Drake on His School Years & Working With Kanye West

Drake Meets Fans and Signs Copies of His New Album "Nothing Was The Same" at hmv in Toronto on September 27, 2013

Rapper Drake has opened up on his school years, as well as his friendship with Kanye West. On his time at School, Drake says it was not that much fun but it also wasn’t “the worst” and he got through it fine:

“It was all white Jewish kids, and it was tough. I didn’t have the worst time, but I did have a hard time. I was always the last kid to get the invite to the party.”

Explaining his relationship with Kanye West, Drake admits he at once felt threatened by Kanye’s career and they didn’t get on particularly well as a result. Now, they’re friends and also hoping to work together as they both respect each other’s creativity:

“Kanye and me are friends; we’re plotting on getting some work done together. It was a lack of communication paired with natural competitiveness…When something monumental is happening in front of me and everyone’s paying attention to that, you gotta say, ‘I’m still here.’ But those two are gods to me.”

Drake admits he often feels ill if he hears a song he wishes he had written such as Jay Z and Kanye West’s ‘Ni**as in Paris’:

“I get physically sick. It doesn’t happen often. I was like, ‘How did I not think of that?’ – ‘Ball so hard, that s–t cray!’ It was real rap s–t, but it felt melodic; all the cadences felt so good.”

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