Drake Discusses His House, Kanye West’s “Yeezus” Album, Parents, Rihanna & More

February 13, 2014 by Danny M

Interviews

Drake Discusses His House, Kanye West Yeezus Album, Parents, Rihanna & More

After posting an excerpt yesterday, Rolling Stone have released their full interview with Drake that will appear in the upcoming issue of their magazine hitting newsstands tomorrow (February 14th).

During this interview, Drizzy spoke on his house, memes of him online, his relationship with Rihanna, the Grammy Awards, his parents, appearing on Saturday Night Live, being a Jew, Jay-Z, his thoughts on Kanye West’s Yeezus album, Beyonce’s Mine” music video, working with producers, his upcoming European tour, and more.

Drake was upset with how Rolling Stone misquoted him in this interview, especially his comments about the Yeezus project, so he went on Twitter this morning to announce that he will not be doing anymore magazine interviews: “I’m done doing interviews for magazines. I just want to give my music to the people. That’s the only way my message gets across accurately.”

You can read Rolling Stone’s full interview with Drizzy Drake below!

His house:
“I’m obsessed with, like, residential pools. One of my goals in life is to have the biggest residential pool on the planet. Originally, I had a sign outside that said the YOLO Estate, but it got stolen three times, and it was getting a bit costly to replace it, so I just changed it to the street number. I love that some kid has that sign in his bedroom. This house was the desktop image on my computer years before I bought it. I was like: ‘What are the world’s craziest residential pools?’ and when I searched online, this came up.”

Memes:
“There’s these GIFs about me, these stupid stereotypes people have of me as this overly emotional character that cries in his room every night. There are jokes because of Degrassi, because I’m Canadian, because I make music for women. There are memes of guys crying to my music. I love it. I heart those photos when I see them on Instagram.”

Rihanna:
“She’s the ultimate fantasy. I mean, I think about it. Like: ‘Man, that would be good.’ We have fun together, she’s cool and shit. But we’re just friends. That’s my dog for life. I’m not after pussy like I was three years ago, when I was trying to make up for all the years when no girl would talk to me. But I haven’t met somebody that makes everybody else not matter.”

Grammys:
“It becomes more apparent how irrelevant our genre is to them. They were trying to utilize me to sell the show, requesting me to come and perform ‘Hold On We’re Going Home’, but they didn’t nominate it for anything! They’re calling me, e-mailing me every day to do some elaborate performance and bring them viewers, but I didn’t get a nomination for Album of the Year. I didn’t get a nomination for Song of the Year.”

Saturday Night Live:
“I hope it opens up some doors back into acting. When they showed them to me, I was like: ‘These need to be five inches shorter, because if we’re gonna go in, let’s go in – I’m not embarrassed’. I wanted to prove that there’s distance between me and the people you consider to be my peers. I have something special.”

His father Dennis Graham:
“My dad was messing up pretty bad for drug-related stuff or, like, theft. He was a mover and a shaker, a hustler: If you had it, he could sell it for you. With my dad, it’s a tossup. We’re gonna spend some time. Could be better, could be worse, but I love him, so whatever it is, I’ll deal with it. If he walked in here right now, he’d light up the room. He’d be laughing before he said anything, dressed to the nines, color-coordinated. I think that’s where I get it from.”

Being a Jew:
“It was all white Jewish kids, and it was tough. I didn’t have the worst time, but I did have a hard time. I was always the last kid to get the invite to the party. There were kids that were stabbing each other and kids that were equestrian champions. Actors, skiers, rappers. It was great.”

Jay-Z:
“It’s like Hov can’t drop bars these days without at least four art references! I would love to collect at some point, but I think the whole rap/art world thing is getting kind of corny.”

Working with producers:
“It’s about finding what’s next. I’m hesitant to let people know what producers I’m fucking with, what I’m rapping about. I’d rather drop that winning hand out of nowhere.”

Beyonce’s “Mine” video featuring himself:
“They were totally vague about it. I said: ‘That’s cool,’ she closed her laptop real fast, walked off and got on the phone. By the time I came offstage, the album was out. Beyoncé was like, ‘I’m so sorry I couldn’t tell you!'”

Hearing a song he wishes he made:
“I get physically sick. It doesn’t happen often. It happened in 2011 when I heard Jay Z and Kanye West’s ‘Niggas in Paris’ from Watch the Throne. I was like: ‘How did I not think of that?’ – ‘Ball so hard, that shit cray!’ It was real rap shit, but it felt melodic; all the cadences felt so good.”

Kanye West’s Yeezus album:
“There were some real questionable bars on there. Like that ‘Swaghili’ line? Come on, man. Even Fabolous wouldn’t say some shit like that. Kanye’s the reason I’m here. I love everything about that guy.”

European tour:
“I’m ready to go to Europe now. I could go right now and do 10 nights at the O2 Arena. I’m hungry! The other night, one of my good friends, Terrence Ross, scored, like, 51 points for the Raptors. People were going crazy, rejoicing: ‘This guy is up next!’ I was that guy at one point – refreshing and new and people wanted me to win. But it’s like, there are guys that do that every night, and people get tired of them doing it. I feel like people are tired of me doing 40, 50 points. I gotta go put up 100 in one night for people to say, ‘Damn!'”

“It’s funny. I remember I used to have this mentality where I’d be at the Grammys or at the MTV awards, sitting at my seat saying: ‘Oh, God, I hope they cancel my performance, or maybe the stage will break and I won’t have to do this tonight – I’m nervous.’ Like on tour I’d say: ‘I hope something happens where they have to clear the building, and we’ll get one night off.’ This was early on, around the first album. But now I’m just like: ‘Man, I hope they give me five extra minutes.'”

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3 Responses to “Drake Discusses His House, Kanye West’s “Yeezus” Album, Parents, Rihanna & More”

  1. No Sleep Gang Says:

    He sending shots to Fabolous lmfao

    Reply

  2. I Ain't Nervous Says:

    Drake always speaks the truth.

    Reply

  3. Patriots Says:

    Im surprised he said that about jay z. I was never the idiot that believed he was leaving YM but he always seem to suck up to jay z, and forget who really put him on, WEEZY F.

    Reply

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