Drake seems like a pretty cool guy. He's Canadian, his name is Aubrey, Amanda Bynes wants him to do unspeakable things to her, and he really rocked that wheelchair on Degrassi.
However, if there's one thing that's not all good in the rapper's life, it's his ongoing feud with Chris Brown. In a new interview with GQ, Drake opened up about his brawl with Breezy, and why he feels like it's not over yet.
“I don’t want my name to be synonymous with that guy’s name… I really don’t. I wish we could sit down, just like you and me are right now, and talk it out man-to-man," says Drake. "But that’s not going to happen. I’m not confrontational, but if someone challenges, I’m not going to back down."
But then the interview gets even more serious:
Still, none of it sits too well with Drake. "It's embarrassing, the amount of media coverage," he says. "Two rappers fighting over the woman. He's not even a rapper, but still, it's the last way you want your name out there. It distracts from the music. But he's made me the enemy, and that's the way it's gonna stay, I guess."
When I say he seems somewhat Zen about it now—after all the back-and-forth between them this past year, trading barbs on radio shows or blasting them out in song lyrics—he says, "If I think about it too much, I feel it wrapping around my foot, like I get a feeling it could end really badly."
I can't tell if he's worried for Rihanna's safety, whom he won't mention by name. Or about the lengths to which he thinks Brown might go to perpetuate the feud.
When I ask what he means exactly, he says, "Like, it gets really dark."
Then, in rare silence, he won't say more.
Chris and Drake, who got in a violent fight in NYC last summer (reportedly over Rihanna) have failed to bury the hatchet, and the potential outcome of their ongoing feud is weighing heavy on Drake's mind.