Canadian-born rapper Drake, who’s set to embark on a 40+ city tour with Miguel and Future, covers the July 2013 issue of “GQ” where he dishes on his upcoming album, Nothing Was The Same, and the feud with Chris Brown. In the article, he also talked about the advice he’s received from Will Smith about love. He actually revealed that Will made him question his own thoughts about it.
Who would have thought that the world’s most emotional rapper had a thing or two to learn about love??!! Here are the highlights:
On his feud with Chris Brown:
“I don’t want my name to be synonymous with that guy’s name. I really don’t. I wish we could sit down, just like you and me are right now, and talk it out man-to-man. But that’s not going to happen. I’m not confrontational, but if someone challenges, I’m not going to back down. It’s embarrassing, the amount of media coverage. Two rappers fighting over the woman. He’s not even a rapper, but still, it’s the last way you want your name out there. It distracts from the music. But he’s made me the enemy, and that’s the way it’s gonna stay, I guess. If I think about it too much, I feel it wrapping around my foot, like I get a feeling it could end really badly.”
On advice he received from Will Smith:
“I had lunch the other day with someone I extremely look up to. Okay – I had lunch with Will Smith, and listening to him talk, it made me think I don’t know what love is. He said something profound. He said love is when you become one and you need that person. It’s not about wanting anymore, you need that person. Hearing that, I don’t know if I’ve ever felt that way. I’ve held women in very high regard almost to the point where I felt like I needed them for a very long time, but I don’t know if I comprehend it yet, and I’m okay with that. I’ve made a lot of music about love being the only thing I’m missing. I think this is the first album I’ve made saying, I’m okay. I’m enjoying it right now. Maybe this is my time to grind it out, make a run for it and add some memories with my boys.”
On his future ambitions:
“I feel this great responsibility to see how far can we take it, how out of reach can I set that bar for whoever comes after. While I’m here, I’m gonna keep pushing that bar higher and higher up and make you really work for it.”
Here are a few shots from Drake’s photoshoot…..
Jeans by Ralph Lauren Black Label Denim. Sweater by Ralph Lauren Black Label. Necklace by Cartier. Watch by Rolex
Jeans by Closed. Jacket by Alexander Wang. Henley by Neil Barrett. Belt by Tom Ford. Top Bracelet, custom. Bottom bracelets and necklace by Cartier.
Jeans by 7 For All Mankind. Shirt by Dolce & Gabbana. Belt by John Varvatos USA