Drake is covering Vibe magazine’s newest ‘race issue’. It’s his second time on the cover. During the interview he talks about the shade that’s thrown on him for the style and content of his music. He said,
“Man, how come this guy is allowed to do this? How come this guy is allowed to talk about the streets? All he did was be around it, just like me. He didn’t live it, but he’s allowed to talk about it. How come this guy is allowed to make girl records—love records—but they’re not girl records or love records when he does it? I just have to step back, because it doesn’t matter what those guys do. Whoever that is, it just doesn’t matter. They’re not important enough to be scrutinized like that. So it’s that feeling of accepting that I’m at the top and I don’t give them enough to talk about, so they have to make sh*t. No one ever loves that guy that’s on top.”
They also asked if his song “The Language” is a response to Kendrick’s “Control” verse and Drizzy said, “I don’t ever want to get into responses. It’s a commitment to go there. ‘The Language’ is just energy. What it was inspired by, I’m sure that, and other things.”
Drake admits that he is tired of talking about Kendrick saying,
“Hopefully it’s the last time I gotta talk about this, ’cause every time I open my mouth up about it, they take this piece and take this piece. And he’s hungry, so he’s going to do what he has to do like the BET [cypher]. But again, it’s not enough for me to go. We haven’t seen each other [since the BET cypher] but I’m sure we’ll see each other and it’ll be cool. And if it’s not, then I guess that’s how our story unfolds.”
He also said his only competition is Kanye. Ouch! Well that’s gonna upset a couple of people.
“He’s, like, the best. What an era to be a part of. I wouldn’t want my competition to be anybody else. My competition is nobody else, by the way. It’s just me and ‘Ye. I still have work to do but that’s what it is right now.”
Issue will hit shelves in January. Read some of it HERE.