In a recent interview, the “God’s Plan” rapper talked about everything from his beef with Kanye West and Pusha T to his friendship with The Weeknd to what he’s looking for in a relationship — and that was just the half of it.
Check out the highlights from Drizzy’s most candid interview below!
On working with Chris Brown:
That person that was in the middle of us [Rihanna] is no longer a part of either of our lives currently and I have the most utmost love and respect for her. I think of her as family more than anything. I felt, I actually had kind of a moment of hesitation before because I didn’t want her to ever feel disrespected by me linking up with him.
On his rap battle with Push T:
I bowed out after realizing that the gap between us allowed him to drop a bomb on the world. I sleep well at night knowing I didn’t get out-barred. I didn’t get, you know, doned off by some crazy song. It was just, you know, he told the world that the biggest artist at the time has a kid that he hasn’t told you about. I knew kind of, for me, it was over at that point. It wasn’t even about battle rap. He’s just made an entire career off of it. Some people like his music, I personally don’t ’cause I don’t believe any of it.
On not wanting to mend things with Pusha T:
I have no desire to mend anything with that person. That situation just went where it went and there is no turning back, it’s not like those other situations that you mention.
On his feud with Pusha T being caused by Kanye:
It’s all rooted in that situation, yes. I think that [Kanye] definitely recruited a guy with a similar dislike for me no matter what he says in interviews. I know that… There’s something there that bothers him deeply and yeah, I can’t fix it for him. It just is what it is. I could never ever ever ever turn my back on the things that I’ve said about him in a positive light, and I still feel all those same things. He’s still my, obviously with the exception of Lil Wayne… and if I look at Hov as the guy who truly shaped the majority of my thinking, skill set, all those things, Kanye West would be my favorite artist all around. And that’s just facts. I have no problem saying that… Things have changed. I’m not just some kid that’s a fan anymore. Now we have personal situations, and like I said, a lot of his issues with me, I can’t fix them for him.
On being booed at Camp Flog Gnaw:
I just walked myself into a situation, I kind of felt it backstage too. I was a little confused. I was kind of sitting there, going like, ‘You guys know Frank [Ocean]’s not here, right? You may as well get over that… let’s rock, I’m the guy, I’m the replacement. I got a couple joints if you wanna hear them.
On his biggest regret when it comes to his friendship with The Weeknd:
My biggest regret would be that we probably wasted seven years not communicating with each other when we had something beautiful going on. OVOXO still could have been a thing, and still will be a thing, by the way. I have my fair share of sh*t to apologize for, as does he. We’ve obviously had our bumps in the road. But yeah, my biggest regret isn’t that like he never signed to OVO. My biggest regret would be that we didn’t give people that album, that tour. ‘Cause it’s just like, the two biggest artists from the city don’t link, so it’s not a good look for where we’re from. Hopefully we can fix that and make good on the years that we miss.
On what he’s looking for in a relationship:
I love my space, I love my work, and I love my routine. And for me to break that for somebody, it would just have to be a really special person that fits into that puzzle, and that is supportive of the things I’m doing. Have to be somebody that has taste in music. It’d have to be somebody that I get along with so much to the point that when we’re separate, I’m feeling like I can’t function properly without their presence. I have come across it a few times, I’ve yet to be able to hold onto it, for whatever reason. I’m the captain of a ship, and I look behind me and I see a lot of people on board. Full steam ahead. That’s just how I have to keep rocking for right now. Hopefully I can find somebody that can just stand beside me at the wheel and help me steer while we keep the journey going as opposed to me having to pull over because that person is getting seasick.