Although Drake’s Nothing Was The Same just hit shelves yesterday, fans have been talking about the album ever since it leaked two weeks ago. One particular verse from the album has fans buzzing about Drake and his friendship with his Young Money crush Nicki Minaj, with whom he claims he had a rift for some time. Now, Drake is opening up about the controversial verse and claiming he’s fixed his friendship with Minaj.
On the album’s lead track, “Tuscan Leather,” Drake raps, “I gotta stay with the family/ Not even talkin’ to Nicki / Communication is breakin’ / I dropped the ball on some personal s—, I need to embrace it / I’m honest. I make mistakes. I’d be the second to admit it / Think that’s why I need her in my life, to check me when I’m trippin’.”
However, in a recent interview with Los Angeles radio station Power 106, Drake revealed that his relationship with Minaj has improved since he recorded the candid song.
“The album is a journey, so the first song is not where I’m am in my life right now,” Drake said during the Power 106 interview. “I started this album a year and a half ago, and it did go in chronological order, for the most part. That song kind of picks up at an earlier point in my life. I had done something that I had to just reevaluate and fix. We’re good. We definitely spoke. I saw her the other night. It was all love.
Back in July, amid rumors of a rift between Drake and Young Money, Minaj revealed that things were unstable between Drake and the rest of his YMCMB family. But Drake claims that chapter is done and although he’s airing a bit of their dirty laundry, he claims that it’s all for the sake of his art and not to stir up anymore drama.
“I choose to express personal things in my music and I don’t ever do it with malice,” Drake said. “I hope that when she hears that line, she understands that what I’m saying is that she’s necessary in my life and that I care about her. It’s never with bad intentions. I did express that, and I did also fix that, which I’m happy about.”
Well, we’re glad that Young Money’s most intriguing Bonnie and Clyde pair are back on good terms and, hopefully, we’ll see them get back to making music and making flirty moments together again.
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