Drake never shies away from praising his influences – whether it be Aaliyah, Lil Wayne or Jay-Z.
But it appears that Drizzy has made room for a new entry on that list: Winnie the Pooh.
In a recent interview with the UK’s DJ Semtex, the Toronto emcee revealed that he purchased a first edition of Charlotte’s Web and the first four Winnie the Pooh books.
“I bought the first-ever Winnie the Pooh books, like all four Winnie the Pooh books,” said Drake of his purchase. “It cost me a lot of pounds, man. I probably could have bought a small car for that.”
“They were a huge part of my childhood,” he added. “That’s my influence, man, Winnie the Pooh on this next album.”
Drake also admitted that Thank Me Later “was a rushed album,” and that he was unable to revise it as much he wanted. “That’s why my new album is called Take Care – ’cause I get to take my time this go-round.”