Drake Tired Of Being Labeled "Lonely And Emotional"

posted Friday October 18 ,2013 at 11:55AM CDT | 253 comments

Drake Tired Of Being Labeled

Drake says he's happy, but not content during his hour-long interview with CBC Radio.

As an artist who has both rapped and crooned his way through numerous records, Canadian artist Drake has at times garnered a handful of labels due to his more emotionally-charged records. But in a recent interview, the Young Money emcee stated that he wasn’t terribly pleased with the labels he feels aren’t fully accurate.

“'I'm so sick of people saying that I'm lonely and emotional, and associating me with this longing for a woman," said Drizzy, according to HotNewHipHop.com. "I hate that. It bothers me so much…cause I do make music that makes you feel something but I'm actually not that guy in real life. I'm a happy person."

Although the Toronto-based rapper refers to himself as “a happy person” during his interview with Jian Ghomeshi of CBC Radio, he does later reveal that he’s not at a point in his life where he’s content.

“I'm not content by any means, I wanna keep working but I'm a happy person,” said Drake. “I'm very excited, my life is constantly exciting. It's not some sad, depressing story. As far as the soundscapes go, that's just the music that I chose to make, I make music strictly for the purpose of driving at nighttime.”

On his newly-released third album, Nothing Was The Same, Drake occasionally touches on love, women, and other emotions throughout the project. On the Jake One-produced “Furthest Thing,” Drake croons about balancing his career and being with the woman in his life as he sings, “And I hate that you don't think I belong to ya/Just too busy runnin' shit to run home to ya.”

In addition to expressing his distaste at being labeled “lonely and emotional,” Drake also commented on his writing process and the challenges he faced while working on Nothing Was The Same, during his hour-long interview with Ghomeshi.

According to the Young Money rapper, he was given a set amount of tracks to record for his album, which was released on September 24.

“My right-hand partner in music creation, challenged me on this album to trim that fat,” said Drake. “To make a very concise project and asked me to—actually gave me a song cap. Asked me to keep it at 13 or 14 songs on the original. And so that was an interesting challenge for me. And now that it’s out and the world appreciates it, it’s a great feeling.”

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  • Anonymous
    Interviewer: "You're not afraid of sweet melodies; is anything too sugary for you?" Died. Just straight up LMAO.
  • kendrick
    Softest dude in the game, I would classify drake as a "POP STAR" not a fucking rapper. Fucking Donkey
  • Anonymous
    gay rap
  • Anonymous
    Me & my friends had a dance off listening to Drake this weekend, it was so fun.
  • Ant
    DIS GUY!!! LOL "I hate that. It bothers me so muchcause I do make music that makes you feel something but I'm actually not that guy in real life. I'm a happy person."
  • Anonymous
    Fuck drake, i realy hate his music personality, i can't fuck with that fake shit
    • Young Guwop
      Me neither. Only 90's babies, simps, and females listen to Drake's lame ass music.
  • aj
    great interview. title is taken out of context. but this interview was good mostly because of the interviewer. he had real questions and it really got Drake to touch on things that arent touched on as much. not a big fan of drake, the album is good though. much respect to him.
  • realTALK
    This tittle is false watch the interview dumb shit @hhdx just making tittle for clicks , this site quality has been going down because of articles like this . also yeah m a drake fan but thats beside the point yall bunch of haters
    • Anonymous
      Go slurp Aubrey's dick in private.
  • RC
    Well here's a novel thought stop making songs about being FUCKING LONELY & EMOTIONAL!
  • Anonymous
    ashamed he from toronto canadian rap really is wack
  • Anonymous
    maybe if he wasnt a bitch saying he never make a full rap album get rid this motherfucker
  • greatness
    Drake wants people to listen to his music as they drive at night? Wow. What an ass hole. You put everyone on the road at risk when you fall asleep at the wheel.
    • OxTxPx
      LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • tsqyz
    In other news, clouds are tired of being called soft and fluffy.
  • DRAKE
    i got that gay money
  • Anonymous
    I KNEW IT HES A GAY
    • Anonymous
      you sucked him off?
    • Anonymous
      YES, I DID, WHAT'S YOUR POINT? I AM GAY, SO IS DRAKE.
  • DRAKE
    Feminine Gay Rap ALL DAY WEEZY BABY YOUNG MONEY
    • Anonymous
      Yup Weezy Fucks Baby
  • JOE
    loooool Feminine Gay Rap THATS DRAKE NEW GENRE
  • Anonymous
    Feminine gay rap
  • wowow
    #FEMrap #femdrake
  • wowow
    the should give his lyrics to a women #femrap
  • IZEAK
    DRAKE FEM RAPS ARE FOR WOMEN AND GAYS END OF STORY
  • Anonymous
    FEM BOY RAP
  • Anonymous
    LIL TWIST IN THE ASS
  • HGH
    IT SHOULD BE CALLED FEM RAP
  • MARK
    Feminine rap the new Genre drake created
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  • vain
    and thats why ur a sell out! why are u rapping about feelings and emotions if ur happy with life. people always wanna make songs about love, relationship(problems) and sex to gain everyone's attention. maybe if you were rapping about how much your having fun in life instead of bitchin about women, you wouldnt get labeled as a soft nigga
  • Anonymous
    This dude is so feminine when he speaks but when he raps he takes on a different persona.
    • Anonymous
      5 am in toronto nigguuhh.
  • Anonymous
    Taking a gun to next eminem concert will pay front row and will be infamous for killing him.
  • Anonymous
    the solution is respond do disses u emotional cunt
  • 80s baby
    The solution to this problem, MAKE A RAP ALBUM.
  • Poor Drake
    hahaha the 1st line of this article is hilarious!
  • Anonymous
    he should do a track with boy george.