"I hope somebody makes a movie about Obama's life soon because I could play him. That's the goal. I watch all the addresses. Any time I see him on TV, I don't change the channel, I definitely pay attention and listen to the inflections of his voice," Darke said.
In a 2010 interview with Paper, the 34-year-old Grammy-award winning singer first showed an interest in playing the now 59-year-old former President of the United States.
Per an article by Digital Spy, Drake stated at the time: "I hope somebody makes a movie about Obama’s life soon because I could play him."
Drake then continued:
"That’s the goal. I watch all the addresses. Any time 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."
Morman asked Obama for his thoughts on the subject of Drake representing him in a video debate with interviewer Speedy Morman for 360 (which was posted to Complex News' official YouTube channel on Sunday, November 24).
"I will say this - Drake seems to be able to do anything he wants.
"If the time comes, and he’s ready… Drake has, more importantly, my household's stamp of approval. I suspect [my daughters] Malia and Sasha would be just fine with it."
A number of social media users have responded on Twitter to the possibility of Drake playing the former POTUS in the future in a film. The notion was approved by several people:
“Oh, he’s gonna leave the White House.” 👀— Complex (@Complex) November 24, 2020
President @BarackObama talks about his new book A Promised Land, Trump’s transition plan, Drake playing him in a movie, and more on an all-new episode of Complex 360 with @SpeedyMorman.
Dropping TODAY at 2pm. pic.twitter.com/oXeTWHuvxQ
Drake playing Obama in a movie, is this real?? 😍— ❌ ⭕ (@samurrrrah) November 24, 2020
Drake playing Obama in a movie????— Flam-e-yone Hopftsman 🐉 (@zaiah251) November 24, 2020
Drake playing Obama in a biopic ? I have no faith.— Kutlwano (@Nix_KS) November 25, 2020
"Barack Obama endorses Drake to play him in biopic."— freedomny (@freedomny123) November 25, 2020
In the interview above, Obama also spoke about his enduring love of rap and R&B, stating: "You're speaking to a president who brought Common, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole into the White House, whose every playlist has hip-hop."
"So I am the first to recognize the power of hip-hop not just as music but as social commentary. I am a huge fan of all kinds of rappers and many of them are my friends."
Obama also talked of A Promised Land, his new autobiography, which has now sold over a million copies and received a polarising reaction on social media from readers.
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