The industry doesn’t just want guest verses from [artist id="1283198"]Drake[/artist], they want a piece of his pen game. A clip of an interview with that the hot-but-still-unsigned MC did recently in London was recently posted on DJ Semtex’s Web site. Drizzy was in the U.K. working with Rihanna on her new album.
“I’m actually writing for [artist id="1940303"]Rihanna[/artist] right now,” he told DJ Semtex. The Toronto native went on to reveal what should already be obvious: Life is pretty good for him these days.
“I guess I’m living a dream,” he said about his success thus far. “I enjoy a challenge. I’ve never in my mind felt like, ‘Oh, I could probably write something crazy for Rihanna.’ That wasn’t my first thought. But being put up to the task, we’re coming up with some special stuff. It’s crazy, man. All I could do is smile. It’s nice.”
When Semtex asked if he and Rihanna had anything going on besides work, Drake once again played if off with light laughter.
“Out here? Yeah, it’s just work. Me and Rihanna are just me and Rihanna. We’re cool and she’s great, man. She’s a great person, definitely.”
“Whatever,” Drake continued with a chuckle when asked about the rumors that the two of them were spied kissing at a New York bowling alley. Late last month, the New York Post published an item in its gossip column claiming that Drake and Rihanna were spied kissing all night at Lucky Strike Lanes and Lounge bowling alley. One of the paper’s spies was quoted as saying, “She was drinking whiskey and apple juice and making out with him all night. … They were really cute together.”
“We’re young, having fun and enjoying life. That’s all,” he said of the rumors.
In addition to being arguably the hottest unsigned artist out there right now, Drake played a high profile show in New York last week in front of an audience that featured heavyweights like Kanye West, Bun B, Talib Kweli, Ryan Leslie, Eminem tour DJ/producer Alchemist and executives from multiple record companies.