Drake, gracing the covers of GQ for a third time, opened up to the magazine in a candid interview for its July issue. The Canadian superstar addressed his ongoing feud with Chris Brown, and how he would like to squash the beef. A certain R&B starlet from Barbados also gets mentioned as well, although not by name.
The cover story, cleverly titled, “How To Drake It In America,” runs down Drizzy’s amazing rise to the top of the charts, his growing list of high-profile detractors such as DMX, Ludacris, and Common, and readying his upcoming album. However, Drake showed a rare side in the macho world of Hip-Hop by addressing the brawl with Breezy, which may have been sparked by a three-way romance with Rihanna.
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.
Drake never says Rihanna’s name in the interview, opting instead to take the high road. Fans shouldn’t fear though, as the “Started From The Bottom” rapper is unabashedly honest and transparent for the duration of the interview. It would be interesting to see how Brown will react to the quotes.
Drake’s third album, Nothing Was The Same, is slated to drop later this year.