Drake Has A Collection Of Hermes Bags For His Future Wife + Other Things We Learned From His Hollywood Reporter Interview

November 8, 2017  |  
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If you were like me, you looked at this image of Drake on the cover of Hollywood Reporter and wondered what was he doing there. Drake’s a rapper. Now, we know he was an actor back in the day. But these days, he’s known for a different reason. But that’s the central message of his interview with HR, Drake is multifaceted, with varied interests and the intelligence and the means to make a few things shake. See what he’s got up his sleeves as well as the interesting tidbits about the man himself. Check all of them out on the following pages.

“Top Boy”

Drake discovered a show “Top Boy,” online. It’s been likened to a British version of “The Wire.” And while he fell in love with it and became intrigued by the show and the actors who were involved; it had been off the air since 2013. But Drake has recently partnered with Netflix and they’re working to bring the show back.

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He’s in love with…

…triumphant moments. I enjoy victory for myself and my friends.

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Secure the Bag

During the interview, when asked what he collects, he’s collecting Hermes and Birkin bags to offer the future lady of his life. Good for some of y’all to know.

Favorite movies

When asked what were his favorite movies growing up, Drake said You Got Served or Drumline. He said it like he was a bit ashamed but those are classics.

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Harry Potter

During the interview, Drake admitted that he’s been eyeing the first edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone for the past four years. It’s been on the market for $160,000. He told HR, “Yeah, I read them all.” When the interviewer, Tatiana Siegel, told Drake that she was reading the series to her children, he said, “What book are you on?” “Goblet of Fire,” I respond. “What part?” Then, as if to talk himself into the purchase, he says: “I should get it. My birthday’s coming up. Maybe I’ll buy it for myself as a treat.”

Motivational art

During the interview he spoke about the piece and why he purchased the $6,000 light piece. The author of the piece described Drake’s purchase of the piece as a way of taking ownership of the haters. “I love it. I mean, people are entitled to their opinion, but this opinion, I’d just rather it be here than anywhere else.”

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No to Weinstein

We all know that Hollywood executive, Harvey Weinstein was trying to work with numerous people, in more ways than one. While he partnered with Jay Z, he was also trying to work with Drake. But he didn’t make it past his people. Drake’s business partner Adel “Future” Nur said Weinstein was anxious to work with Drake to both star in and produce one of his films called The Heist. But it didn’t work out. “I vetted him with five people and got bad feedback about working with him,” Future says simply.

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Movies and music

Drake says, “I’m sure I’ll stop [making music] one day,” says Drake of rapping. “When it starts to feel like I’m making it up. Hopefully I’ll catch it before I ever get there, right? But right now it feels like we just started, so I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. But I do plan on expanding — to take six months or a year to myself and do some great films. Music’s always there.”

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The power of manifestation

Future offered an anecdote to illustrate Drake’s relentless nature. “When we first met, I remember Drake kept a picture of this insane grotto pool on his desktop. Waterfalls, the whole thing. He didn’t even know where the house was. He just kept saying, ‘I’m going to have that house.’ And I really believed. I’ll never forget walking into that house with him in Calabasas [in 2012], and he literally wrote a check and bought it.” Not a similar house with a similar grotto, but that exact house, for $7.7 million — a bargain given the asking price was $27 million.

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Handmaid’s Tale

Margaret Atwood, author the novel turned television series “The Handmaid’s Tale,”made a public offer for Drake to join season two of the show. Drake’s business partner Future says Drake got a kick out of the suggestion, but, tellingly, what they’d prefer is to option one of Atwood’s available books and shepherd it to the screen. Meals not crumbs.

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Being typecast

“Being a young black guy, I think there’s definitely the chance to get typecast. But I also have been pretty adamant about showing range. I try to show it through different outlets, like Saturday Night Live, showing people that I can be funny,” he says of his well-reviewed hosting gigs, during which he poked fun at his various beefs. “When I get back into acting, I want to do things that make people go, ‘Wow, I didn’t expect that.’ Like, it’s nice to hear you say, ‘You know, I didn’t expect you to like those things,'” he says, referring to my surprise at his Harry Potter fixation.

 

 

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