Drake has opened up about planning his first steps toward hanging up his mic and making a “graceful” exit from the music industry.
The 6 God recently sat down for a picturesque interview with Lil Yachty on the beach where he teased having retirement on his mind.
“I think I’m at the point now where I just wanna like — I feel like maybe we talked about this the other day. I feel like I’m kinda introducing the concept in my mind of a graceful exit,” he said in the first clip from their chat shared on Thursday (February 23).
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Once upon a time, Drake said he wanted to retire by 35 in the early stages of his career. However, that age came and went with the 6 God turning 37 later this year.
The OVO boss has been reluctant in recent years to embrace the idea of ever walking away from music and retirement talk.
Drake joined an episode of Nicki Minaj’s Queen Radio in August 2022 where he said he wasn’t ready to hang it up just yet.
“I’m not at that point where I even consider that being an option,” Drake explained to Nicki. “One of the best feelings I have in my life is completing a song or project. And by the way, those things are painful as well. A lot of nerves, a lot of confidence wavering.
“But I feel like I’m reaching a new level of fun. I’ve reached a new level of comfortability where I want to try things. Like this last album, I put out something I wanted to do to challenge myself.”
The rest of the interview with Lil Yachty arrives on Friday (February 24) in support of Lil Boat’s new sunglasses company, Future Mood.
Based on his recent output, it doesn’t appear as if Drake’s slowing down any time soon.
He unleashed a pair of projects in 2022 with the house-leaning Honestly, Nevermind and he joined forces with 21 Savage for Her Loss later into the year, both of which debuted atop the Billboard 200.