Drake promises to clean his room in childhood note on sale for $7,500
Written by News on 16/04/2019
A childhood note written by rapper and singer Drake is on sale for $7,500 (£5,725).
In the handwritten message reportedly to his mother, the Canadian star – full name Aubrey Drake Graham – promises to clean his room in return for lifts in the mornings – something which, after shifting more than 20 million albums worldwide, he probably doesn’t need to worry about anymore.
“I will clean my room when I come home,” Drake‘s message says – and it’s signed, which means he must have been serious.
The young Aubrey’s words are followed by the reply: “In order to receive 8.15am rides this week – room must be clean + bathroom must be clean AS PROMISED FRI JAN. 18th!!!”
The then aspiring rapper also lists his achievements for his future biography, saying that he “sings, acts and raps” and that he “lives for music”.
He also lists some of his “idols”, including Will Smith, Notorious BIG, Jay Z, Usher and Al Green.
Now 32, the star has achieved worldwide fame thanks to hits including One Dance, Hotline Bling, God’s Plan and In My Feelings.
The note is being sold by memorabilia company Moments in Time.
According to TMZ, it has been taken from an old rhyme book which was found in a rubbish bin near his grandfather’s old furniture factory in Toronto, where he used to work.
Drake has come a long way since he started from the bottom, and is now reported to be worth up to $140m (£107m).
Last year, he donated $25,000 (£19,000) to a high school and surprised a student with a $50,000 (£38,000) scholarship while filming the video for God’s Plan in Miami.
On top of that, he paid the shopping bills for everyone inside a supermarket in the city, and also reportedly donated $50,000 to a homeless shelter and bought $150 gift cards for all of its 130 female residents.
(c) Sky News 2019: Drake promises to clean his room in childhood note on sale for $7,500