Drake isn’t really feeling all these different social networks. Actually, they scare him a little!
While being a celebrity today pretty much means having a presence on Facebook, Twitter and any other site where you share bits of yourself, the Take Care rapper admitted to The Source that he’s concerned about what living your life online really means for kids today.
“I’m really scared for my generation, you know. The thing that scares me most is Tumblr," he admitted. "I hate what Tumblr has become. Because it like, it reminds me of those clique-y girls in high school that used to make fun of everyone else and define what was cool, but in five years, when you all graduate, that sh*t doesn’t matter."
What really gets under his skin is that people can create a whole persona for themselves on Tumblr, simply by reposting content they find appealing. That doesn’t really speak to who they actually are. Instead, Drake would rather see users unplug and get a life of their own.
"Instead of kids going out and making their own moments, they’re just taking these images and living vicariously through other people’s moments," said Drake. "It just kills me. Then you’ll meet them and they’re just the biggest turkey in the world. They don’t actually embody any of those things. They just emulate. It’s scary, man, [this] simulation life that we’re living. It scares me.”
Drake is not too crazy about Twitter, either, after some rather unkind comments about his mother were tweeted.
“I’ll tell you, my biggest thing was, I remember, it was on Twitter. I remember the day my mom was getting surgery and someone came on Twitter and they were like, ‘Yo, Drake, I hope your mom dies.’ You don’t really mean that," he recalled, before acknowledging that harsh remarks are just par for the course online. "Like, you know you’re going to see something bad. Out of 1000 compliments, it’s so crazy."
But he said that through Twitter he is able to live out a childhood fantasy. It’s basically, like, when you used to sit there as a kid, and want to know what everyone is thinking. That’s your superpower. [Twitter is] knowing what everyone is thinking," Drake explained.
One thing that Drake didn’t share with his followers is that plans for his joint album with Lil Wayne have fallen through. As the Canadian lyricist put it, Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch the Throne took a little wind out of their sails.
So Drake and Weezy decided that their collaborative studio project should be put on hold indefinitely. “Me and Wayne scrapped the idea of a collaboration album. We just agreed that it would be looked upon as…It would be sort of this competition [with Watch the Throne]," Drake told XXLMag.com. "I feel like it would get caught in this whirlwind of hype. [Wayne] agreed.
But just because the Young Money rappers aren’t doing it now, doesn’t mean they’ll never link up for an album. Drake clarified "We just said, ‘If we do it, we’ll do it down the line. But right now is not the time.’”