Drake On Why He Hates Social Media

blame it on Shake November 7, 2011

In the November issue of The Source (which includes 2DopeBoyz as #7 in their Power 30: Digital segment), Drake chops it up with Kim Osorio about his hatred for social media (Tumblr, Twitter, etc).

On Tumblr
I’m really scared for my generation, you know. The thing that scares me most is Tumblr. I hate what Tumblr has become. Because it like, it reminds me of those clique-y girls in high school that used to make fun of everyone else and define what was cool, but in five years, when you all graduate, that shit doesn’t matter. No one gives a fuck about that shit. Instead of kids going out and making their own moments, they’re just taking these images and living vicariously through other people’s moments. It just kills me. Then you’ll meet them and they’re just the biggest turkey in the world. They don’t actually embody any of those things. They just emulate. It’s scary man, simulation life that we’re living. It scares me.

On Twitter
I’ll tell you, my biggest thing was, I remember, it was on twitter. I remember the day my mom was getting surgery and someone came on Twitter and they were like, ‘Yo, Drake, I hope your mom dies.’ You don’t really mean that. Like, you know you’re going to see something bad. Out of 1000 compliments, it’s so crazy. It’s basically, like, when you used to sit there as a kid, and want to know what everyone is thinking. That’s your superpower. [Twitter is] knowing what everyone is thinking.

Man, I agree one thousand percent on that Tumblr remark. Kids these days have NO sense of originality w/ the blind leading the blind. Anyways, speaking of Twitter…. Drake used his account to address the recent leak of Take Care.

I am not sure if the album leaked. But if it did thank god it doesn’t happen a month early anymore. Listen, enjoy it, buy it if you like it…and take care until next time.

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  • Inspanish Class

    Take Care is a must buy!

  • JAyP

    Take Care is the shit but you can tell Drake doesnt fully be on Tumblr. Because he only described the poser side of Tumblr, the real great thing about Tumblr is its for people to express theirself in a very funny quirky & creative way Tumblr is actually better than most Social Networks for the simple fact that its different than just talking people talk to eachother through photos & you dont even have to talk to eachother to feel some shit the pictures do it for you

  • vince

    how is drake gonna hate on social media, the one thing that made him big, because it sure as fuck aint the substance of his rhymes. its cry baby shit or club music and the kids on tumblr and twitter are the main buyers. this cat is the embodiment of an internet rapper and him hating on this while he uses is just lame

  • D. $cience

    I don’t feel Drake’s music at all, but I agree with him on that Tumblr sh**. That’s very real, and a good analogy on that f***ed up sh**.

  • realtalk

    Not a Drake fan but co-fuckin-sign on the Tumblr comment.. Drake and Weeknd and their whole movement are all over that shit tho so I guess he can’t complain about it..

  • wtf

    I dont understand the Tumblr comments. Can someone give examples or some shit??

  • brite

    Drake’s just mad because of shit like this on Tumblr.

    Call me crazy, but these quotes make him look like a massive faggot. I’m thinking he isn’t too pleased about that.

    Real talk Drake is easily one of the hottest in the game but this shit is hurting his image big time.

  • BatMayne

    Typo Shake! Percent not present.

  • Benski

    I cosign that Tumblr quote. Maybe Drakes smarter than I thought.

  • clint chudyk

    Damn I know how everyone likes to hate on Wayne, but I’d like to see anyone hate on his verse on HYFR, they both fucking killed it

  • co sign on the comments…
    only problem is drake and most mainstream musicians who rap only about vain subjects (see big sean lyrics, see rick ross lyrics, see drake lyrics) whining, material possesions, cocaine, and how big their johnsons are (see big sean lyrics again) if thats all a kid grows up hearing…they will display that in their behaviour..hence when u get to see wats in their head on tumblr and twitter…its not too beautiful. but then wat i said is “hate” cos of course “they gettin money” rite?.

  • SMH

    @Shake: Meka is one of those Tumblr kids, all grown up. Real talk.

  • Dj Transition

    Drizzy’s album is hot but i gotta say that Tumblr shit is funny, theres always gonna be fake ass haters doing stupidass shit hahaha

  • SOYsaucy

    How many ppl are gunna delete their tumblr and twitter cus of this lol Facebook payin drake haha

  • who cares

    Fuck Drake
    And ya’ll are acting like everyone rebloggs those stupid posts on tumblr. some actually use it for what it is…. a blogging site. They don’t just reblogg those snap shots with quotes put on em

  • Dicipilo

    @who cares. you love drake don;t you? lol your like one of those left over scattered hipsters hating on everything thats out lol. go craw into your little hole you worthless clown.

  • And Won

    jew fro, yes? no?

    this guy is the people’s champ right now

  • Malik from Atlanta

    I’m actually a little mad at these comments because me and Aubrey met on tumblr after he commented on how he liked the cute pictures of Peter North that I posted on my page. Next thing I know were shopping for woks and brita filters at bed bath and beyond. Drake was a passionate lover and was always generous with his cock and wallet (although he did laugh hysterically after he blew out my o-ring).

  • Drake be hatin on twitter because @bigghostface has his foot on his throat constantly..

  • Psyence

    He was dead on about Tumblr….especially these kreayshawn looking girls on there. Always trying to front like they’re so cool and cultured.

    Dudes that actually like BigGhostfase are the male equivalent of the Tumblr fems. #Turkeys.

  • Fuck Sellouts

    Drake’s the biggest faggotassed sellout. When he makes good music let me know.

  • slayingtheilluminati

    nice illuminati all seeing eye cover
    fuck this clown and the mainstream music
    fucking satan worshipping soul selling pop bitches

  • Drake – Take Care (Tracklist)

    1. Skip Button

    2. Skip Button

    3. Headlines for the Skip Button

    4. Skip Button

    5. Skip Button

    6. Marvin’s Room/Skip Button (Interlude)

    7. Under Ground Kings

    8. We’ll Be Fine (Nah, I’m Mad Nigga)

    9. Make Me Mad f. The Bitch with, you know… the “Ass”

    10. Lord Knows f. Rick Ross (Nah, he don’t know about this shit, yo.)

    11. Cameras/Good Ones Go (And Break this CD in Half) (Interlude)

    12. Skip Button

    13. The Real Her f. Lil Victoria Secrets

    13.5 The Real The Real Her “by” Andre 3000 (Special Hands Tone Non “The Kitten Whisperer & Lil Victoria’s Secret” Edition Bonus Track)

    14. Skip Button

    15. Look What You’ve Done (Yeah, I know I skipped all the tracks, Nigga.)

    16. Skip Button Practice

    Bonus Track

    18. Hate Sleeping Alone (With This CD) f. Lil Victoria’s Secret

    19. Untitled Button f. Lil Victoria’s Secret


    Just thought this tracklist I made was funny, but the only two tracks worth listening to on Take Care are right next to each other. (Underground Kingz & We’ll Be Fine)