Drake talks about his platonic friendship with Rihanna and the reason why he did not attend this year’s Grammys. Inside the magazine, he also discussed his thoughts when it comes to Beyoncé’s new album, the text message of Macklemore to Kendrick Lamar as well as his comments to the Yeezus album of Kanye.
What he can say about Macklemore text towards Kendrick Lamar which he posted online, he said:
“That sh-t was wack as f–k. I was like, ‘You won. Why are you posting your text message? Just chill. Take your W, and if you feel you didn’t deserve it, go get better — make better music. It felt cheap. It didn’t feel genuine. Why do that? Why feel guilt? You think those guys would pay homage to you if they won?”
“This is how the world works: He made a brand of music that appealed to more people than me, Hov, Kanye and Kendrick. Whether people wanna say it’s racial, or whether it’s just the fact that he tapped into something we can’t tap into. That’s just how the cards fall. Own your s—t.[...]To name just Kendrick? That sh-t made me feel funny. No, in that case, you robbed everybody. We all need text messages!”
What are his thoughts on the Grammys, Drake responded:
“It becomes more apparent how irrelevant our genre is to them. They were trying to utilize me to sell the show, requesting me to come and perform ‘Hold On, We’re Going Home –but they didn’t nominate me for anything. They’re calling me, emailing me every day to do some elaborate performance and bring them viewers but I didn’t get a nomination for Album Of The Year. I didn’t get a nomination for Song Of The Year.”
What does he think about Beyoncé’s new album? Drake said:
“[A member of Beyonce's team flew to Chicago where he was performing to play him the 'Mine' video for his approval.] I said, ‘That’s cool’. [She closed her laptop real fast, walked off and got on the phone.] ‘By the time I came off stage, the album was out! Beyonce was like, ‘I’m so sorry I couldn’t tell you!’ [The article states that Drake admired Beyoncé for the way she released her album.]”
What is his relationship with Rihanna? Drake revealed:
“She’s the ultimate fantasy. I mean, I think about it. Like ‘Man, that would be good’. We have fun together, she’s cool and s–t. But we’re just friends, she’s my dog for life.”
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