In an interview with GQ from 2013, Drake said that after a conversation with Will Smith, he realized that he hadn’t really known love before:
He said something profound. He said love is when you become one and you need that person. It’s not about wanting anymore, you need that person. Hearing that, I don’t know if I’ve ever felt that way. I’ve held women in very high regard almost to the point where I felt like I needed them for a very long time, but I don’t know if I comprehend it yet, and I’m okay with that.
Is he though? Because that hasn’t stopped Aubrey “Drake” Graham from saying he loves a whole host of women over the years. From women he’s close with to women he never met, here are all of the ladies Drake has publicly professed his love for.
On his hit song “Miss Me” in 2010, Drake initially made it clear that Minaj was the apple of his eye:
“I love Nicki Minaj, I told her I’d admit it, I hope one day we get married just to say we f–king did it/And girl I’m f–king serious, I’m with it if you with it/’Cause your verses turn me on and your pants are mighty fitted.”
After making up with Minaj following a rift created while she dated Meek Mill, he said, “I got the love of my life up here too” when speaking about her at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday.