drake recently opened up to Lil Yachty about some previous lyrical choices he “would have acted upon.” In particular, he admitted his decision to name women — including women like Ki-Ki, Bria & Nebby — in songs doesn’t take him much pride.
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Drake says his references are ‘never with bad intentions’
The topic came up in Episode 1 of FUTUREMOOD’s “A Moody Conversation” series. While chatting on a scenic beach in “Weston Road Flows,” Lil Yachty brought up a line in which Drizzy announces that he’s “planning[s] to retire” at 35.
Now 36 and still firmly in the game, Drake continued: “I hate to hear that.” Oops! The “Rich Flex” rapper then went on to note that in addition to age-related lines, he also regrets the times he “said girls’ names in songs.”
“I think that, and sometimes when I’ve said girls names in songs, maybe those are the two things that I look back on and think, ‘Maybe I could have done without, like, s*** torturing people about age or disturb someone’s life’”
Drake added that while his poetry is “never malicious,” he knows what ultimately matters is “that [he] said it.”
“The lyrics are never malicious, but I had someone say to me once, ‘You know, it’s not necessarily what you say about me, it’s the fact that you said it.'”
Drake says his music is all about honesty
As the conversation continued, the Toronto-raised artist referenced a discussion that shed light on the impact of these references on women’s lives, as they are the ones who ultimately have to “pick up the pieces.”
“Just like, ‘You don’t know what it’s doing to me. You don’t know who my boyfriend at the time is, or you don’t know what my family does and doesn’t know. And when you express some form of dissatisfaction for me in a song and call me by my name, then suddenly I have to pick up the pieces in my own life that I’ve been trying to build for myself.” So I tried my best with that stop.”
However, Drizzy was sure to point out, “But I also like being honest in music, so you’re a push-and-pull.”
Humorous after noting that Drake “used to [name-drop] a lot,” Yachty revealed, “I used to think you were making up girl names.”
Despite Yachty’s suspicions, Drake clarified that he “never made up a girl’s name.”
You can read the full interview below.
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