Drake Talks Jamie Xx, Rita Ora And Being Able To Appeal To Both Men And Women
During his recent visit to the UK, Drake spoke with Kiss FM about wanting to make some more music with Jamie xx – who produced his new single, 'Take Care' – why he feels that his music is able to connect with both men and women, and the rapper also opens up about his close friendship with Roc Nation’s London-based artist, Rita Ora...
Speaking on how he’s able to appeal to both sexes, Drizzy said: "There are some people who aren’t comfortable in their own skin, so they kinda lash out at other people who are. I think for the majority of men, there’s a mutual respect when you see another dude who’s doing his thing, who’s getting girls, who’s doing a great job at getting money, and he’s doing it all by being himself."
Plans for the next album? "I’m sort of at that place where I’m collecting beats. I recently did some work with 2 Chainz. I really want [Jamie xx] to have a big presence on this next album. [Noah "40" Shebib] is back home working on an incredible project. I can’t wait to get back there and work with him."
Discussing his friendship with Rita Ora, the Young Money star said: "One of the greatest gifts I ever received in my whole life—I wear it every day—is this ring right here. They tried to talk about this ring the other day and say I got married to somebody, which I didn’t. Rita actually gave me this ring. We’re dear friends. 'R.I.P.' is a song that I originally wrote for Rihanna. Rihanna actually didn’t take the song. I think it was for [Loud] and Rita expressed interest in it and anything I can do for Rita, I will do."
Words: Liz Black
Online editing: Joseph 'JP' Patterson (@Jpizzledizzle)