Oh, to be young, rich and famous. Drake makes another cover appearance on GQ’s July issue, where he addresses Chris Brown’s issues with him and shares some important advice Will Smith gave him on love.
Drake has made it clear that Chris Brown caught feelings over his relationship (whatever relationship that was) with Rihanna, but only one of them is ready to move on and let it go. “I don’t want my name to be synonymous with that guy’s name. I really don’t. I wish we could sit down, just like you and me are right now, and talk it out man-to-man,” the YMCMB rapper told GQ.
“But that’s not going to happen. I’m not confrontational, but if someone challenges, I’m not going to back down. …It’s embarrassing, the amount of media coverage. Two rappers fighting over the woman. He’s not even a rapper, but still, it’s the last way you want your name out there. It distracts from the music. But he’s made me the enemy, and that’s the way it’s gonna stay, I guess. …If I think about it too much, I feel it wrapping around my foot, like I get a feeling it could end really badly.”
When he’s not shrugging off blows from Rihanna’s main man, Drake is playing the field and getting advice on love from Will Smith. “I had lunch the other day with someone I extremely look up to. Okay—I had lunch with Will Smith, and listening to him talk, it made me think I don’t know what love is,” Drake explained.
“He said something profound. He said love is when you become one and you need that person. It’s not about wanting anymore, you need that person. Hearing that, I don’t know if I’ve ever felt that way. I’ve held women in very high regard almost to the point where I felt like I needed them for a very long time, but I don’t know if I comprehend it yet, and I’m okay with that.I’ve made a lot of music about love being the only thing I’m missing. I think this is the first album I’ve made saying, I’m okay. I’m enjoying it right now. Maybe this is my time to grind it out, make a run for it and add some memories with myboys.”