Drake Explains Why "Fancy" Video Never Surfaced, Wishes Fans Didn't Think He Was Overly Emotional
Drizzy says that "Thank Me Later" didn't live up to his aspirations and that fans may mistake honesty for being overly emotional.
Gearing up for his sophomore album Take Care (November 15th), Drake recently spoke with GQ about everything from Jay-Z and Lil Wayne’s beef to his sweater collection. During the chat, he explained that he didn’t feel that Thank Me Later matched his abilities and that it had a trickledown effect.
“I'm in agreeance with that, definitely that combined with the videos for ‘Miss Me’ and ‘Fancy.’ I just watched the videos and was like, ‘What the fuck are these videos about?’ That's why ‘Fancy’ never came out. It was a weird moment.”
He also touched on the biggest misconception about him, and how fans tend to think he’s overly emotional because of his music. Responding to a question about what he wishes people would stop saying about him, Drizzy said he’d rather that listeners didn’t think he was so “overly emotional.”
“I wish that we lived in a time and a generation where people would stop viewing my honesty as overly emotional. People always act like I spend my life crying in a dark room. I don't, I'm good. I'm a man. I want to be remembered as an artist that gave you a piece of me, as opposed to some surface bullshit. I don't think people realize that we die, we leave here, and either they forget about you or remember you. And how they remember you is up to you. I just want to be remembered as a poet that was open and honest because I wake up every morning and I'm me.”