Canadian rapper Aubrey Graham, aka Drake, said he never realized what real Love was until he met actor Will Smith.
It's not what you think. Read on.
Canadian rapper Aubrey Graham, aka Drake, said he never realized what real Love was until he met actor Will Smith.
It's not what you think. Read on.
Canadian rapper Drake says his brawl with singer Chris Brown in a now-defunct NYC nightclub was one of the lowest points of his career.
In a sit-down interview with GQ magazine, on newsstands now, Drake called the fight "embarrassing."
"It's embarrassing, the amount of media coverage," said Drake. "Two rappers fighting over the woman. He's not even a rapper, but still, it's the last way you want your name out there. It distracts from the music. But he's made me the enemy, and that's the way it's gonna stay, I guess."
Canadian rap artist Aubrey Graham, aka Drake was one of the artists who stopped by the Reebok Classic Gifting Lounge backstage at this past weekend's Hot 97 Birthday Bash in Atlanta. According to Upscalehype.com, Drake wore a Lanvin round collar button shirt from the Spring/Summer 2013 Collection, which retails for $624 -- and matching shorts. He rounded out his look with the compulsory rap accessory Timberland work boots.
Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images
Rapper Drake worked hard to keep his last album under wraps to prevent unauthorized leaks. But he forgot to keep a close eye on his OG dad, musician Dennis Graham. Drake's pops leaked the tracklist for Drake's new album, Nothing Was The Same, yesterday on Instagram.com. The tracklist was quickly deleted.
The release date for Drake's next album, on Cash Money, Young Money records, is yet to be determined. This is only significant because Drake raps about adding "no new friends" to his clique to protect his privacy, then his own daddy betrays him.
Celebrities such as Marlon Wayans, Mr Marcus, Drake & YMCMB execs CJ & Cortez, Manny Halley (Nicki Minaj manager), Chaka Zulu, Too Short, and more helped Terrence J celebrate his birthday last night at Greystone manor in Los Angles.
On Friday, hip hop superstar Drake and R&B superstar Miguel rocked the mic at the Alicia Keys after party at REIGN Nightclub in Atlanta, presented by The Gidewon Group. Also in the house were DJ Khaled, V-103's daytime jock Big Tigger; music producer Jazze Pha, lifestyle specialist Kenny Burns, and more! REIGN Nightclub was packed with beautiful people!
An image circulating the Internet has Beyonce fans wondering who's Blue Ivy's real daddy?
Last Saturday marked the release of the October’s Very Own x Canada Goose Chilliwax Jacket. The limited edition winter coat that retailed at $900, dropped at select retailers across North America. For the Toronto drop, Drake and his OVO creative collective of Oliver El-Khatib & producer Noah “40? Shebib were on hand at Nomad, one of the top menswear stores in North America for it’s retail debut.
Photos by Paolo Azarraga
This week's edition of "When I Was 17" features another three stars from various aspects of the pop culture world, and each of them handed over a bunch of images from their youth. There's one musician in particular who let MTV dig deep into the crates and get into the baby photos. Can you guess which high-profile rapper this is? Take a guess and click below to find out! No cheating!
I know it doesn't seem like it from this recent interview with XXL mag, but rapper Drake really does care what you think about him and his wack music. If he didn't, he wouldn't speak on it, would he?
... as for people's opinions and sh*t like that, it's all good. That's what's going to happen. You know people are entitled to their opinion and it takes a certain type of individual to really come online and give their opinion of your music, positive or negative. I don't know if you do it, but I can't say I've ever gone online and posted underneath someone's song, and be like, 'Dope song, son.' Or, 'That sh*t is wack.' I've never done that before. It's just a certain community of people that really feel like that's their outlet and I know that me and my friends aren't any of them so I don't know who those people are and I can't really take their opinion too close to heart just because I'm not really sure what those people are made of and if their opinion's even valid so I just kind of keep it moving.
And here's what Drake had to say about you pesky photographers always catching him looking like.... himself:
I always get caught in the worst, most unphotogenic poses ever. Now people follow me with cameras and are just clicking away and I always feel like I just look mad different in pictures. I hate seeing pictures of myself online when I'm leaving a spot or whatever. I just always get caught laughing 'cause I'm always outside making jokes or whatever with the people, but I always end up looking so stupid like that's the sh*t that I'm always like, 'Man, I wish that didn't happen,' you know?
Note to Drake: It's not the paparazzi, son. That's how you look every day.
So far I've provided you with ample evidence that Drake is indeed the gay rapper. I do this as a public service because some of you ladies are feelin' Drake but you don't have the ability to tell a gay man from a straight one.
If you don't mind being nothing more than a beard for an undercover brother then don't read any further.
Do you need more evidence than this? Drake is flashed by a female in the audience, and he screams "OH MY GOD!"
Ladies, That's gay!
