Drake Gets Personal About Injuries, Michael Jackson and Controversy at BET Awards

- By Bossip Staff

Drake sat down recently and discussed the Kanye collaboration on his new video, the BET Awards melee, and his ACL tear:

Complex: Kanye is known as kind of a control freak. How was it working with him on set with him directing?

Drake: Me and Kanye have a great eye to eye. I can’t speak for anybody else, but I would give Kanye the utmost credit for actually being one of the most understanding creative people that I have worked with. I think me and Kanye have mutual respect for each another and I listen to what he has to say regardless, ’cause I trust him. I don’t really fight his suggestions [Laughs.] But he was great. It was a long day and I just thank him for dedicating the time he dedicated. He was great.

Complex: Speaking of basketball, you tore your ACL playing basketball, right?

Drake: Yes sir. It was intense casual, I guess [Laughs]. It was just a regular pick up game and I just took the wrong step.

Complex: Damn, that’s horrible. At the BET Awards this past Sunday, everyone was shocked to see you sitting on a stool. Did you ever think to yourself, Maybe I shouldn’t perform?

Drake: That, actually—to be honest—was a terrible idea that I’ll never do to myself again. [Laughs] But I was being pressed from different areas to perform, and I think what really happened at the BET Awards is with the passing of Mike, the climate really changed, as far as the award show goes. I don’t think it called for us to perform “Every Girl” and “Always Strapped,” and I think it was an award show filled with tributes and music and these genuine heartfelt speeches. And to sort of climax out of a very tongue-in-cheek point, and then people misconstruing Wayne’s daughters and her friends coming out on stage…

Complex: Yeah, it really was an awkward moment.

Drake: Yeah, it was just timed very poorly and it definitely wasn’t planned like that, but with that being said, it is what is. I believe in Wayne and myself and it’s nothing we can’t bounce back from. To anyone who was offended, my personal apologies, it wasn’t intended to offend anybody.

Complex: Watching it at home, the BET Awards seemed to be a mess. Did it seem that way in person?

Drake: Well, I can only speak for my portion of it. I had asked for something very specific for my performance and none of those were met, as far as production value, so…

Complex: That’s BET for you…

Drake: I understood my situation, as far as sitting in one place, and figured there was a way to make it interesting. But when I looked around and noticed that none of that was going on [laughs], I kind of just realized that it was going to be a loss for me. But at the end of the day, it is what it is.

Complex: How did you feel when you heard Mike passed?

Drake : Shocking. Because Michael is just one of those people that you just kind of expect to always be there—he’s Michael Jackson. He’s like one of those guys you never think about…

We hear he got robbed at gun point and stomped out and that is why his leg is injured, but he’s not going to admit that. The little girls on stage during that song was uncalled for and stupidly planned, period.

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  • MaRRieD_MoMMy

    Womp Womp Drake…
    If you were so injured you shouldn’t have performed. A smart person would have pulled out of the performance if they weren’t going to be able to “move” the crowd and give their all. It’s not like ya’ll were doing a tribute. Surely the show would have went on without all the cursing, and whack shit. SMH… Don’t try to rectify the situation now that you’ve clearly proven you’re not all that you’re hyped up to be.

  • Moni

    This is why friends should not work together… Too scared to say NO!

  • Anon

    Drake is so damn ugly!

  • onion61

    For a young cat he sure looks old in the face but it’s refreshing to hear how articulate this young man is; almost can’t believe he raps.

  • FabulousMe

    @king51660- 1st off you aint the king of anything so sit down. You broke, busted, and a disgusted failure so shut the F^^K up. Thanks. Why do people like you feel the need to be ignorant? Get a damn education
    @ Olivia P &
    @ Nikki… you are clearly illiterate so please stop speaking about anything until you finish your GED.

  • Truth Hurts

    I already passed on his music. One dope track to me and that was the one with Little brother. Drake lost the rest off that BET performance

  • uknowme

    well maybe their performance wouldve been better if they came to the damn rehearsals!!!

  • That_Chick

    Oh i second that fabolousMe.These ppl sleepin on real talent.But you really can’t please anyone and i’m glad drake aint tryin to plz you HATERS!

  • white male

    thats a terrible pic of him

  • Phylli

    @ That_Chick

    I agree. Everybody so mad that the girls were on stage but that was Lil Wayne’s daughter and her friends. They act like it was Drake’s decision to have them on stage. And sooo true BET should have cancelled their performance in light of the tribute. Cant blame Drake and Wayne completely.

  • Mock Rock Star

    Drake is a busdriver. I really don’t care how lyrical these kids make U out to be U’re not saying anything uplifting…and while I’m at it I’m turning in my Kayne cap also because he disrespects women too…he’s was just slick with it.

  • http://dmonarchy.com DGAME

    B

  • leave-it-be

    //////////////// A TRIBUTE TO MICHAEL B.E.T SHOULD HAVE KEPT THE SHOW PREDOMINATELY OLE SCHOOL….. THE O’JAYS, AND JOHNNY GILLS & TEY/ TYRESE’S TRIBUTE WERE OUTSTANDING, KEYSHIA & MONICA AND NEYO WAS GOOD, ALSO TEVINCAMBELL, AND ALICIA’S SPEECH…. EVERYTHING ELSE WAS A DISASTER… I APPLAUD VING RHAMES FOR CALLING THAT SHOW OUT, AT FIRST I DIDNT GET WHAT HE WAS SAYING…. BUT HE WAS RIGHT IT WAS THUGGISH AND GHETTO….

  • TheGoodGood

    what a stupid comment about michael jackson..

  • Raina

    Drake is refreshing. Most everyone else would defend himself and he admitted that he was wrong and would do things differently. It was a learning experience…next time he’ll stand up for himself and not perform if he can’t go all out and think about the environment before he performs certain songs. He is talented (not that talent is really needed nowadays)…let’s see if he’ll last.

  • Des

    @DGAME and @ Brown Drizzle..

    I second everything you said…!

  • SCSunshine

    @ Brown

    Wonderful letter. Well put and definitely well needed. Thanks for the post. Gotta go work on my letter…lol

  • terrika

    Actually drake is a great rapper: his delivery was smooth at the bet awards, unlike lil’ wayne and the others who were jumping around and muttering their words. (I really don’t understand lil’ wayne’s hype : he looks like the ghetto black version of a chucky doll, and his voice is another story)
    So Drake’s lyrics are typical…who isn’t a sellout these days?
    Bet isn’t quality telivision, even bravo’s materialistic reality shows have more class.

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