During Thursday’s 67 minute interview with Zane Lowe, the 6 God discussed the making of the album, working with Future on What A Time To Be Alive, Toronto’s music scene, thoughts on The Weeknd’s success, the status of his relationship with Nicki Minaj, Birdman vs. Lil’ Wayne, new artists from Toronto (Tory Lanez) subliminally dissing him, acting plans, family, and much more.


Drake on “Pop Style” with The Throne:
“Jay didn’t really do a verse. Really ‘Ye just sent it to me like that. Jay just did my first few lines for me, people want to hear Jay rap.”

“I’ve expressed my admiration and respect for Jay countless times. Sometimes we just fall on opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to the rap world.”

On releasing more music this summer:
“I got other songs I got this summer. By the time I get to the tour, I’m going to have a whole arsenal of songs that don’t even have to do with VIEWS.”

Drake on Nicki Minaj, Lil’ Wayne vs. Birdman:
“I don’t really talk to Nicki. [She’s] another person I have a lot of love for, a lot of respect to her and the past and what we built. I understand what love is and I understand a personal situation. She dealt with me how I would expect her to, with class. I would do the same you know. There were times I was sitting there, waiting to see, you know…how deep is your love? I have respect for Nicki but unfortunately we haven’t spoken.”

“I’m just a person who is grateful for all the names you mentioned. It’s tough to watch, I have a mutual respect for both guys [Lil’ Wayne and Birdman] and pray every day that it gets worked out that we’ll find an amicable place.”