Drake has been speaking out a lot in media as of late with the recent release of his Nothing Was The Same. The Toronto superstar recently sat down with his hometown media for a sit-down with Jian Ghomeshi on broadcast program ‘Q’. He gave a candid hour-long interview, speaking on how he believe he is perceived in media, why he is unapologetic for his music, and much more.
On how he’s sick of being called an “emotional rapper”:
I’m so sick of people saying I’m lonely and emotional and associating me with this longing for a woman. I hate that man. It bothers me so much because I don’t make…I do make music that makes you feel something, [but] I’m actually not that guy in real life. I’m very happy.
On his humble beginnings:
We rented someone’s basement and the first floor. I didn’t have some mansion. I grew up with a mother that was deep in debt because she wanted the best for her family.
On keeping his composure in media:
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. That’s not me. I’m a naturally poised individual. I don’t just want to come out making mistakes.
Press play up top to get into the revealing interview. Drake is currently on tour with Future and Miguel until the end of the year.