Drake Covers GQ, Talks Chris Brown Beef, Will Smith’s Advice, & Making $250 Million

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Drake scores his third cover for GQ. In anticipation of his upcoming album Nothing Was the Same, hip-hop’s heartthrob gets decked out in designer fashions including a Tom Ford belt, Ralph Lauren Black Label denim, and leather jacket by Alexander Wang for the July issue. The men’s magazine visited him at his $7.7 million mansion in the San Fernando Valley, which his friends refer to as Disneyland.

In the interview, the 26-year-old superstar opens up about his beef with Chris Brown, advice from Will Smith, putting his work before sex, and making $250 million by the time he turns 29.

The issue hits newsstands everywhere on June 25. Check out more photos and highlights below.

On his feud with Chris Brown: “I don’t want my name to be synonymous with that guy’s name. I really don’t. I wish we could sit down, just like you and me are right now, and talk it out man-to-man. But that’s not going to happen. I’m not confrontational, but if someone challenges, I’m not going to back down. … It’s embarrassing, the amount of media coverage. Two rappers fighting over the woman. He’s not even a rapper, but still, it’s the last way you want your name out there. It distracts from the music. But he’s made me the enemy, and that’s the way it’s gonna stay, I guess. … If I think about it too much, I feel it wrapping around my foot, like I get a feeling it could end really badly.”

On advice from Will Smith: “I had lunch the other day with someone I extremely look up to. Okay—I had lunch with Will Smith, and listening to him talk, it made me think I don’t know what love is. He said something profound. He said love is when you become one and you need that person. It’s not about wanting anymore, you need that person. Hearing that, I don’t know if I’ve ever felt that way. I’ve held women in very high regard almost to the point where I felt like I needed them for a very long time, but I don’t know if I comprehend it yet, and I’m okay with that. I’ve made a lot of music about love being the only thing I’m missing. I think this is the first album I’ve made saying, I’m okay. I’m enjoying it right now. Maybe this is my time to grind it out, make a run for it and add some memories with my boys.”

On focusing on his album rather than sex: “You know the way fighters don’t fuck before the fight? Sometimes I feel like I’m so focused on training my body and getting my mind right to create this album that sex isn’t one of my main priorities. If someone is around that I know and trust, I’m down. But I’m not going to end up with some stranger at this party.”

On making $250 million by the time he’s 29: “I feel this great responsibility to see how far can we take it, how out of reach can I set that bar for whoever comes after. While I’m here, I’m gonna keep pushing that bar higher and higher up and make you really work for it.”

On re-creating the excitement of his early career: “You constantly ask yourself: Will I ever be able to excite people the way I did when the Internet was going crazy, back when you first felt like you had a piece of Drake that no one else had, and you wanted to share it with your friends? Is there an album or song we can make now that’s good enough to get people that excited again? I ain’t gonna lie: I want to be the one you listen to this summer.”

For the full story, visit GQ.com.

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25 Comments

  1. Yeezus Christ

    aubs made it big, 08 fan right here

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  2. Disrespectful

    Ugly piece of shit. Lol, no hating

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    carlos Reply:

    @Disrespectful, you stupid

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    Gino Reply:

    @Disrespectful, Amanda Bynes?

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    meme Reply:

    @Gino, lmfaooooooooooooo crying

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    iL0vee__ Reply:

    @Disrespectful, Honestly he isn’t sexy but he is attractive ….
    *On chris Brown feud, love the way he handle the situation (wish he wouldn’t have make it seems like he’s the victim)
    Seems like EVERy rapper is on Will Smith Dick ..
    *Liking the Second photo of him when he is slightly laying down ….

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  3. dreincharacter

    250 Million!?

    I call bullshit…

    I don’t remember seeing this bitch on Forbes.

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    LongLiveYourMum Reply:

    @dreincharacter, He was on forbes lol

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    dreincharacter Reply:

    @LongLiveYourMum, Yeah a 20 mil. Not top 5.

    This dude ain’t making it to 250. That’s almost double Birdman money. Who’s his boss.

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    Dante Reply:

    @dreincharacter, it doesnt say he made 250…
    by the time he’s 29 he hopes to make it to 250

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    dreincharacter Reply:

    @Dante, you’re right, my bad!

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  4. bibi93

    Ridiculous…

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  5. Rogue

    I’m just highly upset he’s rocking these tighty-whitey jeans and I see no sign of a penis. Should I be surprised? I think Drake is a talented, thoughtful dude, but I honestly feel this interview is fairly disingenuous. If he wanted to be cool boyfriends with Chris Brown, maybe he shouldn’t have instigated a club fight and started throwing bottles at the man. Call it what it is, but him talking about tightness around his foot and thinking about Chris taking him to dark, murderous places is a bit much. Guy has a chip all because RIHANNA LOVES CHRISTOPHER.

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    carlos Reply:

    @Rogue, keep your comments for chris brown aka dennis rodmans son posts only f-boy

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    Yeezytoldme Reply:

    @Rogue, Oh my lanta, your post seriously cracked me up…. like a egg…

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  6. CiCi

    His pictures are so sus but I still love him :)

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  7. Bob builder

    What an idiot! He gets on my nerves. Wimp!

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  9. Marcia

    Those pants, though … Drizzy.

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  10. Realistically

    Go Team YellaFella!

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  12. ok

    i always like reading watching drake interviews, it seems like he always says the right things. drake is definitely not going anywhere for a LONG time.

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  13. Still Amazin

    I wonder does he dress like that around Wayne?

    Any who, I’d love a Drake & Chris Brown collabo so I wish they would just kiss & make up.

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  14. kelly

    he wants to be dominican soooo bad

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  15. ha

    i see a tubby foo that still need to hit the gym

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