Although he’s got plenty of females who’d love to be by his side, it turns out rapper Drake is a lonely guy who’s healing from the pain of past relationships, including his short-lived romance with Rihanna.
“I was hurt because I started to slowly realize what it was. I guess I thought it was more. That was the first girl with any fame that paid me any mind,” Drake told Elle in reference to Rihanna.
“At the time it hurt, but she didn’t mean to,” he said, unwilling to place the blame for his heartbreak on her shoulders.
“You spend days reading about this person in the magazines. All of a sudden you have this No. 1 song and you’re at some birthday party and there she is… That’s just how it happened,” he said.
Drake, who admitted that he once filled emotional voids with sex, is now looking for a monogamous relationship.
“There was a point where I felt like I needed to keep the company of a woman every night,” said the “Marvin’s Room” singer. However, that sort of interaction with the fairer sex has become a bit empty for him now.
“The 15 or 20 seconds after a man reaches his climax is the realest moment he’ll ever have in his life. And if you happen to be with somebody that isn’t someone you want to converse with, you start feeling like, I wish I was just here watching ‘True Blood’ by myself,” he said.
So, why hasn’t Drake found “the one”?
It seems trust is a big issue.
“When you have a woman in your life and you’re telling her, ‘I’m in New York working on my album,’ and you’re actually in New York working on your album, but [the media are reporting] you’re in the Bahamas with so-and-so, it’s hard for her to believe,” Drake explained. “I’ve had women lash out based off the fact that they think I’m lying when I’m not.”
However, he’s not given up on love, and it doesn’t seem he’s quite given up on crush, Nicki Minaj.
“I’d marry Nicki. I think Nicki would be one of the only people that would understand me at the end of all this and be able to love me,” he said.
—Tracy L. Scott
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