When we last checked in on hip-hop crooner Drake, he was explaining, at length, what it feels like to be Drake when Drake jizzes and how the recipients of Drake’s jizz are truly special people.
“The seconds after a man reaches climax, that’s the realest moment of your life, ” said Drake to GQ. “If I don’t want you next to me in that fifteen, twenty seconds, then there’s something wrong.”
Shockingly, Drake is not done talking about Drake, his favorite subject to talk about all of the time forever and ever. So what does Drake have to say about Drake today? Well, Drake is impressed with all of Drake’s success. Very impressed.
Reports the Guardian:
Drake is every average dreamy, spacey boy incarnate, only with him the doubts and confusions of young adulthood are magnified because of his extreme success and wealth. “It does often blow my mind how much I’ve attained,” he admits. He recalls how, not long ago, he had an image of an LA mansion as his computer’s homepage. It was way out of reach even for a rising actor (he starred in Canada’s teen drama Degrassi) like him. “It was priced beyond my comprehension,” he says, then pauses to savour the feeling. “Five weeks ago I bought that house.”
“I didn’t really say I was the rap Hendrix or Marley, I said I was the descendant,” he corrects, smiling at the tenuous distinction. “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 seems to possess the uncanny ability to not sound modest when Drake’s trying hard to sound modest. That’s true talent, my friends!
(What does that even mean?)
And as you can probably imagine, Drake struggles to understand why others don’t also stand in awe of Drake in the same manner in which Drake does.
“I can’t lie to you,” he deadpans, “I read what they have to say and it’s … character-building.” He used to find it mortally wounding. “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 a fair question, one that Drake has grown accustomed to asking. “It’s scary for me to say this on record,” he says, “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.”
Why y’all wanna make Drake so sad? Poor Drake.