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Drake in GQ Magazine July 2013

Drake Gets Candid For GQ: "Sex Isn't One of My Main Priorities"

Drake flashed his megawatt smile for GQ's July 2013 issue, which hits newsstands on June 25, and showed off some hot Summer looks from designers like Tom Ford, Dolce & Gabbana, and Alexander Wang inside. In the accompanying interview, cleverly titled "How to Drake It in America," the rapper chats about his upcoming third album and tour and explains where his priorities lie — including his goal to net $250 million by the time he turns 29. Drake also shares his thoughts on love, sex, and that infamous club brawl with Chris Brown, saying, "I don't want my name to be synonymous with that guy's name. I really don't. I wish we could sit down and talk it out, man to man. But that's not going to happen." See more from Drake in July's GQ when you keep reading.

  • On getting love advice from a surprising star: "I had lunch with Will Smith, and listening to him talk, it made me think I don't know what love is. He said something profound. He said love is when you become one and you need that person. It's not about wanting anymore; you need that person. Hearing that, I don't know if I've ever felt that way. I've held women in very high regard almost to the point where I felt like I needed them for a very long time, but I don't know if I comprehend it yet, and I'm OK with that."
  • On focusing on his album rather than having sex: "You know the way fighters don't f*ck before the fight? Sometimes I feel like I'm so focused on training my body and getting my mind right to create this album that sex isn't one of my main priorities. If someone is around that I know and trust, I'm down. But I'm not going to end up with some stranger at this party."
  • On re-creating the excitement of his early career: "You constantly ask yourself: Will I ever be able to excite people the way I did when the Internet was going crazy, back when you first felt like you had a piece of Drake that no one else had, and you wanted to share it with your friends? Is there an album or song we can make now that's good enough to get people that excited again? I ain't gonna lie: I want to be the one you listen to this Summer."
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