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Drake decided to surprise the hip hop universe this weekend with one of the realest interviews he’s had in the past few years.
He discussed everything from his music to his recent beefs and more. Once upon a time Drake and Kanye West were good friends and hyping up a project they were working on together. That has since died down after Kanye West made comments on how much Drizzy’s music is heard on the radio during a late stop on his Saint Pablo tour.
Drizzy made the comments during his latest appearance on Beats 1’s OVO Sound Radio.
“I think everybody has their own little things going on,” Drake said. “I’m not really sure what he’s referring to half the time because, in the same breath, I went from working on a project with him to him sort of, like, publicly s***ing on me and DJ Khaled for being on the radio too much. When I hear that, I just distance myself from it. If that’s what it is, I don’t even really understand the point you’re trying to make, but whatever it is that you’re going through, I accept it. I don’t respect it at all.”
As for his old foe Meek Mill. He discussed the beginning of their beef and the whole situation with Quentin Miller for the first time.
“You know what the biggest thing was because I don’t have real hatred for him, the key was like… first of all my biggest focus the entire time was I cannot disrespect Nicki Minaj or use Nicki Minaj in any way other than to lift her up, that’s just not in my character. I didn’t go the route of calling him a bunch of terrible names, I just used wit, I just used wit and good writing, ironically enough great writing, to just win that situation. Obviously yeah the beat was perfect because it lived in the club, it didn’t live.. and it wasn’t like you listen to it two times and you dismiss it, nah people have to like.. DJ’s have to take a hit when you’re hosting a party and you can’t play the biggest record of the night because you’re standing there.”
“It hurt and I wanted it to hurt, I really did, because it wasn’t just like man I can take a lot of things, a lot of criticism, a lot of negativity, people say terrible things about me and that’s fine. That is just unfortunately this very sad generation that we live in where people get off on bullying people on the internet.”
“So I can take all that but man you really tried to like and man, you know how good I am at writing music but you really tried to not only spin the entire narrative of my career, but like end my life and take food from my family and really try and end it all and you didn’t even do it through music, you just talked or tweeted, it was like sickening to me. I had to really get revenge on that situation, like I said I respect revenge when its warranted and that was just warranted and it was what it was and it’s not something that I’m proud of because it took just as much of an emotional toll on me, I mean not as much as it did on him, but it took an emotional toll on me, it was just a lot, you always gotta hear about it, even just seeing people get so riled up off negativity. It didn’t feel great, it just was what had to happen at the time.”
Oh as for his “playlist” More Life. That’s set to be released March 4th.
Check out the full interview below in case you missed it.