‘To have anyone of any significance in our lives that we can look up to there will be things that we must look past,’ he writes.
Drake may be signed to Lil Wayne’s label, but he seems to be taking more than a few cues from his mentor Kanye West. Case in point: Thursday, Drake took to his personal blog to get something off his chest. In the post, he contemplated how odd his particular brand of fame is and also defended his decision to release his So Far Gone mixtape as a CD.
“People often ask me the craziest part about becoming ‘famous’ and I’ve never had an answer until yesterday,” he wrote. “You’ll spend half of your time defending yourself and the other half trying to stay sane resulting in you being forced to find time to be creative.”
He also openly wonders if the “cyber world of instantaneous information” will ever again yield the sort of rap star who will be able to maintain his image. “I am just urging a generation to understand that in order to have anyone of any significance in our lives that we can look up to there will be things that we must look past,” he wrote, likely responding to the rumors floating around the Internet that he’s gay.
In the post, Drake defended the forthcoming release of his mixtape So Far Gone, which was previously available for free. “I am only releasing this EP so that everyone involved in the project can hold a physical copy of the CD in their hands and see it in the store,” he wrote. “If you got it for free and want to keep it that way then by all means I urge you to.”
Drake is currently at his home outside Toronto where he is working on his upcoming full-length debut Thank Me Later and awaiting surgery on his knee, which he injured while on Lil Wayne’s America’s Most Wanted tour.