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Drake Covers Paper Mag And Wants To Play President Obama

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Drake's on the cover of Paper Magazine where he discussed his music, negativity, and President Obama. His interview plus pics when you read on....

 

 

Drake answered several questions on topics from negative blogs commentators and overexposure to keeping calm.

 

On his music drawing fans instead of his looks:


"It’s funny — the thing that I hear the least is ‘Drake makes bad music.’ People always have something to say about the way I look or the way I dress. People nitpick at my physical appearance more than my music, which is fine with me because when I look in the mirror, I know I’m not an unattractive person"

 

On playing President Obama:

"I hope somebody makes a movie about Obama’s life soon because I could play him. That’s the goal [laughs]. I watch all the addresses. Anytime I see him on TV, I don’t change the channel, I definitely pay attention and listen to the inflections of his voice. If you ask anyone who knows me, I’m pretty good at impressions. Slowly but surely, I’m not in the study mode because nobody’s called me about anything, but I just pay attention so when the day comes I’m not scrambling to learn how to speak like him. I want to be involved in great film projects. I don’t want to do the basketball movie that everyone does. I don’t want to do the typical black film that everyone expects. I think that I have enough experience to actually be involved in a real meaty project full of substance."

 

On keeping calm:

"I wake up and I’m scared to flip my phone over because I don’t know what songs have leaked or what some girl has said what about me. I don’t let it show because I care too much about the people around me and I need them to feel like I’m solid. No matter how much I may be going crazy inside, I always keep my composure for the sake of the people around me"

 

On negative blog comments: 

"I definitely haven’t said this before, but I stopped going on a computer. I have a problem where if I go read a hundred positive things about me and there’s one guy in there who says ‘I hate Drake’ that’s the one I pay attention to. I think that’s a common problem. Negativity hurts us more than positivity helps us. I asked about 10 or 20 people around me, ‘When’s the last time you went on a website and commented on something, like a song dropped and you went on and said, ‘That song is hot’ or ‘That song is terrible?’ And everyone I asked around me, whose opinions I respect, the people I love, were like, ‘I’ve never done that before.’ And these are all level-headed, intelligent people whose opinion I respect, so I just started saying to myself, ‘It takes a certain type of individual to really participate in a group discussion about someone else, especially if they’re going super hard with consistent hate."

 

Drake's 'Thank Me Later' sold 450k in it's first week. He's working on a new mixtape called 'No More Thank You's' and his second album entitled 'Moments'.

 

Thoughts?

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Evrything this guy does is

Evrything this guy does is frekin amazing...he couldnt make a bad song even if he tried
Doooood's picture

lol..yall are the reason why

lol..yall are the reason why these celebs steer clear of the internet..u people are so sour..n full of hate..OBVIOUSLY Drake is doing SOMETHING right since his album is doing so well despite it being leaked..yall still wanna read his articles n see wut he has to say..and he makin young mula baby n yall ain got that..u guys need to realise these people dont ask ur opinion to do wut they do so yall need to quit acting like yall run shit..its understandably that yall dont like him for wutever reason but if thas the case then why the hell are u here on his post? i dunno but i try to keep away from ppl i dont like
VeryOpinionated's picture

There's something special

There's something special about this one.
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alen's picture

im sorry but hell no to drake

im sorry but hell no to drake playing obama !!! i've seen degrassi and that should explain it all!! and drake he’s intelligent that's for sure and his music is alright doesn’t change my life or anything like that lol but i feel like he comes of a little arrogant, that’s just my opinion then again i dont know the guy so i could be wrong but w/e... but drake plss don’t even think about playing Obama that’s just rude lol
Bbrazil's picture

i love drake...thats my

i love drake...thats my baby!!! he looks so sexy in this mag!! i love everything about him!!! his music is the best!!! go baby go!! love you and cant wait to see you again!!! MUAH
breezy's picture

i agree....positivity is

i agree....positivity is key...
Anonymous's picture

DRAKE IS SO PLAYED OUT. HE

DRAKE IS SO PLAYED OUT. HE GOT BIG EYEBROWS THAT SOMEONE NEEDS TO SERIOUSLY TRIM. I AM CONFUSED ABOUT IS HE A RAPPER OR SINGER, SWAG OR HOOD DRESSED IN BLACK. CAN'T QUITE GRASP WHAT HE IS SELLING UNLIKE TREY SONGS.
Anonymous's picture

