Seriously, Stop Calling Drake “Lonely and Emotional”
Kendrick Lamar, take note.
Speaking with fellow Canadian Jian Ghomeshi on his CBC radio show, Drake says he’s “so sick” of people making fun of him for getting in touch with his emotions. During the hour-long discussion,
Wheelchair Jimmy the rapper insists that guy with the feels on his latest record, Nothing Was the Same, is not the same person he is in real life.
“I’m 26 working as hard as I possibly can with my friends that I grew up with … making my family happy. I’m so sick of people saying that I’m like lonely and emotional,” he says. “I do make music that makes you feel something … I’m actually not that guy in real life. I’m very happy. I’m a happy person. I’m very excited. My life is constantly exciting, it’s not some sad depressing story.”
Previously, Drake’s former collaborator Kendrick Lamar slammed the “Hold On, We’re Going Home” for going soft in the rap game, first dissing him in a verse on “Control” before calling him “sensitive” in a freestyle verse during a BET Hip-Hop Awards cypher.
Though Drake doesn’t necessarily touch on his on-going feud with Lamar, he does explain why some people will be hatin’ on his new sound.
“What really bothers me the most is the fact that sometimes I don’t feel like I get enough credit or I don’t make a big enough impact because I’m not a loose cannon in situations like this where we’re doing a one-on-one interview,” he says. “People just want me to go off more and lose my composure, and then that way I guess I would make more headlines or be more iconic, but that’s not me. I’m a naturally poised individual.”
If you have the time, check out Drake’s full interview, above.