Drake Suits Up for GQ and Talks Father, Fame, and Feelings

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Drake traded his patterned sweaters and OVO gear for a slim-fitting suit on the cover of GQ’s first-ever Style Bible. The men’s magazine visited the dapper rapper at his new bachelor pad in L.A.’s San Fernando Valley. As Sixteen Candles played on the projector overlooking the waterfalls in his lush backyard, Drizzy charmed the female journalist while sipping chilled wine spritzer. He opened up about his relationship with his father, how fame has improved his life, and thinking beyond the bedroom.

Read highlights from the interview and see more photos below.

On his relationship with his father: “Me and my dad are friends. We’re cool. I’ll never be disappointed again, because I don’t expect anything anymore from him. I just let him exist, and that’s how we get along. We laugh. We have drinks together. But I spent too many nights looking by the window, seeing if the car was going to pull up. And the car never came.”

On the state of hip-hop: “Rap now is just being young and fly and having your shit together. The mood of rap has changed.”

On pre- and post-Internet fame: “Some of my favorite rappers, some of my heroes—DJ Screw, Aaliyah—there might be like 200 pictures of them because there was no Internet. Whereas with us, it’s like every moment is documented.”

On how his life has changed: “I’m trying to find the same feelings that I had for women when I had very little going on, which is tough. When I was in my mom’s house, I had nowhere to go, no real obligations. My girlfriend at the time, if she was mad at me, my day was all fucked-up. I didn’t have anything else. And that made for some of the best music, I think, to date. Records where I felt small. That feeling is hard to capture when you’re sitting out here in a space like this. It’s really difficult for me to find something that makes me feel small.”

On his sex life: “There’s just a time where it was like, just getting pussy. Where I was in that sort of ‘I’m young, I’m going to disconnect from my emotions and just do what everyone else tells me I should do and just be a rapper and have my fun.’ And for me as a person, it just doesn’t work. I just need something else. The seconds after a man reaches climax, that’s like the realest moment of your life. If I don’t want you next to me in that fifteen, twenty seconds, then there’s something wrong.”

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29 Comments

  1. w

    oh hi drake :)

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  2. Rina

    Handsome. I hope he finds a real woman.

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  3. Redchainsaw

    Not a nig fan of jis,nut GQ sure knows how to make him look good,his last GQ shoot was good too

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    Redchainsaw Reply:

    @Redchainsaw, ***Not A Big Fan Of His***

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  4. Peter

    His voice is way deeper than normal O_O

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  5. Lauryn

    STOP POUTING!!! F–K WRONG WIT YOU?

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    Jaymalls Reply:

    @Lauryn, HE GAY…. let him Beeeee!

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  6. [email protected]

    GQ isht, looks dope. should stay in a suit. check put mens style blog. quintessentialquality.com

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  7. AmineHeavyMusik

    He looks like an idiot !!

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  8. Drizzy_girl

    SEXYY

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  9. Stre3t Danc@

    LORD JESUS HE’S SO HANDSOME :O

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  10. Jerome

    Who the F*** is Drake

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    Valerie Reply:

    @Jerome, LMAO!

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    Bluiee Kaurecsha Reply:

    @Jerome, he is a Rapper and a actor that who he is

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  11. DrakeNickiOVO

    I love the article! Very good things to know about him.
    The pictures are really nice. He looks really good.

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  12. EmChick

    Is it true that he unfollowed Nicki and Nicki unfollowed him on twitter?? Or just a rumor?? I have no twitter, In cant see it

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  13. Sharp Tongue

    He’s fine I like the way those pants are fitting him.

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  14. watever

    “Rap now is just being young and fly and having your shit together. The mood of rap has chnaged” Really drake how is that any different that what hip hop has been about since the 80′s. Run DMC & LL were talking that same shit in 86. he’s not doing anything new.

    and did he say there was no internet when aaliyah was alive? he does realize that she died in 2001, and the internet had been around for about a decade by then.

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    Shade Reply:

    @watever, That was not the overall mood of hip hop back then. and He knows the internet was around of course back then but people weren’t half as immersed in it as it they are now. Like it was just there before but now it’s a necessity these days.

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  15. Bluiee Kaurecsha

    the Pictures are amazing and amazing Outfit

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  17. Nicole

    Way cute

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  18. dia

    i am big on good grooming looking men and drake u fit well in that suit luving the look

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  19. Audrey Hepburn

    Sweet as Apple Pie. :)

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  20. charles

    i think drake is soooo sexy and i don’t care if he”s gay he can swing my way anyday. because theres nothing wrong with having little sugar in your tank

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  21. tionnne wynn

    drake is sexy so all you haters need to stop. while you are hating on him he’ making money so you guys real need to cut it out and grow up

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  23. Asia Williams

    Drake does look good of corse. but thats not the main reason why he should stay in siuts the main reason i because he look more intellagent, and not just like any rapper. (Example Lil wayne) and yes he dont giva a sht about lil wayne and nicki minaj and dont get mad at her because she picked lil wayne of drake, wich was a very dumb i deal. anyway that’s my piont, Drake i hope u read this.

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