WHAT DOES HIS APPERENCE HAVE

WHAT DOES HIS APPERENCE HAVE TO DO WITH HIS MUSIC.... THATS WHAT PEOPLE DON'T UNDERSTAND THESE DAYS WTF
Anonymous's picture

Drake and Trey are in two

Drake and Trey are in two different catagories, people are scared of what they dont understand, not only is Drake humble, but he is level headed, and talented. your a hater, the man just said he knows he is not attractive...and you take shots at his eyebrows. what a dork you are.....
Anonymous's picture

Before you correct someone

Before you correct someone make sure you read the right thing. he said he knows "he's not UNattractive" And to the comment above you're just lame for picking on Drake. I'm not a Drake fan but I do respect him if you have nothing good to say don't say anything especially about something as insignificant as eyebrows. Thats just being malicious...
All Smiles's picture

OH YEAH, AND LETS NOT FORGET

OH YEAH, AND LETS NOT FORGET HIS MOMMA IS WHITE. THE INDUSTRY LOVES THE INTERRACIAL FOLKS.
Anonymous's picture

Drake is cool. I like him.

Drake is cool. I like him. But i HATE, HATE, HATE these booty ads on the side of the stories. Do something about them NOW please.
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THIS BOY IS SO FULL OF

THIS BOY IS SO FULL OF HIMSELF... I WAS ACTUALLY THINKING BOUT GOIN 2 HIS CONCERT, BUT BY THE WAY HE TALKS ABOUT THE "COMMON MAN" MAKES ME SICK I.E. INFERRING THAT PPL WHO LEAVE COMMENTS ABOUT AN ARTIST WHETHER GOOD OR BAD, ARE ON A LOWER INTELLIGENCE LEVEL. SCREW U!! BITCH, YOU MAKE MUSIC FOR ME TO BOB MY DAMN HEAD TO!! BASICALLY UR SERVING ME!!! HAHAHA AND NOW IM NOT GONNA SUPPORT UR COCKY ASS BY GOING TO UR CONCERT!!
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aerherha's picture

UGLY!!!! I HATE DRAKE!!! CANT

UGLY!!!! I HATE DRAKE!!! CANT STAND HIM!!!! GO AWAY NOW!!!!
Anonymous's picture

First off I like his music. I

First off I like his music. I don't care where he started but let me say this - if anyone gives him a Barack Obama role - I won't be watching that ish. I mean come on they need a near perfect look-a-like person & that includes skin complexion - boy go sit down with your brown azz - Barack is dark skin. Now I understand his need for serious roles - he's already a veteran in acting but Please "Just SAY NO TO A BARRACK STORY" for him HOLLYWOOD please I'm begging you.
Hibiscus Rose's picture

I like what he has to say.

I like what he has to say. And its funny that people still take the energy to type something negative. When its unnecessary.
crissy's picture

I agree...all these

I agree...all these HATERS....when some one is doing their thing there's always haters trying to bring them down....
Anonymous's picture

why are ppl so gott-damn

why are ppl so gott-damn negative? jeez why ppl gotta put down his looks and stuff? that is sooo juvenile. did he personally do something to offend you? i personally am glad to hear a well spoken intelligent black or partially black or whatever you wanna call it, (hes black) rapper for once whos not constantly high. lets talk about positives in him, not push out negatives like we often do.
peace nd love <3's picture

I think Drake is very

I think Drake is very talented and I've loved his music since I randomly came across his page on Myspace. Ever since then, I've had a sort of love affair with his music. It's the type of music that touched me in a way that other artists' have not. He just seems so real to me. I respect his flow and his honesty.
Anonymous's picture

I LOVE DRAKE!!!!!!! He is an

I LOVE DRAKE!!!!!!! He is an incredibly gifted person! He's not a typical rapper, he's very unique and intelligent. I love how he said "It takes a certain type of individual to really participate in a group discussion about someone else, especially if they’re going super hard with consistent hate." I think that's so true! I am shocked and appalled at the hatred on some of these blogs. He is a black man working hard to achieve his dream and I admire that. I also think he is very cute and everyone calling him ugly knows that he is not, they're just being mean and spiteful because he's so popular because whenever a person is put on a pedal stool, haters will throw as many stones as possible. I hope this comment somehow gets to Drake, and I want him to know the ones that matter Love you and as long as you stay grounded, Keep GOD first, and work hard, you will only get more and more successful. Great interveiw, keep changing the rap game please! Your music is real.
REAL's picture

like i said in my previous

like i said in my previous statement, he is and sound different than anyone out there, he has my attention, and I will always be a fan, people fear what they dont understand.
Anonymous's picture

he needs to get back into

he needs to get back into acting.. NO DEGRASSI!!! that show fell off hard, since the older acts left.
Miss GQ's picture

