Many of you know Drake as the platinum hit maker and member of rap posse Young Money. Many of you also know Drake as Jimmy, the dude who rocked a wheelchair the same way Drizzy rocks a pair of Louboutin sneakers and a fitted nowadays. Regardless of why you know him, you probably love his effortless swag and “boy next door” qualities. However, it turns out that the D man has had quite a sordid past — and he’s looking to forget about it.
“There’s a time where it was like, just getting p*ssy. Where I was in that sort of [mindset where I thought], ‘I’m young. I’m going to disconnect from my emotions and just do what everyone else tells me I should do and just a be a rapper and have my fun,’” he told GQ. “And for me as a person, it just doesn’t work anymore.” Drake says he has his sh*t together now, and his promiscuity is merely a memory.
Considering Drake is only 25, this is a seriously refreshing opinion. It’s no secret that men well over this age are living lives perpetually devoted to skirt chasing and mediocre one night stands. There’s a time and a place to be a player, but at a certain point you have to take a look in the mirror. A lesson learned from Drake is to stop trying to emulate rappers. They have their crazy phases, sure, but most of what they rap about is purely fictional. Look at Jay-Z. Now that is an honorable man. Take a few tips from him the next time you’re leaving the club with some chick in a knockoff Herve Leger.