Shortly after taking his final exams and graduating from high school, Drake took the podium to give a speech at the graduation ceremony.

The 26-year-old rapper graced the stage at Jarvis C.I in Toronto, Canada during graduation. During the speech, he thanked his teacher Kim Janzen for her role in helping him accomplish his goal.

“I want to let you know today, as I stand in front of you, I get it. I get why this institution is in place for every single one of us. And it’s not necessarily about the books that you’ll read or the science or math equations that you’ll do because you may end up taking a path in life where a lot of the things that you’ll learn, you can’t necessarily fully apply. And that’s OK. It’s not about the popular kids, it’s not about the kids that don’t feel as popular, because all of that changes later in life.”

Watch Drake’s graduation speech below.

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