What led to Jhene Aiko “dissing” Drake on SNL? Are they dating?? She gives the real story behind it all…
Jhene Aiko Speaks On Rumored Relationship With Drake
Earlier this year, YMCMB rapper Drake appeared as the special guest on the infamous Saturday Night Live show and while his comedic performance was certainly a memorable part of the show, the moment of the evening came courtesy of silky-voiced songstress Jhene Aiko.
Check out what she had to say below.
On working with producer No I.D. for her latest EP “Sail Out:”
I wanted to do it independent. He wasn’t a labelhead. He’s an artist. He’s a creative person and producer. Not only that but he’s a vegetarian, he doesn’t drink alcohol anymore; he just seems like he’s where I would like to be.
We ended up having talks about Buddhism and about spirituality and everything was just very compatible. He has proven so far that he gets it. He trusts me. He trusts that I know my vision.
On growing up in L.A.:
I remember the L.A. riots. I was a baby, maybe a few years old, and where we lived everything was on fire. We drove up LaBrea to my grandmother’s house. Going up the hill, looking back, I thought the world was ending.
On being robbed at gunpoint with her grandmother when she was five:
They put a gun to my head in the kitchen while we laid down.
On Childish Gambino (Donald Glover) dating rumors:
We have the same publisher. One of his best friends, Fam, went to school with my brother who passed away. We have the same sense of humor, very sarcastic and dry. It was automatically like, ‘I like you! We can be friends.’
She says the rumors about them being together don’t bother her. He’s an actor. We’re both creative people. We are friends and we hang out. We’re just friends but I’m also single, so you never know what friendships can develop into. We like each other as people, so you know, who knows?
Jhene also dropped a bombshell about who she’s dating now, revealed what Drake had to say about the Vine video of her “dissing” him on SNL and more. Find out if Drizzy is her new mystery man on the flip…
On her relationship with Drake:
I look up to Drake,” Jhené says. “Everything in his whole career is commendable. He can act, he can rap, he can sing. I can relate to him. He’s mixed; I’m mixed. Everything he does, I take note because I feel like he’s doing a really good job of being, like, well-rounded. And not only that, he’s really talented. I’m always asking him for advice with stuff and trying to figure out how he deals with being such a big celebrity.
On Vine video and rumors that she “dissed” Drake during SNL:
We’re all standing there, and he’s the only person I know on the stage. The whole time I’m at SNL I’m nervous. Everybody starts hugging each other and I’m just standing there. Right when I turned around, he goes to hug me and it looks like I totally dissed him. I don’t want him to think that he brought me on SNL and I’m like, ‘Anyway….’
[My sister said] It could have been worse if he just woulda turned away. I think it woulda been worse if he just didn’t do anything.
On Drake’s response to the “diss” video:
[I asked him] ‘Remember when you went to hug me and I turned around? They made a GIF of it and it looks like I dissed you,'[Drake told her] “You go on the Internet too much.” And you know what? I probably do.
On whether or not there’s a man in her life now:
I’m about to give you…not a bulls**t answer. There is, but I’m single. Not by choice. Only because I found now that when I talk to guys, they’re wary because they know about Donald, they know I’ve worked with Drake. They’re always side-eyed, suspicious. But I’m loyal in relationships.
If I’m your girlfriend, that’s it. I’m practicing to be your wife at that point because I treat it seriously. I feel like I was born to be a mom and a wife and totally domesticated. I’m not going to spend my time trying to prove that I am really who I say I am.
I can control myself. But if I’m single, I don’t have anything I’m obligated to do for you. At the same time, I would like a man to take control and say, ‘I don’t want you to talk to those guys.’ Give me rules. Yeah! Why not? Be a man. But I can say that there is a person and I hope that we grow to blossom and be everything a beautiful couple can be.
Hmmmm. Kinda makes you who her “industry man” is, riiiiggght?
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