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Drake Shares Funny Letter He Wrote to His Mom in 2006

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Drake performs onstage during Day 2 of Squamish Valley Music Festival on Aug. 8, 2015 in Squamish, Canada.  

This week marks Drake’s 10th week at the top of the Billboard 200 with his album Views. But 10 years ago, his life looked a little different.

Drake's 'Views' Back at No. 1 on Billboard 200 for 10th Week

On Sunday (July 17), the rapper unearthed a gem from 2006: a letter written to his mother in which he apologizes for going a bit bid-crazy on eBay, apparently with her credit card. At the time of writing the letter -- which he posted on Instagram -- he would have been about 19 years old, self-releasing his first mixtape and probably best-known for his stint on the Canadian teen drama Degrassi: The Next Generation.

“Dear Mom,” the letter reads, “I have cancelled the WireImage subscription due to my Ebay charges coming to more than I had planned for. Please know that you will [be] reimbursed fully through several methods and or means of payment. Thanks for temporarily funding my music and wardrobe.”

“eBay was the addiction back in 2006. Def come a long way and it's safe to say I most likely settled this debt.  #NothingWithoutMyMom #IProbablyBoughtSomeEvisuJeans,” Drake wrote as a caption for the photo.