Oh I fuxxx with Drake all day

Oh I fuxxx with Drake all day everyday! *Do Right And Kill Everything*...but I have to agree with some others...I would rather see Mr. Smith playing Obama anyday
Ms. Shut It Down's picture

...making sure they get all

...making sure they get all the "good" sides.. hahahaha... LOL! I find Blog comments to be quite funny, celebs shouldn't take it too seriously, if someone feels a certain hatred towards you, then... ehem. Anyway, I want to see this guy acting again, now that I wanna see.
Yas's picture

I would have to agree some

I would have to agree some people spend so much time being so negative about people in the public eye. It makes you wonder about what internal issues they maybe going through that makes them that way.
MyPerspective's picture

I think Tasha Smith should

I think Tasha Smith should play Michelle Obama.
Andi B.'s picture

Love drake! Love his

Love drake! Love his album...he has a different style which is what I admire about him...he's not trying to be you average rapper! ..sometimes different is Good! :0
brion1982's picture

I think Will Smith has that

I think Will Smith has that part on lock down Drake. Maybe you can do the small screen version.
Andi B.'s picture

I love me some Drake, but Ive

I love me some Drake, but Ive seen him on Degrassi he's not a good actor lol
miss infamous's picture

Byonce' no acting ass better

Byonce' no acting ass better not even think about playing Michelle. Will or Obama and Haja for Michelle
Anonymous's picture

I absolutely adore him---

I absolutely adore him--- finally an intelligent rapper!
Gdubya's picture

is alright

is alright
babi's picture

I like Drake, but sometimes I

I like Drake, but sometimes I feel like his sound doesn't fit on certain things, too soft. But I do love his attitude, he's bright, and you cannot say the man's not talented. He's grown on me.
The Truth's picture

DRAKE IS

DRAKE IS SPECIAL................DELUSIONAL IF HE THINKS HE CAN PLAY OBAMA.
NEGRO PLEASE's picture

His second album is not

His second album is not titled "Moments".....it's titled "Precious Moments".....get it right Tasha...LMAO
cosmanot's picture

Aw hell-I meant to start my

Aw hell-I meant to start my last comment with I like Drake cuz he can rap & sing--I eff'd up with that 'insert' key. Bottom line--that's my dude.
Godiva's picture

there isn't anything

there isn't anything particularly educated about the way he spoke, most of the interviews tasha's post read the damn same lol stop giving him so much credit, ride his dick if u want but don't insult our intelligence, thank me later ahahahaahah
Anonymous's picture

I like Drake far and sing.

I like Drake far and sing. 2-because he's not petty-you never hear him dissing or criticizing anybody. He's absolutely right when he says that negativity hurts us and that only warped minds say negative b.s. online. 3-He is INTELLIGENT! When you hear him speak you can tell that he's a smart, well-rounded and respectful dude. Being of mixed race and from a different country is an asset to him. I still can't believe how well he played that corny role on DeGrassi--knowing all along his rap skillz and word-play would take us all by storm. Much love to you Drake-I wish you much success.
Godiva's picture

what does being of mixed race

what does being of mixed race have to do with anything? We're all "mixed race"!
Anonymous's picture

1. I watched Degrassi. Drake

1. I watched Degrassi. Drake is an TERRIBLE actor. He should really stick w/ rapping 2. I don't want his pound puppy looking butt play President. I know there are more actors than Will Smith, but like Michelle Obama, I think he'd be a good candidated.
NikNak's picture

totally agree Will would nail

totally agree Will would nail that.
Anonymous's picture

Drake is not even American -

Drake is not even American - there are talented African American actors that could play Obama.
Anonymous's picture

Drake is the shit!!! Love his

Drake is the shit!!! Love his music, his level head, his ambition...with coaching, he could definitely play the role of Obama. Who would play Michelle? Nia Long???
Anonymous's picture

What he said about Obama was

What he said about Obama was nice. But can he really portray him?
Ayeisha's picture

He's actually a pretty good

He's actually a pretty good actor. I like Drake....I think it's his energy.
dee's picture

drake is mah dude!

drake is mah dude!
holla06's picture

I like Drake. He looks like

I like Drake. He looks like a man should. Drake, please do not follow these other "guys" and start with the ear piercing, tatoos and foul language.
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