“It Bothers Me So Much”: Drake Gets Emotional About People Saying He’s Emotional

October 18, 2013  |  

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The thing that makes Drake so different in this rap game is the fact that he’s in touch with his feelings as a man. He raps about past relationships, the pain they brought him, and his quest for a “good girl.” And while that’s helped him sell records (just see the success of Nothing Was The Same so far, selling more than 600,000 albums in its first week) and gain the eyes of women admirers, it’s made him a running joke by men in Hip-Hop and online, who make memes about him being too emotional. They say things like, “Drake the type of dude that let his woman propose,” and “Drake’s the type of ni**a to send you a thank you card for coming to his bday party.”

Drake is very much aware of this shade, and in a recent interview with Jian Ghomeshi on Q with Jian Ghomeshi (info via Vibe) he opened up about how much such ridicule bothers him:

“I’m so sick of people saying that I’m lonely and emotional, and associating me with this longing for a woman. I hate that. It bothers me so much ’cause I do make music that makes you feel something but I’m actually not that guy in real life. I’m a happy person.”

It might help if his music wasn’t so centered on these things if he’s really trying to shake the “emotional” label. However, what’s really wrong with a man being in touch with his feelings? And as we can see, being such a man has worked in Drake’s favor. The women love him (who do you think is really buying his music?), and he’s uber-successful, so much so that he can wipe his emotional tears away with money. Seriously though, I’m sure the jokes about him can get annoying, but he has a lot to be thankful for to be out here wasting time being worried about someone spending most of their day at the crib making memes about him. Own it, bruh!

On a side note: In an effort to not look too emotional, Drake has decided to let Future back on his Would You Like A Tour? tour with Miguel. Future put out a statement yesterday confirming that all was well once again, and that the lawsuit he was planning to file isn’t happening anymore:

“I am set to continue as planned with Drake and Miguel on the Would You Like a Tour? tour slated to begin Oct. 18 in Pittsburgh. I’m looking forward to hitting the road this fall.”

And hopefully Future learned his lesson–don’t bite the hand that’s about to feed you…

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  • scandalous7

    All this clownin is going to get to Drake and he is going to overcompensate and end up like every other Niqqa in the rap game…hopefully he is mature enough not to fall for the pathetic high school peer pressure of hip hop.

  • CC

    Nothing wrong with Drake. Artists are supposed to make music from the heart, if they don’t then it’s going to be worthless. His hip-hop side of music is actually tolerable because at least he’s not running around calling women out of their name and least he can admit to being capable of loving a woman without the disrespectful antics that so many people complain about with hip-hop. Now everyone wants to drag him down for being sensual and emotional, pick one and stop complaining people, smh…….

  • Felisha Crooks-Sweet

    Drake, some women love men who show their emotions. It is perfectly ok. Please realize that some niccas are like crabs in the bucket…while you running to reach the top there are the ones on the bottom pulling you down. Those people who are talking probably were not conceived out of love and were not shown love as your loving parents nurtured you. They are gutter and will never understand your emotions. They probably raised themselves. Continue to search for that good girl with same characteristics as the one who instilled morals in you…like mom

  • a

    First of all aren’t all R&B guys emotional. If he doesn’t want to be that way stick to rapping and be emotional. There are tons of rappers who are emotional in their rhymes but they rap about it and not sing about it. It’s all about the delivery. I’m sorry I like an emotional guy to a certain extent but when you are so far gone and crying I’m done. What kills me about Drake is that he was so well known for his rapping and everyone loved that. He got a hit R&B song and then he stuck with it. His first album rap with a lil r&b then every album after that R&B with a lil rap. If he loves his music more power to him but he shouldn’t be worried about people calling him emotional. Do you.

  • toya

    Aww didums. Well done. Your cry-baby tears have strengthened the case you’re trying to disprove.

  • Ash

    I love Drake. He’s the Ralph Transvant of rap. Nothing wrong with being able to articulate and express emotion. This is the type of man we should want; not ones almost too high to actually rap over a beat.

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  • Val

    Drakes lyrics, for the most part, are a breath of fresh air in hip hop. At least there’s somebody rapping about more than Gucci, Bentleys, diamonds and big butts.

    • a

      He still raps Versace, Versace Versace Versace Versace Versace. LOL!

      • Val

        Lol. Well, I didn’t say he didn’t rap about that stuff, I said he raps about other things as well.

    • mac

      I have a hard time believing you actually listen to this guy’s music if you typed this with a straight face.
      He talks about every single one of those subjects; the only thing setting him apart is that he talks about relationships also. “Breath of fresh air” indeed.

  • bluekissess

    Drake go sit in the corner and cry. If you are who you are then you shouldn’t have to constantly explain it. At first I admired it but, if that’s the only topic you discuss then you need a therapist.

  • TGIF

    If he’s happy why not make songs about being happy? Then maybe people won’t talk about you being emotional. As far as the Future being “kicked off” the tour, I’m sure Live Nation the people actually putting on the tour are the ones who probably worked it out, since they are the “hand that feeds them.”

    • a

      Plus this tour needs Future. All these guys sing but Future is the only one bringing those turn up tunes that so many of these kids want to see today. It’s only kids going to this concert anyway.

  • Natasha1981

    Nothing wrong with being emotional at all, especially when you’re a REAL MAN and most of all HUMAN! Drake should do him and don’t let these butthurts tell him what he should do with his music, at least he getting that money being emotional. I respect rappers who show emotion in their music more than these male chauvinistic pigs that raps about s3x, calling women bytches and hoes, money and all that delusional crap.

    • GetReal

      Just because he raps about heartbreak dies not mean he is a nice guy. He also calls women bytches and hoes and raps about s3x all the time. He is just as much a chauvinistic pig as the rest of the them.

  • Trisha_B

    Drake is a captain save-a-h0e. I joke about his emotional act b/c I don’t take him serious. I love his music. But in his music, he’s singing about loving a woman & treating her right. But he’s only going after big booty video girls & strippers. Those girls don’t want a relationship w/ him, that want his name for a come-up. But then he goes crying in music when the relationship don’t work out lol….& you’ll be surprised how many men actually bought his album lol

    • bluekissess

      He doesn’t know what he wants.

    • honest

      its so funny how ppl forget he used to be a child star…those kids usually are kind of different…i kind of feel bad for him…Drake is a biracial boy who grew up in a predominately Jewish society…he was raised by a single Jewish white woman…he may have been well off but it probably was very lonely…i think his mom put him in acting so he wouldn’t have to deal with the teasing at school he looked so different from the other kids..and his black dad came back into his life after he got famous(side-eye on that one)…this is why he is the way he is…the only way Drake is going to stay sane in that industry is if he gets himself a Michelle Obama type of woman…those strippers and video vixens are just as lost as he is…

  • JustDes

    Drake be who u r and dnt change for no one i mean he is gentle but hey its been helping make money and live the life so its all good