This is Aubrey "Drake" Graham. Vaughn Ridley / Getty Images Rapper, champagne papi, inventor of emotional rap/hip-hop. But before all of that, Aubrey was on a Canadian show called Degrassi: The Next Generation. Epitome Pictures Drake played Jimmy: basketball star, school shooting victim, and rapper at the end of his tenure. And although Drake hasn't been on Degrassi since 2008, he still gets checks from being on the show, apparently. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com The ~grind~ never stops. But if you think he'll be rolling in the dough from this, think again. Drake *Patrick voice* LOOK AT IT. It's EIGHT. DOLLARS. AND. TWENTY-FIVE. CENTS. Ethan Miller / Getty Images That's not even enough to get a burrito bowl. And I'd know — I've done ~research~. But before you complain about this, remember that Drake is currently worth $90 million in 2017. Ethan Miller / Getty Images He also surpassed Adele for the most Billboard Award wins in one night, with 13. And $8 or not, Degrassi sorta helped Drake get to where he is today. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Epitome Pictures / Via GIPHY.com Drake will def make it through these times. So trust me, guys: Drake will def be fine. Mark Ralston / AFP / Getty Images Look at him, ~award~ papi. The real victim here is Lauren Collins (aka Paige). If she doesn't get her check, I'll fight Epitome Pictures. Instagram Paige was the true legend, huns, and deserves the biggest, fattest check.