Of course with the release of a new album comes all types of deep introspective interviews, and your boy Drake always gives us plenty to discuss.
Take his little chat with The Daily Beast, for example, where, once again, the topic of his heart-ing Rihanna was once again the topic…
“I came straight from Toronto, just a kid that was trying to get out of my mom’s house, and the first person I meet is a girl that’s the biggest person you could possibly meet at my age,” said Drake. “So I meet her and it was just mind-blowing. I couldn’t believe she’d even want to talk to me.” He paused for a moment, adding, “I read some interview where they painted me as so sad and heartbroken, but we’re cool. I was never torn apart by that situation.”
Really? But just last month you were… oh, never mind. And then, we discovered just how real “Tough Guy Drizzy” can get.
Still, the story has persisted in the media, sparking recent rumors that Brown elbowed Drake in the head in retaliation.
“I respect Chris Brown. I’d like to call myself a friend—I don’t know if I’m allowed to do that,” said Drake. “But I definitely didn’t get elbowed in my face. Somebody would’ve got knocked the f–k out.”
That made us giggle a little… And then we checked out his cover feature for the December/January issue of Complex Magazine and realized this is really how this dude talks when he drops his Aaliyah aspirations.
“I don’t give a [fawk]. I want to move through life in the most non-confrontational way possible, but I’m not a p****. Don’t ever get that mixed up.
“My father taught me: ‘Don’t fear any man. Don’t ever fear another person.’ I don’t get myself mixed up with stupid [isht]. I get a lot of love. I don’t feel tension. I stand 6’2”. By no means am I the most threatening guy in the rap game, but there are very few people who will come up and say that isht to me in person. It’s always all smiles. That’s one thing I do not fear, anyone in this game. Nobody. Especially none of these guys that are paid to talk [isht].”
Well, alrighty then Aubrey. Flip through and check out some more interesting quotes and photos from Drake’s Complex jawn, including the real deal about the next two famous women who will probably end up in his music.