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Will Rihanna Convert for Drake?

The news is in: ex-Degrassi boy wonder and newfound hip-hop superstar Aubrey "Drake" Graham is a Jew! As seen in the video below with Peter Rosenberg of Hot 97, Drake flexes his Jewish muscles – he’s been Bar Mitzvah’d, grew … Read More

By / September 1, 2009

The news is in: ex-Degrassi boy wonder and newfound hip-hop superstar Aubrey "Drake" Graham is a Jew! As seen in the video below with Peter Rosenberg of Hot 97, Drake flexes his Jewish muscles – he’s been Bar Mitzvah’d, grew up in a Jewish neighborhood in Toronto, celebrates Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, rocked yarmulkes in synagogue and even admits to skipping out on Hebrew school, like all good Jews. 

 

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In 2006, Drake began his hip-hop career by self-releasing a mixtape called Room for Improvement via his website and MySpace page. In 2007, Drake became the first unsigned Canadian Jewish rapper to have his music video featured on BET when his first single, "Replacement Girl" was featured as the "New Joint of the Day" on April 30, 2007.

Since then he’s been featured on tracks with the likes of Lil Wayne, Mary J. Blige, Jay-Z, Kanye West and more. After showing close affiliation with Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment, he officially signed with the the label in June, 2009. His first studio album, Thank Me Later, is expected to be released in 2010.

In other Drake celeb news, he has been spotted more than once "canoodling" with Rihanna in both NYC and LA. So the big question is… will Rihanna convert?