Child Stars, They Grow Into Adult Sex Symbols So Fast
You may have heard of a little Canadian, teenage-themed show called Degrassi, it’s had a large cult following among teenagers and adults alike. Think Beverly Hills 90210, but with substance and gravitas, these kids can act! They’re only high-schoolers but they deal with some very mature and contemporary problems such as – school shootings, online predators, cancer, self-harm and sexual identity issues. At the center of it all is Aubrey Graham who played the role of “Jimmy,” the well-rounded, morally righteous basketball star who gets put into a wheel chair, as a victim from a school shooting. But, like the clean-cut, Eagle Scout that Jimmy is, he perseveres and coaches the men’s basketball team from his wheel chair.
Jimmy was the ethical center to Degrassi, his moral compass was never swayed by drugs, alcohol, or the temptations of sexual exploration. He was always the guy to break up an unfair fight (i.e., between computer geek “JT” and school bully “Spinner”), and always the gentleman, holding hands with girlfriend “Hazel,” but never going any further – ok maybe they pecked on the lips, once. Regardless, it appears Degrassi’s beloved golden child has been spoiled by the enticements of the music industry, for “Jimmy” is now, “Drake,” a major hip-hop recording artist.
While all the other stars from Degrassi are either on the Disney Channel, making Lifetime movies, or studying at the University of Montreal – little Jimmy, nee Drake, is singing about making bra straps pop and having wild orgy parties at his condo! Doth mine ears deceive me? I was heartbroken when Jamie Lynn Spears from Nickelodeon’s Zoey 101 got knocked-up, but at least she didn’t make catchy pop songs about her pre-marital escapades in the Louisiana backwoods. Drake’s latest music video has him coaching, this time a women’s basketball team, and as is fitting in a music video, the girls are falling out of the skimpy outfits. At half-time Drake tells the team they need to guard the other team’s defense better, “take that D, take that D” he yells at them. Tisk, tisk, not only are his lyrics explicitly explicit, but he has to result to raunchy double-entendres as well. No surprise he has signed with Lil Wayne’s label. It seems Jimmy, oops, I mean “Drake,” is trying to prove a point – Jimmy ain’t no virgin anymore!