News: Drake Doesn't Like Paparazzi Photos, "I Always End Up Looking So Stupid"
Tuesday, May 11, 2010 5:55PM
Young Money's Drake has revealed that he typically does not like the poses he gets caught in when photographers take his pictures in public.
Drake also addressed how he handles the public's criticism of himself.
"I always get caught in the worst, most unphotogenic poses ever," he said in an interview. "Now people follow me with cameras and are just clicking away and I always feel like I just look mad different in pictures. I hate seeing pictures of myself online when I'm leaving a spot or whatever; I just always get caught laughing 'cause I'm always outside making jokes or whatever with the people, but I always end up looking so stupid like that's the sh*t that I'm always like, "Man, I wish that didn't happen," you know? But as for people's opinions and sh*t like that, it's all good. That's what's going to happen. You know people are entitled to their opinion and it takes a certain type of individual to really come online and give their opinion of your music, positive or negative. I don't know if you do it, but I can't say I've ever gone online and posted underneath someone's song, and be like, 'Dope song, son.' Or, 'That sh*t is wack.' I've never done that before. It's just a certain community of people that really feel like that's their outlet and I know that me and my friends aren't any of them so I don't know who those people are and I can't really take their opinion too close to heart just because I'm not really sure what those people are made of and if their opinion's even valid so I just kind of keep it moving." (XXL Mag)
Game recently talked about copying Dr. Dre's camera pose.
"I used to always wonder why [Dr. Dre] would make one face [during photo shoots]. He wouldn't change it. He wouldn't smile. He wouldn't turn profile. It [would] just be straight on. If you saw Dr. Dre in pictures, it's always straight up. It's the same facial expression. And I asked, 'Yo, why do you do that?' and he said, 'It's the only way I like to see myself ... When the magazine cover comes back or the album comes back and when someone is taking pictures and I see it, it's the only way I like to see myself.' You think [Dre is] being rude, but he just knows. So after that, you know, if I don't feel comfortable doing it, I'm not doing it. And, at the end of day, I have to be happy with it. I mean, the photographer's taking pictures, you guys got a magazine to sell, but I've gotta be comfortable with who I am." (Rolling Out Magazine)
Last month, Drake spoke on remaining relevant in hip-hop.
"I think between myself and Lil Wayne, we make timeless music," Drake explained in an interview. "So I know it'll last for a while and when the time is right, I'll definitely go back into acting, it's a passion of mine...I'm still learning, my vulnerability and my music is key. And that's what's gonna keep me humble and keep me grounded and keep me proud to be here, grateful to be here, proud to be Canadian, all those things. I think it's so important to me...I think my music is very personal, I think I say things in my music that mean a lot to me but to a certain audience, it's not what they want to hear." (Vancouver Observer)
Next month, Drake will be headlining New York radio station Hot 97's Summer Jam concert.
It's that time of the year again, folks. This afternoon, Hot 97 announced the line up for their annual Summer Jam concert. The event takes place June 6th at the newly built Meadowlands Arena in New Jersey. Not sure as to the headlining act is, butGucci Mane will be in attendance. Artists include: Drake, Trey Songz, Ludacris, Juelz Santana, Nicki Minaj, Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek, DJ Khaled & Friends and Usher. (Rap Radar)
Check out a recent Drake interview below: