News: Drake On Fake Rumors: "When You Look At Something Like I Was Smashing Wayne's Girl, It's Evidently A Ploy"
Saturday, Dec 4, 2010 11:00AM
Young Money's Drake has discussed his issues with blog sites reporting misinformation and how he manages to not allow fake rumors to upset him.
Drizzy believes some false rumors should be obvious to detect and see through.
"I'm a very open, honest person," Drake said in an interview. "I think people that listen to my music know that about me and if there's ever something to address I always deal with it head on whether it be through my music or talking to the person and I think that's been pretty evident. I've been very candid about certain situations that are real. It's always better to not say anything. When you look at something like 'oh yeah me and [Lil] Wayne got into a fight or yeah ok I was smashing Wayne's girl.' It's evidently a ploy from whomever or whatever to try to stir up something when they have nothing real." (Global Grind)
The rapper also admitted to being shocked by the accuracy of some rumors.
"I'll be honest with you, some of these gossip sites, it's scary how accurate they actually might be or are. Sometimes they really have real things to report - first. But then there's other times it's just a slow day. I usually pop up on the slow days, to be honest with you, cause they say some shit and I have to say where did you even get that from...It's always been a challenge for an artist, it used to be Wendy Williams digging into you on the radio or Star & Buck. That's what the artist had to deal with years ago. That was their issue. Now as an artist, you have these media outlets that I won't even name because I don't even wanna give them shine - as if you never heard of them - you've got these outlets that truly pride themselves on trying to tear down artists and they sort of sprinkle some positivity in there so they don't look completely and utterly disgusting but it's like, yeah man, they spend their lives trying to tear down new artists and it kills me. One thing that kills me about my generation is how everyone is afraid to express themselves because of certain people." (Global Grind)
Last month, there were rumors claiming Drake and Lil Wayne had gotten into a physical altercation.
The entire incident reportedly happened following a weekend concert in Las Vegas that marked the finale of Drake's tour. Rumors started swirling earlier today that Lil Wayne punched the star to discipline Drake for not giving him the proper attention while he was in jail. Drake has a history of stirring up trouble and laying it to rest via his Twitter page. In September, Drake posted a joke that he had married Nicki Minaj that set off an Internet firestorm of rumors. (Babble News)
Following the gossip, Drake hopped on Twitter to derail any negative speculation.
"You got the story wrong...Lil Wayne punched me in my arm cause he saw a VW beetle pass by...haaa...YM Forever," Drake tweeted Saturday (November 13). (Drake's Twitter)
Check out some recent footage of Drake below: