Drake’s “Divo” Shoot For ‘GQ’ / Talks Not Being A “Hard” Rapper

Published: Wednesday 14th Mar 2012 by Sam

Rapper Drake serves up all sorts of divo fierce in GQ’s new ‘Style Bible’ issue.

The Canadian MC (real name, Aubrey Drake Graham) talks to the publication about his astronomical rise, sexual escapades, not being a “hard” rapper, issues with his father, music, and more.

Peep more pics and soundbites below…

Via GQ:

On not being a “hard” rapper:

“Rap now is just being young and fly and having your shit together. The mood of rap has changed.

I’m actually really happy. I’m trying to find the same feelings that I had for women when I had very little going on, which is tough. When I was in my mom’s house, I had nowhere to go, no real obligations. My girlfriend at the time, if she was mad at me, my day was all fucked-up. I didn’t have anything else. And that made for some of the best music, I think, to date. Records where I felt small.”

On Why He’s Been Successful:

“I’ve never been reckless—it’s always calculated. I’m mischievous, but I’m calculated.”

On His Father:

“Me and my dad are friends. We’re cool. I’ll never be disappointed again, because I don’t expect ianything anymore from him. I just let him exist, and that’s how we get along. We laugh. We have drinks together. But I spent too many nights looking by the window, seeing if the car was going to pull up. And the car never came.”

On his promiscuous past:

“There’s just a time where it was like, just getting pussy. Where I was in that sort of ‘I’m young, I’m going to disconnect from my emotions and just do what everyone else tells me I should do and just be a rapper and have my fun.’ And for me as a person, it just doesn’t work. I just need something else. The seconds after a man reaches climax, that’s like the realest moment of your life. If I don’t want you next to me in that fifteen, twenty seconds, then there’s something wrong.”


As easy as it may be to clown Drizzy for his lack of hyper-masc bravado, I applaud his honesty.

There’s literally nothing worse than rappers spitting bars about struggle, strife, and the streets, when they know full well they live in a gated-community and have an appointment with their accountant at 2.

 It’s 2012 and about time things got “real”. So kudos to Drake (*waves Mariah hand in his honor*)

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  1. Nicholle Pride March 14, 2012

    lol @ “divo”. he’s definitely filling out that suit, tho.

  2. twista March 14, 2012

    I dig Drake’s confidence. Dude is very good at what he does and is clearly enjoying himself. Looks like today’s celebrities are understanding that haters are just gonna hate – no need to let it stand your way.

  3. AmbeRussell March 14, 2012

    as a fan of rap and hip hop since i was born, idc if drake is a “soft” rapper. he expresses his feelings through his music. his music is good to me. but what i dont like is how he is quick to diss a female and act tough (“make me catch a body like that” (go look he say it twice, once he will and another time when he said he’s gonna have some1)”soap opera rapper”(though he was on a teenage soap opera)) diss koby’s wife, diss lil kim, but when another rapper calls him out that is a male (common, ludacris, etc.) he doesnt respond back. he attacks females then acts hard to pointless stuff, BUT when another rapper comes up to him, he acts as if he didnt throw shoots or something
    just saying. its not that he isnt hard, its that he doesnt man up to what he starts if its with a male rapper.
    amberussell on youtube

  4. MISHKA March 14, 2012

    ” I’m mischievous, but I’m calculated.”


    Wow, he might have won me over with this one.

    It’s actually refreshing to read this, at least one of the “Three Little Mischievous” know what he is doing and is being honest about it.

    The two others are too busy playing victims even when they’re caught stealing Iphones at clubs and showing titie$ at restaurants.

  5. POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) March 14, 2012

    like the pics and the interview 🙂 , Chic and classy !

    I approve 🙂 , and i like the main pic !

  6. D to the… March 14, 2012

    I’m starting to really like this site. 🙂 I think Drake is diff and deff a breath of fresh air. What he does behind closed doors is really none of my business. I just like his music 🙂

  7. kayla March 14, 2012

    Those pics…are oh kay but he looks a little..uh…yeah, and THOSE PANTS…jeeezus…was there a flood in the room..lol..but i love love looooooove drake

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