UPDATE 2/13 12:02PM: Rolling Stone has now published the full article, "High Times at the YOLO Estate," which you can read here. Rob Markman at MTV has spoken with a rep at the magazine and confirmed the quote is real.
I spoke to a rep at Rolling Stone. They say the Drake quote is real. http://t.co/gA2yVJaBCa— Rob Markman (@RobMarkman) February 13, 2014
We already got a little taste of Drake's upcoming interview in Rolling Stone when the magazine put a news item up online that Drizzy was unimpressed by Macklemore's post-Grammys public apology to Kendrick Lamar, calling it "wack as fuck." But this isn't the only instance of candor in the profile.
Drake also, allegedly, criticized some of Kanye West's lyrics on Yeezus. The interview quotes Drake saying, "There were some real questionable bars on there. Like that 'Swaghili' line? Come on, man. Fabolous wouldn't say some shit like that." While this part of the piece has not run on rollingstone.com, Hiphop-n-More has published scanned images of the article. And the blog buzz about the quote has sent Drizzy into a tizzy. The rapper took to Twitter to deny what he is claiming is a fabricated quote, seemed "disgusted" that the recently passed Philip Seymour Hoffman replaced him as cover star, and announced he's no longer doing press. Some of these Tweets were deleted later but can be viewed via RealTalkNY screenshots.
Elsewhere in the article, Drake is quoted as having a fond friendship with Kanye:
"Kanye and me are friends; we’re plotting on getting some work done together. Kanye’s the reason I’m here. I love everything about that guy."
He also has choice words for rappers embracing the art trend, seemingly throwing some jabs at friend Jay Z:
"Drake is interested in art, but he scoffs at how trendy art shout-outs have become in rap. 'It's like Hov can't drop bars these days without at least four art references!' he says. 'I would love to collect at some point, but I think the whole rap/art world thing is getting kind of corny'."
Read more excerpts from the article below, via Word On Road.
More on the 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, emailing 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."
On his relationship with 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, she’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."
On Drake 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."
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