"When I was 17, I was heavy on eBay. I was a beast. I was like an eBay guru. Mostly it was just clothes, electronics, jerseys and velour suits. I look back now and it's all hideous."
-Blazing hot hip-hop rookie Drake, telling MTV's "When I Was 17" about all the Internet shopping he indulged in before he started making a living as one of the most talked-about MCs in the game. Though the music world buzzes every time he drops a new track or releases a new video, Drake lead a much more low-key lifestyle in his teenage years — even considering his co-starring role on "Degrassi: The Next Generation." The Toronto native spent just as much time selling as he did buying, and though he hints that not all of his transactions were on the up and up, he considers his purchases to be an even bigger crime than anything else.
Drake has been turning a lot of heads this week, as he just unveiled the new Anthony Mandler-directed video for "Find Your Love," a track from his upcoming full-length debut Thank Me Later. The dark, moody video features Drake getting mixed up with the wrong crowd in Jamaica and maybe (or maybe not) dying at the hands of a dangerous woman at the end.
Drake will share the rest of his stories about being 17 during the premiere of this week's episode of "When I Was 17," which airs this Saturday, May 15 at 11 a.m. on MTV. The show also features stories from groundbreaking rapper and actress Queen Latifah and Olympic softball player Jennie Finch.