Drake has reflected on his route to the top of the music industry in a candid Instagram post.
The rap star celebrated his 35th birthday on Sunday, and he’s marked the occasion by revealing how far he’s come in his career.
Alongside a 14-year-old video of himself in a Rolls-Royce, Drake wrote on Instagram: “Back in 2007 we used to finesse this Rolls Royce Phantom rental to convince people in the city we were destined to make it. I used to scrape together 5k a month somehow to keep up appearances (sic)”
Drake used renting the vehicle as a means of motivating himself to reach the top of the music industry.
The “Hotline Bling” hitmaker – who is now one of the world’s best-selling artists – said: “Even though I don’t recommend putting yourself in financial trouble for material things I realize now that this was just my way of extreme manifesting.
“I needed to see it and feel it and have it to believe that I could see and feel and have anything I wanted.
“Today in 2021 my brother @futuretheprince tracked down the exact car I use to stress over and gifted it to me…it’s mine now. Manifestation complete. (sic)”
Drake subsequently thanked his followers for their birthday messages.
He wrote on the photo-sharing platform: “Thank you for all the love and appreciation and gifts and texts and dm’s…more than just loved I feel truly appreciated and that is the only gift I ever needed. (sic)”
Drake previously revealed that he feels proud of how he’s dealt with fame and success.
He reflected: “I think one of my biggest accomplishments is the fact that I didn’t let this massive, massive change in my life destroy me.
“That’s my biggest accomplishment. I made a lot of money. I been a lot of places. I had a lot of opportunities to f*** this up. And didn’t.”