Drake is in New York City this weekend performing at the 12th annual Jordan Brand Classic taking place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn tomorrow and stopped by East Village Radio earlier today during Elliott Wilson’s radio show. He spoke on a number of things including new music, which will be arriving next week, his upcoming third studio album, Nothing Was The Same, and more. Drake also spoke on his relationship with The Weeknd, his “beef” with Pusha T, sounded off on Chris Brown, and more.
On his new music: “This week is gonna be a special week. I got a song that started out as a ‘Started’ remix and took on a life of its own. Khaled’s gonna be premiering that ’cause I gave the song to him. He’s got some guests on it.”
On his new album: “I’m excited about the place me and 40 are in. I’m doing this whole album in order, so like the first six songs just tell this story that I’ve been dying to tell, and now I’m just trying to continue that story.”
On The Weeknd: OVO was OVO and will always be OVO. All we did was embrace somebody that we felt was extremely talented from our city. Instead of hating on it and rejecting it, we just completely embraced it. That was a big part of why it is where it is now. People make their own decisions. He went on to do something that he felt was a great decision. More power to him. I talk to him all the time and I’m look forward to whatever he has coming in the future. I wouldn’t call it a parting of ways. I just think people reach a point where they need to make decisions and whatever decisions they make.”
On Chris Brown: “I make better music than [Chris Brown]. I am more popping than him. At one point the woman he loves fell into my lap.”
On Pusha T: “I don’t have a problem with him, I really don’t. I’ve seen him multiple times. Sometimes we let people make up problems for us and it puts this wall of attention up. It’s not on that level.”
Audio courtesy of OnSMASH.