American hip-hop artist Drake has said he wants to go back to acting.
“I can’t wait to get back into acting,” said Drake who was talking to W Magazine.
“No one ever asks me to do movies, and, although music is my focal point now, I’d love to do a film. That was the life that I lived before, and it would be interesting to live it again,” he added.
Although Drake burst through the music scene full of robust and unique musical force, he remained multi-industrial.
Born Aubrey Drake Graham to a biracial couple in Toronto, the musician has been performing since childhood.
At 14, he landed a role on Degrassi: The Next Generation, the long running, hugely popular, emotionally complicated Canadian teen soap opera.
At the same time, Drake was already making music.
“That was part of the reason I was kicked off the show,” Drake said
“Back then, I’d spend a full day on set and then go to the studio to make music until 4 or 5 a.m. I’d sleep in my dressing room and then be in front of the cameras again by 9 a.m.” He told W magazine.
“Eventually, they realized I was juggling two professions and told me I had to choose.” Drake added, “I chose this life.”
Recently, Drake has become involved with the art world.
He was commissioned by Sotheby’s, in New York, to create a soundtrack for an exhibition and private sale of works by important African-American artists, including Theaster Gates, Wangechi Mutu, David Hammons, and Jean-Michel Basquiat, at the auction house.
“The art at Sotheby’s moved me like a song would,” Drake said. “I saw music in those paintings. I now try to treat each single as a piece of art. I try to attach the sound that I’m making to an image in my mind.”
Drake continued to say how his mother being a teacher brought all kinds of things to the house and that’s how he learned early that inspiration could come from so many forms and people.
The back-to-back hit-maker recently had a feud with fellow rapper, Meek Mill who accused him on twitter of using a ghostwriter for a song they had worked on together.
Instead of retorting on the same platform, he responded lyrically and also made a statement.
“I signed up for greatness. This comes with it.” He said
Other artists who sing and act include Jennifer Lopez, Sean ‘Diddy’ and Jennifer Hudson.