A couple of sharp eyed readers hit me up to ask what is the name of the bracelets that rappers Drake and T.I. have been wearing lately. I have no clue, but I will ask Fashionista Sarah Chapman, who is busy preparing for her upcoming fashion blog's launch date.
According to loyal reader Daneee, the bracelets might be from the Loren Jewelry line of diamond ball bracelets, which you can view here.
The bracelet Drake and T.I. are wearing might be the 10 diamond pavé ball bracelet, which is pure silver with 10 ct. diamonds and black string. The bracelets will set you back anywhere from $2,000 up to $13,000. Or you can find knock offs that are sure to spring up now that Drake, T.I., Kim Kardashian, LeBron James and others are now rocking them.
Update II, 1:53 pm ET:
This is Chantel Watkins. I've met you several times around Atlanta at events. I work for Jermaine Dupri at So So Def.
I was on your site and noticed that you were asking about Drake and T.I.'s bracelets. I am not sure who the designer is of the Drake's bracelets, but T.I.'s bracelets are by HONESTY Jewelry. Myself and Nicole Jones (MLB wife Nicole Jones-Chicago White Sox and ex Atlanta Braves Andruw Jones wife) are owners of HONESTY Jewelry. We launched the line a year ago. We have 2 lines; an affordable line and we recently launched our diamond collection. T.I. is wearing 2 bracelets from our diamond line.
T.I. purchased the HONESTY bracelets from us personally about 3 weeks ago. Please check out of our site when you get a chance. We have pictures of Tiny, Nelly and other celebrities wearing our pieces.
Update III, 1:58 pm:
And this from celebrity photographer Thaddaeus, who is Young Jeezy's personal photographer:
Those bracelets are called Shockra designed by my man Sako the same guy who makes all them designer zshock watches you see everybody wearing.
Drake hosted a party at The Velvet Room last Sunday. I know, these pics are late. But I got mad requests for these pics from both males and females (go figure).
More pics after the break...
Struggling R&B singer Trey Song decided to come for me over the weekend on Twitter.com after I wrote a tweet congratulating him on his apparent win during the BET Hip Hop Awards which took place here in the ATL over the weekend.
It seems that one of my readers pulled a fast one on me by emailing me to say that Trey won the "BET Best One-hit-wonder Award." After tweeting a congratulatory message to Trey on Twitter, I checked with BET, and as it turns out, there is no such award.
Just as I was about to delete the offending tweet -- and issue an apology to Mr. Song, the same reader emailed me to say that Trey was "going in" on me on the social microblogging site.
In response to my tweet (which as I said was tweeted in error), Trey mobilized his half-million strong fan base of followers on Twitter.com to make my face a trending topic on Twitter.com and Google.com. I was ridiculed and disrespected by total strangers for hours on Twitter.com until my face finally stopped trending.
I am puzzled as to why Trey didn't mobilize his 500,000 (mostly unemployed and broke) Stans on Twitter to buy his most recent album, which debuted at #3 on the charts with a measly 131K copies sold. To date, Trey's CD is nowhere near going gold.
I was also clueless as to why Trey would come at me on Twitter over what was obviously an error. Then my friend informed me that Trey might be butt hurt by my constant references to his (alleged) down low lifestyle. But how can that be when I've never gone into any specific details about his sexual exploits with other industry men?
For years, the entire industry has been whispering that Trey takes it up the rear and gladly returns the favor. But I never mentioned the baseless gossip since we here at Sandrarose.com hold ourselves to a higher standard than other blogs.
In fact, from what I understand, Trey's label sank a lot of cash into remaking his soft cupcake image, in part, because of the rampant gay rumors.
They even paid a celebrity blogger to manufacture a laughable faux relationship with the struggling singer. But, lol, nobody in their right minds believed it.
Speaking of said blogger, I'm told she at first balked at the chance to help remake Trey's image, but whatever they offered her must have been too good to refuse. She can't stand the punk as you can clearly see from the following email that she sent to an industry exec (please note the date the email was sent):
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: Hey
Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2009 16:32:44 -0500
From: Necole (NecoleBitchie.com)
To: [Name removed]
Oh trust me, you don't want to get to a point where other bloggers are talking about you.
I should know. Um who's jealous of trey songz? lol. i can't....he is a nobody
Yea you are not lying about "more fake people which I can't stomach".Womp womp!
Yea twitter is fun once you figure it out. you'll be addicted in no time. just you watch!
And to those who think this email is fake, I have the email with the headers in its original form, not a copy. Of course, it could be that she thought Trey was a "nobody" until she met him. But it's interesting to see what she thought about him until he started kissing her ass.
It will take Trey a hot minute (depending upon how dumb he is) to figure out that he was used for blog hits. But then again, he used her too, right?
Oh, by the way, the person she sent this email to originally DID NOT forward the email to me. I want to make that clear! Let's just say I have my ways of getting information.
Moving right along...
She so agile!
Isn't she lovely?
Don't you love it when Ri Ri displays her dark side? Meeooow!
