OVO and G.O.O.D. Music are teaming up yet again. Fresh off the release of Views, Drake has revealed a potential joint project with Kanye West.
During Thursday’s interview with Zane Lowe on OVOSOUND Radio, the 6 God teased the exciting news. “We have a few things that we’ve worked on, and it’s always just about finding a place for it,” said Drake. “With him, you never know: He might call me tonight, and be like, ‘Yo, these two songs that we did are coming out.’
“‘Ye is one of my favorite people period, in the world, man,” he continued. “I love ‘Ye, man. He’s a really good guy. I always grew up with him as a role model. I’ve always given him that credit, that he’s part of the reason that I’m even here right now, that he’s opened doors for us. It’s just amazing to be his friend. I think we have a really great friendship.”
It’s so great, in fact, that Drake thinks it’s different from most other bonds he has in hip-hop. “We have one of those friendships that you don’t really get often in rap, because we can link each other and discuss anything whether it’s you feeling a way about this, or us working on this, or just leisure talk, it is what it is,” he said.
Kanye co-produced “U With Me?” off Views, and a larger joint project could still be in the works. “We had plans, we were supposed to do a mixtape together, album together, so maybe we’ll get that done.”
One person Aubrey isn’t as close to is Jay Z. According to Drake, he didn’t exactly ask for the two lines that Hov dropped on “Pop Style” and he ended up taking both Jigga and Yeezy off the track on the album version.
“Jay didn’t really do a verse,” he said. “Really, I was trying to get ‘Ye on it at first, and ‘Ye just sent it to me like that. Like, ‘Yo, Jay just kind of did my first few lines for me, and he was just here, and that’s how we flexed it.’ It was cool, you know, and he was excited about it. ‘Yo, put the Throne, it’ll be a crazy moment.’ I mean, of course, people want to hear Jay Z rap, right? So hearing him do two lines might be frustrating to a certain audience…It didn’t exactly play out how I would’ve wanted it to, as far as business or whatever goes, so I figured it would be easier to go with my version.”
Then, he went into the rumors of an alleged feud with Hova, though he remained a bit coy on the matter. “I’ve expressed my admiration and respect for Jay countless times,” he said. “That’ll never change. Sometimes we just fall on opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to the rap world, and again, it’s always mutual respect, but sometimes it has to be from afar.”
During the interview, Drake also spoke about Nicki Minaj, The Weeknd, and Lil Wayne and Birdman’s fallout. Read more on that here.