Button: Close

Get the Latest Urban News, Interviews and Videos from VladTV Daily!

Drake Discusses a Bad Interview, Critics and More

Mar 31, 2012 | 7:30 PM    Written By: Shaun R
Icon: Views4,087   Icon: Comments
Drake Discusses a Bad Interview, Critics and More

Drake has been one of the more popular rap artists to hit in the scene in the last decade, and with things on the horizon only looking better for the Toronto native, he's certainly enjoying himself. 

He recently spent some time in the United Kingdom where he had a sit down with The Guardian in which the two spoke on a number of different topics, including Drizzy's unhappiness during a past interview.

Drake spoke about a prior interview with Vibe and why he walked out during the questioning.

"I didn't like the way I was treated. They ran this story about how I'm the most bitter guy, and my life is in turmoil. And I'm, like, a very happy 25-year-old kid living an amazing life. They tried to put a damper on my character, I guess because I didn't play according to their rules."

He also clarified a lyric from one of his songs titled Lord Knows in which he spits "I'm a descendent of either Marley or Hendrix".

"I didn't really say I was the rap Hendrix or Marley, I said I was the descendant", he says. ""Because I feel like that's what I want to be for this generation: iconic. That's the purpose I want to serve on this earth. I want my words to be remembered in 10, 15 years."

Drake had the most to say when asked about his critics. 

"I can't lie to you, I read what they have to say and it's ... character-building. There have been times when a negative comment about me would be the be all and end all, and I'd wonder, Why do you hate me so much? Why would you tell me that you want to kill my mom or see me dead?

"It's scary for me to say this on record", he continues, "but artists are only human, and we seek validation like everyone else. You just have to come to the conclusion that it's OK, there are going to be people who like you and people who don't. Luckily there are millions of people who love me and a few who don't."

And finally, the interview shifted towards Drake's recreational drug use,

"Have I sipped codeine before? Yeah, of course. Have I smoked weed? Yes. Do I drink wine? Yes. But do I do it excessively? No. I'm not a reckless guy. I do it all within moderation. I'm not into drugs."

"I mean any outside the ones I just mentioned. Nah, that's not me. I care too much about what I have. I'm not going to throw it away for that."

Comments will only be displayed from verified emails. Racist comments will get you banned.