In a candid 60 minute interview with DJ Semtex, Drake didn’t hold back — discussing everything from Meek Mill, to Nicki Minaj, to Kanye West‘s diss and more. He also talked about the Grammys are how they aren’t important to him.
Check out excerpts and listen to the full interview below.
On Meek Mill beef and diss:
“That whole situation, it was what it was,” said Drizzy about his issues with the Dreamchasers MC, about 34 minutes into the chat. “You can interview Meek and you can ask him if he thinks it was worth it. I bet he’ll tell you no. I didn’t know who was going to be on [Meek’s] diss track or what he had ready,” he told Semtex. “I thought this was three months in the making. When I dropped ‘Charged Up,’ just to kinda see what the preparation level was, I realized—oh wow you’re not ready. This is really just your emotions about something.”
“You know how good I am at writing music. But you really tried to spin the entire narrative of my career and end my life.And take food from my family and really try to like end it all. You didn’t even do it through music. You just talked or tweeted. That was like sickening to me. I had to really get revenge. That’s just not somebody who I ever want to be friends with,” he added. “I don’t have that level of respect for him because of his actions. I’m not looking to be friends or cordial.”
Even though ‘Hotline Bling’ is not a rap song… the only category they can manage to fit me in is a rap category,” he said. “Maybe because I’ve rapped in the past or because I’m black, I can’t figure out why… I won two awards last night—but I don’t even want them, because it just feels weird for some reason. We’ve been conditioned to think that this is the true award for our accomplishments. All I’m saying is, to kids that will be coming up in the future that might not get championed: that’s okay too. You’re dealing with a bunch of people that are just people, at the end of the day.”
Drake Talks Kanye, Meek Mill, Nicki Minaj, Grammys & More in 60 Minute Interview was originally published on hiphopnc.com