Off the back of his surprise What a Time to be Alive mixtape with Future, Drake graces the cover of the 100th issue of The FADER with his first full-length interview since 2014. Shot by Mark Peckmezian and JJ, this is Drake’s second time appearing on the cover of the legendary rap publication. In the piece, the Canadian megastar sheds light on everything from his intense relationship with fans, his brotherhood with fellow musician Skepta, and the ghostwriting allegations and reference recordings that caused such a stir this summer. Regarding his beef with Meek Mill, meanwhile, Drake issued the following:
“This is a discussion about music, and no one’s putting forth any music?… Nobody told you that this was a bad idea, to engage in this and not have something?…It was weighing heavy on me. I didn’t get it. I didn’t get how there was no strategy on the opposite end. I just didn’t understand. I didn’t understand it because that’s just not how we operate.”
This man sure does have a way with words, doesn’t he?
Check out the full story over at The FADER.