Barack Obama endorses rapper Drake to play him in a biopic

Drake has expressed his wish to play Mr Barack Obama as early as 10 years ago

Drake has expressed his wish to play Mr Barack Obama as early as 10 years ago

So when the day comes, it will not be hard for me to learn to speak like Obama, "said Drake. So, if the time comes and he's ready ..."

As Donald Trump counts down his final days in the White House and Joe Biden prepares to take the oath of office, former President Barack Obama is now on a major press run to promote his A Promised Land memoir. Drake told Paper Magazine back in 2010 that he hopes he could play Obama and noted that he has watched all of his speeches and has studied his way of speaking.

"I hope somebody makes a movie about Obama's life soon because I could play him", he said during Obama's first term in office.

"Drake has, more importantly I think, my household's stamp of approval", said Obama, who recently released his memoir, A Promised Land.

Former President Barack Obama has an idea about who should play him if a biopic was to be made about his life and it's a choice that will make fans of Degrassi: The Next Generation very happy.

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Drake appeared to respond to the president selecting the Top Dawg Entertainment emcee over him in that interview.

The former United States president has been played by actors such as Parker Sawyers in the biographical romantic drama Southside With You (2016), Devon Terrell in the biographical film Barry (2016) and Kingsley Ben-Adir in the mini-series The Comey Rule (2020).

"If you ask anyone who knows me, I'm pretty good at impressions", the God's Plan singer added. Any time I see him on TV, I don't change the channel. I think Malia and Sasha would be wonderful with that, " Obama replied, referring to his adult daughters.

Watch the full interview below. "You had seen Black businesses rise, you had seen Black income go up", Obama said, adding that "millions of Black folks were better off" when he left office.

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