a net worth of $90 million, but he's not turning his nose up at residual checks from his role on "Degrassi: The Next Generation."
The rapper on Tuesday proudly showed off an $8.25 check on Instagram for his work on the Canadian teen drama.
"Degrassi money still coming in don't sleeeeeeeep," the caption of the $8.25 check read.
It's been more than a decade since Drake, whose birth name is Aubrey Graham, appeared on the show, where his role as wheelchair-bound Jimmy Brooks made him famous before he entered the music industry, first as a guest artist, then on mixtapes before breaking through with his debut album "Thank Me Later" in 2010.
Fans of "Degrassi" may remember Drake's character performing a little ditty called "Spinners Rap."
"It was the first time I ever got to showcase rap on television," he said of the song in a 2016 interview. "I think they gave me the opportunity after that to write a real song myself.