Although much of Drake’s initial buzz was built via the Internet, the Take Care rapper is not a huge fan of social media networks such as Tumblr and Twitter. In his cover story for this month’s issue of The Source, Drake opens up about his disdain for some aspects of social media, explaining that fans--or, more accurately, detractors--often use the anonymity to be venomous.
“I’m really scared for my generation, you know. The thing that scares me most is Tumblr,” Drake began. “I hate what Tumblr has become. It reminds me of those clique-y girls in high school that used to make fun of everyone else and define what was cool, but in five years, when you all graduate, that sh-- doesn’t matter.”
“No one gives a f---about that sh—,” he continued. “Instead of kids going out and making their own moments, they’re just taking these images and living vicariously through other people’s moments. It just kills me. Then you’ll meet them and they’re just the biggest turkey in the world. They don’t actually embody any of those things. They just emulate. It’s scary man, simulation life that we’re living. It scares me.”
Drake’s experience on Twitter hasn’t been all roses either. “I remember the day my mom was getting surgery and someone came on Twitter and they were like, ‘Yo, Drake, I hope your mom dies.’ You don’t really mean that,” Drake shared. “Like, you know you’re going to see something bad. Out of 1000 compliments, it’s so crazy. It’s basically, like, when you used to sit there as a kid, and want to know what everyone is thinking. That’s your superpower. [Twitter is] knowing what everyone is thinking.”
Drake’s sophomore album Take Care will be released on November 15.