Sunday, April 8, 2012

Take Care with that Codeine, Drake

I like Drake, I won't lie, but this man is an idiot.  You do drugs?  Great. Whatever. What's new?  But don't be boasting about it in an interview.  Ya, you say you do it "within moderation" but I don't think Whitney Houston thought 20 years ago that her recreational and "moderate" drug habit to ease "the overwhelming stress" would lead to her lying dead in a bathtub.  Insert Michael Jackson here too.

Next thing Drake gonna be shooting whatever Mr. Boogie Man is and start wearing green uggs.

Here's the excerpt:

Far from an R&B loverman (there was also once some kind of romance with Rihanna), Drake undercuts his every boast with a melancholy that is eminently seductive. He even talks, in We'll Be Fine, about suicide. "I say: 'Never thoughts of suicide, I'm too alive,'" he points out, but even to mention the subject in a song, considering his wealth and fame, is strange. "Yeah, I know," he says, "because you get artists in this position who go crazy and don't know how to handle it. There are people who have killed themselves. There's the overwhelming stress, how tired you are, the weight on your shoulders of going out here and giving 18,000 people entertainment ... It's a lot of pressure."

How do you handle it? Drugs?

"Have I sipped codeine before?" he asks for me. "Yeah, of course. Have I smoked weed? Yes. Do I drink wine? Yes. But do I do it excessively? No. I'm not a reckless guy. I do it all within moderation. I'm not into drugs." He realises what he has just said, and bursts out laughing, as do his crew. "I mean any outside the ones I just mentioned."


  1. Even with the blog title, I read it as "cocaine" in the interview. He must be trying to downplay his own coolness... video about his bar mitzvah bash and now over the counter painkillers?

  2. Who knows what he's trying to do. Man needs to get back his "Wheelchair Jimmy" role and start acting again.