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Drake Covers 'GQ' July 2013

Drake Covers 'GQ' July 2013

Drake is all smiles on the cover of GQ‘s July 2013 issue, on newsstands now!

The 26-year-old rapper opened up to the magazine about his fued with Chris Brown, love advice he’s received from Will Smith, and more!

On his feud with Chris Brown: “I don’t want my name to be synonymous with that guy’s name. I really don’t. I wish we could sit down, just like you and me are right now, and talk it out man-to-man. But that’s not going to happen. I’m not confrontational, but if someone challenges, I’m not going to back down. It’s embarrassing, the amount of media coverage. Two rappers fighting over the woman. He’s not even a rapper, but still, it’s the last way you want your name out there. It distracts from the music. But he’s made me the enemy, and that’s the way it’s gonna stay, I guess. If I think about it too much, I feel it wrapping around my foot, like I get a feeling it could end really badly.”

On advice he received from Will Smith: “I had lunch the other day with someone I extremely look up to. Okay – I had lunch with Will Smith, and listening to him talk, it made me think I don’t know what love is. 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. I’ve made a lot of music about love being the only thing I’m missing. I think this is the first album I’ve made saying, I’m okay. I’m enjoying it right now. Maybe this is my time to grind it out, make a run for it and add some memories with my boys.”

On his future ambitions: “I feel this great responsibility to see how far can we take it, how out of reach can I set that bar for whoever comes after. While I’m here, I’m gonna keep pushing that bar higher and higher up and make you really work for it.”

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Photos: Mario Sorrenti / GQ
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  • what

    started from the bottom ?! loooooooooooooool :) i just cant. who is saying it next prince william?!

  • sky

    seriouly , this guys wants to give everyone the impression that he is much better than Chris brown. If he is much better than chris why does he keep bring up their fude in the press when he is suppose to be putting the spotlight on his work. What an egotistical idiot.

  • Putain

    I want him to murder my youknowwhat

  • J

    He’ll always be Jimmy from Degrassi to me.

  • Missy

    At least Drake doesn’t beat women…not to mention he’s much better looking. XO

  • zarahxx

    he’s better than chris

  • Nancy

    He doesn’t need to give the impression that he is better than Chris Brown — he IS better than Chris Brown.

    I used to enjoy Chris Brown’s music, but it’s beyond disappointing that not only does he physically abuse his girlfriend, he actually doesn’t seem sorry. Saying that he likes being the person everyone hates certainly doesn’t help.

  • see

    in a world full of jay z, kanye, chris brown, weezy, and all those others mostly music business ugly freaks of black men, it is nice to see ONE that can be called attractive, good looking, ONE . Drake.

  • Mkhay

    Chris Brown is a baby so anyone is better than him.

  • Ben

    @see: “ugly freaks of black men, it is nice to see ONE that can be called attractive, good looking, ONE . Drake.” This is just in so many ways wrong. Your statement is racist and not true. How in the hell is Drake good looking???? Damn his eyebrows are just laughable :)

  • Sarah

    @Ben: Cosign. He is not good looking. But he makes good music.

  • British Latin American

    @Ben: Maybe Drake’s eyebrows are laughable, but if you think any of those men are attractive you are the one who is plain wrong.

  • Miss nadal

    Drake is ugly and I hate his music