Lil Durk has earned Grammy nominations, landed on Billboard charts and rubbed shoulders with some of the biggest rappers in the game, but there’s one feat that he still sets out to accomplish. On Thursday (Oct. 14), the “Laugh Now Cry Later” emcee took to Twitter and revealed his intentions to return to school and complete his high school education.
If Durk follows through on his announcement, he will become the latest star to make his academia return after experiencing the fame and fortune associated with being an artist.
Last year, during the 2020 graduation season, Quavo shared a photo of him dressed in a bright blue cap and gown. “Finally Can Say I Graduated High School Class Of 2020,” he captioned the image. “Now What College Should I Go To?…BERKMAR HIGH NAWFSIDE BABY.”
Nearly a year later, Coi Leray walked up to the stage to her hit song “No More Parties,” presented a speech and accepted her diploma from Montclair High School In Montclair, New Jersey. Quality Control’s Metro Marrs also made headlines after he proudly threw a few thousand dollars cash amid the ceremony for his high school graduation.
Among those who have sought higher education are celebrities like Nick Cannon and Swizz Beatz, who enrolled in courses at colleges and universities with hopes to obtain their degrees. Cannon started his college education at Howard University in 2016 as he sought “new challenges and continual growth.” He earned a degree in Criminology / Administration of Justice and a minor in Africana Studies last year, noting that he is working toward a masters and a PHD. Swizz, on the contrary, graduated from Harvard Business School in 2017, leaving the school with a certificate from the Owner/President Management Program.
Look below to see Lil Durk’s tweet.