Rapper Drake says he wants to play President Barack Obama in a movie, according to Clutch Magazine. He spoke with reporters at the Sundance Film-Festival this week and relayed his hopes to play the 44th president.

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“I hope somebody makes a movie about Obama’s life soon because I could play him. That’s the goal,” says Drake. “I watch all the addresses. Anytime 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.”

Drake’s no stranger to acting. He’s most known for his role as Jimmy Brooks on “Degrassi: The Next Generation.” However, he’s attempting to influence culture by creating his own film.

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“I’ve been reading scripts for a while. I want to do something great,” he says. “I want to do something for my culture: the younger people who are still in tune with everything going on. I’m actually writing with my friends right now.”

If Drake plays President Obama, who be strong enough to play Mrs. Obama?


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