(AllHipHop News) Drake has not only ascended past his peers in terms of sheer volume of #1 Hip Hop hits, but also in frequency of negative criticism. In a recent interview with Q with Jian Ghomeshi, Drake spoke on his “lonely” public perception, Hip Hop competition, songwriting process and more.
In terms of Hip Hop competition, Drake spoke on the inherent nature of confrontation in Hip Hop. While, Drake did not name any of his recent rivals but he did say he is the only one who can arrogantly proclaim to be the best:
There’s something to be said for the fact that a lot of people talk that talk and just do it because that’s what hip hop is about. I’m gonna talk like I’m the biggest dog but I’m not. I’m actually the one guy, the one young guy that can really step up to the plate and talk my game and I check out.
If you type in “Drake meme” into Google Images, the image of you’ll get of Drake is a man who is constantly heartbroken and is almost synonymous with emotions. Drake tries to clear that up by asserting that he actually has a happy life:
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. I’m not content by any means, I want to keep working, but I’m a happy person.
In related news, after reports that Future had been dropped from Drake’s Would You Like A Tour, both artists confirm on their personal social media accounts that Future will in fact be on the tour:
— Drizzy (@Drake) October 17, 2013
Check out the full hour-long interview below: