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Drake bets on bad Rihanna and Chris Brown breakup

By April Neale Jun 18, 2013, 19:06 GMT

Drake bets on bad Rihanna and Chris Brown breakup

Drake - 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Arrivals - Staples Center - Los Angeles, CA, USAStaples Center © Andrew Evans / PR Photos

Drake's talking about Chris Brown and Rihanna in the June 2013 GQ. He's their cover story, and says of the fated troubled twosome, "it could end really badly."

"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."

Drake adds, "It's embarrassing, the amount of media coverage," he says. "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."

When he was just 23, Drake set a goal for himself: make $25 million by the time he was 25 years old by rapping about money, cars and girls.

Now 26, Drake sits down with GQís Michael Paterniti to reflect on his time in the spotlight, the criticism heís faced from other rappers, the transition from rapping in his basement to packing arenas across the nation, PLUS that infamous fight with Chris Brown over Rihanna. And as he readies his most inspired album yet, Drake reveals his exponentially more ambitious plans for the future: becoming #1 among the hip-hop giants like Kanye & Jay-Z. ďI ainít gonna lie," he says. "I want to be the one you listen to this summer."

See below for excerpts from Drakeís interview and read the full article at GQ. Also, check out his photo shoot & behind-the-scenes video:

Photo shoot Ė http://www.gq.com/style/wear-it-now/201307/drakes-gq-covershoot

Drake on his feud with Chris Brown:

Drake ďI donít want my name to be synonymous with that guyís name. I really donít. I wish we could sit down, just like you and me are right now, and talk it out man-to-man. But thatís not going to happen. Iím not confrontational, but if someone challenges, Iím not going to back down. ÖItís embarrassing, the amount of media coverage. Two rappers fighting over the woman. Heís not even a rapper, but still, itís the last way you want your name out there. It distracts from the music. But heís made me the enemy, and thatís the way itís gonna stay, I guess. ÖIf I think about it too much, I feel it wrapping around my foot, like I get a feeling it could end really badly.Ē

Öon his pursuit of love, and the advice he received from Will Smith:

Drake ďI had lunch the other day with someone I extremely look up to. OkayóI had lunch with Will Smith, and listening to him talk, it made me think I donít know what love is. He said something profound. He said love is when you become one and you need that person. Itís not about wanting anymore, you need that person. Hearing that, I donít know if Iíve ever felt that way. Iíve held women in very high regard almost to the point where I felt like I needed them for a very long time, but I donít know if I comprehend it yet, and Iím okay with that.Iíve made a lot of music about love being the only thing Iím missing. I think this is the first album Iíve made saying, Iím okay. Iím enjoying it right now. Maybe this is my time to grind it out, make a run for it and add some memories with myboys.Ē

 Öon focusing on his album rather than sex:

Drake ďYou know the way fighters donít fuck before the fight? Sometimes I feel like Iím so focused on training my body and getting my mind right to create this album that sex isnít one of my main priorities. If someone is around that I know and trust, Iím down. But Iím not going to end up with some stranger at this party.Ē

Öon future ambitions, including his goal of making $250 million by the time he's 29:

Drake  ďI 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 Iím here, Iím gonna keep pushing that bar higher and higher up and make you really work for it.Ē

Öon becoming #1, and re-creating the excitement of his early career:

Drake ďYou 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 thatís good enough to get people that excited again? I ainít gonna lie: I want to be the one you listen to this summer.Ē


 



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