Before he was a rapper, Drake was a TV star that went by his birth name Aubrey Graham. For seven seasons he played Jimmy Brooks on Degrassi: The Next Generation. Drizzy is putting his ol’ Jimmy Brooks acting skills to use again come 2014. He will host and perform on Saturday Night Live this January after the show returns from its holiday break.
Drake, who graces VIBE’s current race issue, has appeared on SNL before. In October 2011, he was a musical performer, but breezed into a couple sketches on that same episode. He follows in the footsteps of Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga, who have both hosted and performed in the past year on SNL.
Drake’s turn on Saturday Night Live is scheduled for Jan. 18, so have your DVR’s ready.