Nick Cannon is officially a college student! The actor shared a pic from his first day as a freshman at Howard University on Aug. 20, and immediately got a shout-out from one of his ‘Drumline’ costars. See the epic message right here!
Nick was clearly pumped when he first set foot on his new campus, sharing a picture of himself with the Howard University sign and an excited caption about being a freshman. Even though Nick, 35, seemingly isn’t attending Howard to be the leader of the school’s marching band like he is in Drumline, his former co-star Orlando Jones wanted to make sure he remembered the advice his character received in the movie!
“Just remember @NickCannon ‘You’re on time if you’re 5 minutes earlier, You’re late if you’re on time!’ #OneBandOneSound PS – Congrats,” Orlando replied to Nick’s tweet about his first day of school. Talk about a blast from the past — and a totally fitting one at that!
Although Nick didn’t continue the Drumline references, he was clearly appreciative of Orlando’s thoughtful shout-out, calling him “My man” and including several exclamation points. But the exclamation points were just the beginning of Nick’s excitement, as he went on a roll of posting inspirational quotes about the power of knowledge and education on his Instagram when he started classes Aug. 22. Who would’ve thought that someone could get so excited about going to school?!
Orlando wasn’t the only one that was reminded of Drumline after seeing Nick’s post about college. He received a slew of Drumline references after posting about Howard, with one fan even telling him that she applied to go to Howard after seeing Nick in the movie! As much as Nick’s fans probably hope that his time at Howard University will result in Drumline 3, but it from the looks of it, the only thing Nick is going to be focusing on is school!
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