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Drake Gets Barack Obama's Blessing To Portray Him In Film: "A Talented Brother"

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On the heels of the first volume of his memoir called 'A Promised Land,' Barack Obama sat down for a chat on Complex's '360 With Speedy Morman' and revealed he'd be cool with Drake playing him in a biopic. 

"I will say this: Drake seems to be able to do anything he wants," Obama suggested near the end of the video. "That is a talented, talented brother. So if the time comes and he’s ready? You know what, Drake has – more importantly, I think – my household’s stamp of approval. I suspect Malia and Sasha would be just fine with it."

Speedy also notes that both Drizzy and Obama are biracial with a Black father and a white mom, so the Toronto artist checks that box. 

The question and subsequent co-sign were sparked by an enthusiastic interview The Boy gave to Paper Magazine back in 2010 in which he claimed, "I hope somebody makes a movie about Obama’s life soon because I could play him."

He continued, "That’s the goal. I watch all the addresses. Any time I see him on TV, I don’t change the channel. I definitely pay attention and listen to the inflections of his voice. If you ask anyone who knows me, I’m pretty good at impressions. I’ve been reading scripts for a while."

Every Drake fan knows he started his entertainment career as Jimmy Brooks on the teenage drama series 'Degrassi' and, more recently, has been listed as an executive producer on hit shows like 'Euphoria.' But he's yet to lend his name to a major movie.

For now, though, the 34-year-old Scorpio is focused on the rollout of his album, 'Certified Lover Boy,' as he teased a special Nike collection – likely to arrive on Friday, Dec. 18 – with a huge light show in downtown Toronto.

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