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Drake Criticizes Grammys, Addresses Meek Mill Beef in Revealing New Interview


Tonight, Drake carried out an intensive interview with DJ Semtex on his OVO Sound radio show on Beats one. Recorded on Monday, February 13, the Canadian artist dealt with a slew of matters, such as his album Sights, the very first time he seasoned racism, the Grammys, the tale behind why Kanye West and Jay Z did not make it to the last variation of “Pop Fashion,” his love of grime, and a lot additional. In a noteworthy phase, Semtex asked Drake about how it felt when Meek Mill originally fired shots at him about accusations of ghostwriting. Drake called Mill’s final decision to get started beef “terrible” and “impulsive,” stating, “My intellect was going a thousand miles a moment, I did not know who was going to be on a diss keep track of or what he had all set. I assumed this was three months in the earning. When I dropped ‘Charged Up,’ just to kinda see what the planning stage was, I realized—oh wow you are not all set.”

Soon after explaining how his subsequent diss keep track of “Back again to Back again” was made, Drake ongoing to expose additional about his emotions on the beef. “I regard revenge when it is warranted. It’s not some thing that I’m happy of due to the fact it took just as a lot of an psychological toll on me—maybe not as a lot as it did on him—but you generally gotta hear about it… and just seeing individuals get so riled up on negativity, it does not feel excellent… It was just uncomfortable to witness, you know? If he had disclosed some massive thing, you know, you woulda listened to a great deal additional individuals, friends of mine chime in.”

When requested about his brushes with racism, Drake talked about the latest Grammy awards (which he did not go to). “Even nevertheless ‘Hotline Bling’ is not a rap music… the only category they can take care of to fit me in is a rap category,” he stated. “Maybe due to the fact I’ve rapped in the past or due to the fact I’m black, I cannot figure out why… I won two awards previous night—but I don’t even want them, due to the fact it just feels bizarre for some motive.”

Then, he disclosed that he was pitched by the award exhibit to terminate two of his London shows to go to the ceremony, an provide that he turned down. “We’ve been conditioned to imagine that this is the true award for our achievements,” he stated. “All I’m stating is, to children that will be coming up in the potential that may well not get championed: that is okay also. You are dealing with a bunch of individuals that are just individuals, at the conclude of the working day.”

Whilst Drake’s future “playlist” project Additional Life continue to does not have an official release day, he describe the project’s idea, describing it as an “evolution” of the mixtape structure and comparing it to an OVO Sound radio exhibit “but each music is a new Drake music.” Test out the whole transcript of the interview about on DJ Semtex’s web site.


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