Drake Says A Chris Brown Sit-Down Is "Not Going To Happen"

Drake also explains to "GQ" magazine how he's "living the truth" in his "Started From The Bottom" single.

Drake is the cover subject of the July 2013 issue of GQ magazine. In the story, reportedly named "How To Drake It In America," the YMCMB artist discusses Chris Brown, with whom he reportedly brawled in New York in June 2012. The two artists were supposedly bickering over Rihanna, whom they have both dated. In March, Brown dissed Drake on Young Jeezy's "RIP" remix

"I hear he has everything he could want now," Drake says of Brown in the interview. "I don't want my name to be synonymous with that guy's name. I really don't. I wish we could sit down just like you and me are right now, and talk it out man-to-man. But that's not going to happen. I'm not confrontational, but if someone challenges, I'm not going to back down. If I think about it too much, I feel it wrapping around my foot, like I get a feeling it could end really badly...Like, it gets really dark."

Photo by Mario Sorrenti for GQ.

Elsewhere in the GQ interview, Drake does not give a release date for his forthcoming Nothing Was The Same album, which will likely feature the single "Started From The Bottom." "I think a lot of people wish their favorite rapper wrote it—as if a song like that should be gangster—but I was the one who wrote it, and everyone has their bottom," Drake says of the single. "As for my whole story, I wouldn't change a thing. I've told bits and pieces of it—and I'll tell more. Maybe because I had friends who grew up in the hood, I could have acted like I had, too, and perpetrated a different lifestyle, and it would be eating away at me because it wouldn't be the truth. I'm actually here in front of you living the truth. I wake up int he morning and my heart is light, man. It's not heavy. I don't have skeletons in the closet on their way out. This is my real age, my real name, my real past, and I'm good with that."

In February, Drake wrote on his October's Very Own blog that people have tried to make up stories about his background since they didn't have enough information about it. "My family and my second family (consisting of the best friends anybody could ever have) all struggled and worked extremely hard to make all this happen," Drake wrote. 

In an exclusive interview with HipHopDX in March, producer Boi-1da said that he and Drake worked in a rat-infested studio, among other things, during the beginning of their careers. 

Editor's Note: At GQ's request, this story, published yesterday afternoon, was removed until made available by the publication online today. The magazine has separately published Drake's 2013 GQ photo-shoot.

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50 Comments

  • Anonymous

    Started in the closet now he queer.

  • Akim

    drake grow up in a rich home thats cool.i wish we all grow up like that but it is not so u cannot hate him for that.i know onething Chris Brown will fuck him up that much i know

  • Anonymous

    honestly Drake is a faggot. I would kick the shit out of him

  • GBtha G

    Drake doin his thang.have u paid yo fuckin bills yall muthafuckaz???? stop being judgemental its human foolishness.

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  • sxxx9

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  • Anonymous

    he looking like a huge fucking faggot in those pictures i gotta say no homo just for clicking this article yeah yeah he got more bitches and money than i will ever have but i dont care he looks like a gay

  • zxsss4

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H28uibSLdfg

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45D55h0DGNo

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  • Bobyahed2dis

    This is a big move for Drake and Hip Hop. Drake is the face of the genre and I think he puts it in the best limelight with non followers, Chris Brown is totally not on his level and he's an ashy dope fiend who beats queers and homosexuals. Drake only beats women's pussies up!! Yolo!

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  • its loaded

    Drake been rich all his life 50 cent beanie sigel DMX started from the bottom. That track is good but he has no idea what the bottom really is

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  • Anonymous

    People say Drake can't fight, I'm guessing he's been using his money to get personal to do all kinds of shit, truth is, the Drake of now could probably kick your ass.

    • Anonymous

      I'm not he only gets a trainer to help him lift, I'm saying he could have a martial arts instructor, trained fighters are better than getting into a few street fights (mostly being when you're U-18)

    • Anonymous

      LOL okay hugh jackman is really wolverine too. all those muscles and hell still get dropped. drake is forever soft. beefing with chris brown proves that.

  • Anonymous

    drake is a homosexual. discussing his beef at large with GQ magazine. what a BOSS! god damn when are these faggots gonna wake up. drake is a child actor that grew up and switched roles to play a rapper. it's a circus out here. nice pants though drake. white and tight. like a faggot.

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  • killer nurse

    do u have dryer eyesss

  • wiz

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  • wiz

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  • zxsss4

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  • imho

    ppl have their bottoms but its different for everyone.. lower class has a worse bottom than middle class and noone can identify with rich millionair bullshit kanye west probs who just wants pity and ppl to feel sorry for his dumb ass. but middle class issues are 10 times easier to deal w then lower class issues..and thats drake started from middle class to the high class

  • Roll Tide

    In an exclusive interview with HipHopDX in March, producer Boi-1da said that he and Drake worked in a rat-infested studio, among other things, during the beginning of their careers. He worked somewhere that had rats. Seriously, that's his "bottom"

  • Cashaholic

    Everybody knows this cat is softer than a fresh baked cookie. Drop the tough guy act.

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  • Anonymous

    This dude Drake is gonna fizzle away pretty soon...i think hip hop is turning a tide

  • JASONNN

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCGNTO0qaVc

  • Not Impressed

    Why is this corny, canadian, rapper always trying to act tough??? His past is all over the internet. He used to live in a big ass house, in a big ass suburb in Canada with his mother, on a popular kids soap opera...His only problem and struggle in life was not getting a tuna sandwich. Now we're supposed to believe he's some tough guy, super thug? Black gloves and goons all in the video, "Fuck around make me catch a body", "su wuu to the bangers" "don't do it", "If I think about it too much, I feel it wrapping around my foot, like I get a feeling it could end really badly" Are you serious?? I would to love to see someone beat the shit out of this cornball one day..He needs to be woken up from his gangster fantasies..He's been listening to way too much rap music. I'm not impressed by this idiot's tough guy act.

  • Anonymous

    he knows he aint start at the bottom of shit fuck outta here with that "everyne has their bottom" bullshit

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    also at the wiz. drakes new album called 'i act like im shy but at nite i get white people and trick em only at the wizzz.

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    check out don viteos new rock album called 'i call mixed people horses" with songs titled ra rowww ft rev run and jay z. and " i pretend to be dumb but at nite ill get ya. at the wizzz.

  • What

    all the niggas need to listen to a old school rapper name NINE, his sound call Lying King, all these nigga are fake wanna be gangster, that need to kiss and a hug

  • Anonymous

    fuck both pussy ass rnb singers

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