Wednesday, March 14, 2012

[New Mag]: Drake Covers GQ

Drake puts on his finer threads and cleans up nicely for April’s cover of Gentlemen’s Quarterly. The issue hits newsstands on March 20, but peep the excerpt on his past promiscuity below.

“There’s just a time where it was like, just getting pussy. Where I was in that sort of ‘I’m young, I’m going to disconnect from my emotions and just do what everyone else tells me I should do and just a be a rapper and have my fun.’ And for me as a person, it just doesn’t work. The seconds after a man reaches climax, that’s the realest moment of your life. If I don’t want you next to me in that fifteen, twenty seconds, then there’s something wrong.”

Drake is a smooth operator.

In addition to getting suited, lined-up and exfoliated for the April 2012 GQ Spring photo shoot, he practiced his perfect first date on the female reporter who wrote his cover story.

First, there was dinner by the pool while Sixteen Candles played on a flat screen. Next, he poured up some white wine spritzers before giving her a tour of the crazy pool at his Hollywood mansion. Then, she asked to see his closet. And when he showed her to his security-coded bedroom hidden behind a bookshelf with a California King Bed inside with custom sheets and a projector screen floating above, he asked the hypothetical question, “We had wine and dinner by the pool, I brought you inside, I brought the projector down; are you or are you not sleeping with me?”

Oh Drizzy.

In the interview he gave some insight into where he is on his relationship with women, why it was easier to write songs when he didn’t have much going on and why promiscuity doesn’t quite work for him.

On finding influences for his songwriting…
“I’m trying to find the same feelings that I had for women when I had very little going on, which is tough. When I was in my mom’s house, I had nowhere to go, no real obligations. My girlfriend at the time, if she was mad at me, my day was all f-cked-up. I didn’t have anything else. And that made for some of the best music, I think, to date. Records where I felt small. …It’s really difficult for me to find something that makes me feel small.”

On past promiscuity…
“There’s just a time where it was like, just getting p-ssy. Where I was in that sort of ‘I’m young, I’m going to disconnect from my emotions and just do what everyone else tells me I should do and just a be a rapper and have my fun.’ And for me as a person, it just doesn’t work. The seconds after a man reaches climax, that’s the realest moment of your life. If I don’t want you next to me in that fifteen, twenty seconds, then there’s something wrong.”

On the new generation of rappers…
“Rap now is just being young and fly and having your sh-t together. The mood of rap has changed.”

On his bad boy persona…
“I’m mischievous, but I’m calculated.”

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