If a biopic movie about Barack Obama is ever made, the former President would be thrilled to have Drake step into the role! “I will say this—Drake seems to be able to do anything he wants. That’s a talented, talented brother. If the time comes and he’s ready, you know…,”
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The 44th President of the United States stated his desire in a new interview with Complex magazine’s “360 With Speedy Morman” show when asked if the Canadian rapper would have his “stamp of approval.”
It turns out that Barack isn’t the only Obama who would be happy with the potential casting decision—but turns out his daughters Malia, 22, and Sasha, 19, would also be much more than happy! “He has more importantly my household’s stamp of approval. I suspect Malia and Sasha would be just fine with it,” he added. The A Promised Land author has been a fan of Drake’s music for years, including “Work” with Rihanna on his summer 2020 playlist, as well as tune “Too Good” on a 2019 edition.
Obama says @Drake has his blessings to play him in a biopic. 👀
— Complex (@Complex) November 25, 2020
Obama’s comments come a decade after the Degrassi alum confessed one of his career goals was to play the former President in a film one day. ”I hope somebody makes a movie about President Obama’s life soon because I could play him. That’s the goal,” he said in an interview with Paper magazine. “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,” he added.
So, Drake as Obama—a yay or a nay?