I usually do everything in my power to avoid posting anything about Drake around these parts, for no reason other than I think his music is not very good. But now that he’s got a new album out (which leaked yesterday btw), he’s making the media rounds, and in an interview with The Source he said something I just couldn’t ignore: Drake, who owes a lot of his success to the internet and social media, has now taken to trashing Tumblr and Twitter, expressing concerns that they’re basically ruining humanity.
About Tumblr, he said the following:
“I’m really scared for my generation, you know. The thing that scares me most is Tumblr. I hate what Tumblr has become. Because it like, it reminds me of those clique-y girls in high school that used to make fun of everyone else and define what was cool, but in five years, when you all graduate, that shit doesn’t matter. No one gives a fuck about that shit. Instead of kids going out and making their own moments, they’re just taking these images and living vicariously through other people’s moments. It just kills me. Then you’ll meet them and they’re just the biggest turkey in the world. They don’t actually embody any of those things. They just emulate. It’s scary man, simulation life that we’re living. It scares me.”
Perhaps he’s angling to be the replacement for Andy Rooney?
Furthering his case, here’s what Drake said about Twitter:
“I’ll tell you, my biggest thing was, I remember, it was on twitter. I remember the day my mom was getting surgery and someone came on Twitter and they were like, ‘Yo, Drake, I hope your mom dies.’ You don’t really mean that.”
…Like, you know you’re going to see something bad. Out of 1000 compliments, it’s so crazy. It’s basically, like, when you used to sit there as a kid, and want to know what everyone is thinking. That’s your superpower. [Twitter is] knowing what everyone is thinking.”
Look at the bright side, Drake — there’s always Howard Hughes-esque solitude. By choosing that route you’d be doing everyone a favor, including yourself!
(HT: Beta Beat)