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Here are some outtakes of Paper Magazine‘s cover story on Drake.  Dude seems pretty gassed up if he thinks he can play Obama.  Although it only makes sense that his head already on the movie tip. I think he would be building his brand differently if he just wanted to do music.  The idea of Drake having a shrine dedicated to Andre 3000 seems cornier than it really is.  The barn door with his verses on it could maybe be cool.

  • On finding the time to return to acting:I have an extreme desire to get back into acting and I’ve been in conversations non-stop about what kind of projects I’m going to pick, who I’d like to work with and things of that nature. I really have to gauge it off of how well this album does and what the demand is for Drake after this album, and I’ve gotta see how much time I can afford to take off before people hear from me again. If people love Thank Me Later, then I’m going to keep it going. As crazy as that sounds, and as vulnerable as that sounds because it sounds like people are deciding my fate, it’s just me being honest with you. If… it’s unanimous that they’re over [Thank Me Later], then yeah, maybe I’ll have a little bit more time to act before I go back in and make another album. But I’m pretty confident in the music that I made. I think music will be commanding my life for the next little bit, and hopefully I can find a month or two months to film a movie.

    On playing Obama:

    I hope somebody makes a movie about Obama’s life soon because I could play him. That’s the goal [laughs]. 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. Slowly but surely, I’m not in the study mode because nobody’s called me about anything, but I just pay attention so when the day comes I’m not scrambling to learn how to speak like him. I want to be involved in great film projects. I don’t want to do the basketball movie that everyone does. I don’t want to do the typical black film that everyone expects. I think that I have enough experience to actually be involved in a real meaty project full of substance.

    On how he honors his mentor, Andre 3000 from Outkast:

    I have a shrine in my apartment dedicated to Andre. I took a door off a barn and had an artist take the lyrics from his verses [and put them] on this barn door. As soon as you walk into my apartment that’s the first thing you see.

  • ALLHIPHOPACCESS.COM

    Drake needs to cut it out. Play Obama in a movie???