Not gonna watch cuz I don't care about either of these clowns.
I know you're tired of hearing rapper Drake deny this lame rumor for the 20th time. But Drake obviously needs to keep this rumor going since he senses his 15 minutes are winding down. No wonder Rihanna doesn't want to do a duet with him.
From ContactMusic (LOL @ "rap sensation"):
Rap sensation Drake has laughed off reports of a romance with single singer Rihanna - insisting their collaboration is strictly professional. The chart-topping pair prompted rumours of a relationship after they were spotted out and about in New York together, in the aftermath of Rihanna's split from Chris Brown.
But Drake - real name Aubrey Graham - insists they've been spending time together, while he tries to convince the Umbrella hitmaker to record a duet for his next album. He tells the New York Post, "We're just really good friends. We have great conversations about music, and we're trying to figure out the perfect song we can collaborate on for my album.
"I've only worked with one other female before (Mary J Blige). I hope that Rihanna is onboard, and I'm also looking to work with Sade."
By now you've all seen the photo of Canadian rapper Drake allegedly being "serviced"
by one of his tricks that's floating around the Internets. We can't post the photo because this is a family oriented blog and we hold ourselves to a higher standard. But, didn't I tell you that Drake was a butt surfer?
According to an inside source, Drake is really tight with his 3 member entourage that's comprised of two white guys and a Filipino. He spends all of his time at home and on the road with his boys. One of the guys in Drake's entourage -- a dude nicknamed "Forty" or "40" -- is alleged to be Drake's undercover lover.
I say "alleged" so please don't quote me on this. While perusing Drake's Myspace page, I found this photo of Drake with his boy Forty.
Can you tell which one is the "bottom" in the relationship?
If anyone knows how to open up and say ahh, it's struggling R&B singer Trey Song (I know it's Songz, but since he's a one-hit wonder I'll call him Song). As you know, it has been rumored for months that Trey Song and a certain Canadian-born, biracial rapper have been intimate in the past. Now I have no evidence of that, so please don't quote me.
According to Live Nation, Lil Wayne's Canadian concert dates scheduled for tonight and tomorrow were canceled due to “circumstances beyond Live Nation’s control.” The reality is that Canada refused to grant the rapper permission to enter the country.
Maybe it was the ongoing court cases involving drugs and gun charges that convinced them Weezy isn't exactly a model citizen? Canada previously refused to grant entry to the rapper back in June 2008. Maybe Weezy should have called ahead first before rolling up to the border and getting turned around.
Can you blame Canada for refusing certain rappers admission into their country? Who wants that rolling roadshow of drugs, sex and mayhem crossing the border into their country? You know Wayne has no discipline and his handlers seem to have trouble handling him and all.
Rappers Young Jeezy, Soulja Boy and Canadian-born Drake are all on tour with Wayne. Soulja Boy tweeted that he was flying to California now that he has some time off.
Rapper Nicki Minaj, who was on one of the tour busses, tweeted that authorities were “being extra” and searching another bus that was attempting to enter the country. “Ni***z brought the dogs out and s**t,” she groused online. Well, maybe if N***z knew how to act and s**t, the Canadians wouldn't have to be so extra? The border guards probably smelled the chronic on the bus from a mile away.
Lil Wayne is not the only rapper to be turned around at the border. According to AllHipHop.com, DMX, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Tony Yayo, Young Buck, and other members of 50 Cent’s G-Unit have all been refused permission to enter the country.
A loyal reader, who apparently doesn't realize Hip Hop is dead, wrote:
Sandra as a woman I am offended that this is all Kanye West, the director, could come up with for one of the hottest songs of the summer. He should be ashamed of this depiction of females. This video in a nutshell basically says a woman's beauty is defined by how big her boobs are and light her skin is. And Kanye being a black man raised by black parents and Drake being bi-raicial (half black and half white) why are they only showcasing ALL Hispanic girls in this video? I don't get it, they couldn't get ONE pretty chocolate sister up in the video like Lanisha Cole, Jessica White, or Natasha Ellie to be in the video alongside the Hispanic girls? Why is it the black men have a problem showcasing their beautiful black sisters? You never see all non-white models in popular White rock artists videos. Only with black rappers does this occur. Drake's career is slowly but surely going down the tube especially after this video gets out on tv. EPIC FAIL on both Drake and Kanye's part. You have failed your own women and race by this video please be ashamed.
Once again rapper Drake is forced to clear the air about his rumored romance with Rihanna. I wish people would let this go since there's no way in HAIL Rihanna would ever date a gay rapper.
Although he and Rihanna have been spotted around town smooching, Drake is dispelling rumors that he and the 21-year old "Disturbia" singer are dating.
"We're just good friends," the Toronto-based rapper (real name: Aubrey Drake Graham), 22, tells ET Canada. "She's a great person, and I am happy to have her in my life. She gives me a lot of great advice, and she is very talented."