Drake took to the mic at Jarvis Collegiate Institute in Toronto to thank his fellow students and teacher, Kim Janzen. For five months, Drake and his teacher worked together in order for the high school dropout to finally receive his high school diploma.

“What this is about today, for all of you, is the art of following through. That’s one of the most important life lessons that my uncle every taught me,” said Drake, who’s uncle was in attendance. “I’m so proud of you because there are different ways to follow through, and tonight you followed through with a straight shot and for that, you should give yourself a round of applause.”