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It’s been said a million times before and it will be said a million times more, but fame changes everything. Young Money rap crooner, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Drake[/lastfm] sat down with the Wall Street Journal to talk about his latest album, the price of fame, and of course, the ladies.
One of the most interesting aspects of the interview was when Drake spoke on his relationship with his family. His estranged father spent a lot of time on the road as a drummer when drake was young so their relationship has always been strained. Since Drake’s stardom, he finds that sometimes his relationship with his father and other family members gets a little, daresay, awkward.
[photogallerylink id=132538 align=left]”It’s tough for me to accept how close everybody wants to be all of a sudden. Everybody wants to hang out and check on me. It makes me feel uncomfortable, even when it’s family. Especially when it’s family, because I know it wouldn’t be like that if I was still trying to figure it all out. The hellos and how you doings are always followed up by some request,” he tells WSJ. “‘I got this guy who wants to book you.’ ‘Can I get’ or ‘can you come.’ I’ve become a bit of a phone recluse. I avoid phone conversation with a lot of people. It’s frustrating.” I can only imagine.
While Drizzy doesn’t have to deal with his musical counterparts asking for money, he did comment on the competition that has arisen between them, “Initially the hands were all extended because it was like, ‘let’s pull this young kid up and see what he does.’ It’s different when people start viewing you at eye level. Yeah, I haven’t heard from certain people in forever. Nobody wants to go for drinks anymore,” Drake said. Luckily, he doesn’t take it to heart and undertsnad that it’s just the nature of the game. “But that’s okay,” he continues “That just lets me know that, without it being conflict, it’s still war out here. Everyone’s just trying to be the best.”
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[Source: Wall Street Journal]