Drake Covers 150th Issue Of XXL Magazine, Talks Amanda Bynes, Success & More

August 7, 2013 by Danny M

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Drake Covers 150th Issue Of XXL Magazine

Drake graces the front cover of XXL magazine’s 150th and 16th anniversary issue, which you can view above. For the cover story, Drizzy talked about his upcoming Nothing Was The Same album, his image, who he sees as his competition, the success he his having, Amanda Bynes, and more.

The issue will be available to purchase on newsstands in just under 2 weeks (August 20th). Hit the jump to read a few excerpts from Drizzy Drake‘s interview with XXL!

ON THE NEW ALBUM:
I remember coming into this year thinking, “How am I going to cut through all these people and shine?” I’ve never been part of a year when so many legends are dropping projects. How am I going to be seen? I’m going to be like the kid waving in the background in the photo with all of his tall relatives. And, I guess, those were my initial thoughts, and not to say that I haven’t enjoyed some of the stuff that has come out this year, but it didn’t pan out the way I thought it was going to. I think I am going for it, to really establish what are murmurs or things being said quietly, “Um, I think that Drake might actually…” On September 17th I want people to be like, “Oh, we were right.”

ON HIS IMAGE:
Do I think that if I didn’t have, for lack of a better term, a unique look about me, if I was from somewhere in America and if I hadn’t been on a kids TV show [Degrassi: The Next Generation], would I be as famous? I don’t know, man. Honestly, I don’t think so. I was just some young kid on a TV show. And I haven’t become anything else while I’ve been in this position. It’s not like I got here and was like, “Oh, got to switch up my image.” I don’t wake up nervous. I feel like maybe a lot of these guys do. How old are you, really? What is your background, really? What have you really done in the drug game, in the thug game?

ON THE COMPETITION:
It’s tough for me. That’s a guy I can’t pretend not to like. He’s the guy to me, in a lot of ways. That’s Kanye West. But I’m also here to be the best. I’m here to surpass. I’m here to outdo. I’m ready for whatever with anybody.

ON HIS SUCCESS:
I get Jewish people coming up to me proud like, “Mazel Tov, bro. Come to my house for Shabbat dinner.”

AMANDA BYNES:
I don’t even know who that is doing that or what that’s about. If that is her, I guess it’s a little weird and disturbing. It’s obviously a behavioral pattern that is way bigger than me. Whoever is behind it, whether it’s her or somebody else, they know people are paying attention so they keep it going.

Via XXL

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9 Responses to “Drake Covers 150th Issue Of XXL Magazine, Talks Amanda Bynes, Success & More”

  1. RIP Magnolia Shawty girl Says:

    Why does it say ‘Watch The Throne’ under his name???

    Reply

  2. Drake Says:

    Big papi can’t be stoped

    Reply

  3. ♥Nicki♥Minaj♥ Says:

    He is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo sexy!

    Reply

  4. Drizzy Says:

    Big papi is a god that everybody wants to worship

    Reply

  5. Boss Ross Says:

    good look still really repping for toronto right now!

    Reply

  6. Godfrey Drake Says:

    Don’t know if we are related but very proud of you!!
    Keep doing well and maintain your integrity

    Reply

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