Ahead of the release of his ‘VIEWS’ album, Drake spoke with chatting with Beats 1’s Zane Lowe on Thursday night.
During their chat, he touched on his strained relationship with Nicki Minaj.
“I don’t really talk to Nicki. Another person I have a lot of love for,” he said.
“She dealt with me how I would expect her to—with class. I always have respect and love for her. Unfortunately, we haven’t spoke.”
Drake and Nicki’s falling-out comes as a result of Drake’s longstanding feud with her boo Meek Mill.
He also touched on his relationships with Kanye West, Jay Z and Rihanna.
Check out a few excerpts:
On landing The Throne on “Pop Style
“Jay didn’t really do a verse. I was just trying to get ‘Ye on it first. Jay kinda just did my first few lines for me and that’s how we flexed it … It didn’t play out how I wanted it to go. Sometimes [Jay Z and I] just fall on opposite sides of the spectrum. It’s always mutual respect but sometimes it has to be from afar.”
On Kanye’s pool versus his pool
“I take pride in being Kanye West’s neighbor. He has a phenomenal pool. His pool’s gotta be like half a football field … Mine was designed to outdo Hugh Hefner’s pool. I’m willing to sell it for $100 million.”
On collaborating with Kanye West
“[Kanye] lives up the block. We have a few things that we’ve worked on. It’s all about finding a place for it. ‘Ye is one of my favorite people in the world … I hope we get some more music out. We were supposed to do a mixtape, album together.”
On teaming with Rihanna (again)
“It wouldn’t be a record without Rihanna, would it? We do well as a team … “Too Good” came to fruition after we did “Work.” [I was like] I think I have one that would follow this one up really nicely. It was like a flawless victory when she sent it back. Every nuance, every cadence was perfect … That’s what makes the record. We’re not forcing some story on people. A lot of the music and energy we have is genuine. We have a genuine energy.”
It’s kind of sad that Drake and Nicki don’t speak — but we have a feeling that she’ll reach out and patch things up if/when she needs a feature for her next album.