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 the rapper 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.
NEW YORK - MAY 26: Drake performs at S.O.B.'s on May 26, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage) *** Local Caption ***
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 28: Rapper Drake onstage at the 2009 BET Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on June 28, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage) *** Local Caption ***
Actor and Rapper Drake Graham, known simply as Drake, attends A Conversation with Drake sponsored by the Nashville Chapter at Ocean Way Studio on November 19, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 02: Rapper Drake poses in the press room during The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live! at the Club Nokia on December 2, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
(L-R) Trey Songz and Drake attend DJ Clue's birthday party at M2 Ultra Lounge on January 21, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 05: Singer Drake attends Axe Lounge at Fontainebleau Miami Beach on February 5, 2010 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS - APRIL 24: Canadian actor, rapper and recording artist Drake performs during day 2 of the 41st annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Skip Bolen/WireImage)
NEW YORK - JUNE 15: Drake visits Best Buy on June 15, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Singer Drake arrives at the Cash Money Records Annual Pre-GRAMMY Party at The Lot on February 12, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 05: Drake performs at Chateau Nightclub & Gardens opening in Paris Las Vegas on March 5, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Drake attends John Wall's 21st birthday celebration at Greenhouse on September 8, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
SAN JOSE, CA - DECEMBER 18: Hip-Hop vocalist Drake (aka. Aubrey Drake Graham) performs during the 2011 WildJam at HP Pavilion on December 18, 2011 in San Jose, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/WireImage)
OTTAWA, ON - JANUARY 29: Rap artist Drake performs during the 2012 Tim Hortons NHL All-Star Game between Team Alfredsson and Team Chara at Scotiabank Place on January 29, 2012 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - AUGUST 05: Drake performs at Ovo Fest 2012 at Molson Amphitheatre on August 5, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Sarjoun Faour Photography/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 18: (L-R) Singer Usher, music producer Noah '40' Shebib and rapper Drake in the audience at the 40th American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 18, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/AMA2012/WireImage)
LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 891 -- Pictured: (l-r) Musical guest Drake during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on September 13, 2013 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - DECEMBER 31: (L-R) Drake and Rick Ross attend Sean Diddy Combs Ciroc The New Years Eve Party at his home on December 31, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 24: Drake performs at Palais Omnisports de Bercy on February 24, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by David Wolff - Patrick/Redferns via Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - APRIL 22: Hip-Hop artist, Drake, celebrates during Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals between the Toronto Raptors and the Brooklyn Nets during the NBA Playoffs at the Air Canada Centre on April 22, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Dave Sandford/NBAE via Getty Images)
SCOTTSDALE, AZ - JANUARY 31: Drake performs at the Bootsy Bellows Pop Up event on January 31, 2015, in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 18: Drake performs on stage during 2015 Music Midtown at Piedmont Park on September 18, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paul R. Giunta/WireImage)