Drake Is ‘Scared’ Due to Today’s Tumblr & Twitter Use
As The BoomBox previously reported, Drake's latest album, 'Take Care,' leaked just a few days short of it's intended release on Nov. 15. "I am not sure if the album leaked," the Canadian rapper tweeted to his followers. "But if it did thank god it doesn't happen a month early anymore." Most artists are perturbed by such invasions of privacy, and loss of hype caused by leaks but Drake's reaction was quite the opposite, saying "Listen, enjoy it, buy it if you like it ... and take care until next time."
Now in a recent interview with The Source magazine, the MC takes social networking sites responsible for the album leak to task -- but not for reasons related to 'Take Care.' Drake is reportedly not happy about people's obsession with Twitter and Tumblr, stating that the websites will cause damage to future generations of internet-centric teens living vicariously through their idols.
"I'm really scared for my generation, you know. The thing that scares me most is Tumblr. I hate what Tumblr has become," Drake tells The Source. "Because it like, it reminds me of those cliquey girls in high school that used to make fun of everyone else and define what was cool, but in five years, when you all graduate, that s--- doesn't matter. No one gives a f--- about that s---. Instead of kids going out and making their own moments, they're just taking these images and living vicariously through other people's moments. It just kills me. Then you'll meet them and they're just the biggest turkey in the world. They don't actually embody any of those things. They just emulate. It's scary man, simulation life that we're living. It scares me."
Drake's great fear of a hoard of "turkey-people" zombified through excessive abuse of internet culture probably isn't going to come to fruition, but he's got a serious point about how celebrity-obsessed fans are beginning to live their lives in regard to their heroes. Besides taking on the popular blogging platform, Drake also cited Twitter as a refuge for crazy-eyed fans.
"I remember the day my mom was getting surgery and someone came on Twitter and they were like, 'Yo, Drake, I hope your mom dies.' ... Like, you know you're going to see something bad. Out of 1,000 compliments, it's so crazy. It's basically, like, when you used to sit there as a kid, and want to know what everyone is thinking. That's your superpower. [Twitter is] knowing what everyone is thinking."
So apparently Drizzy doesn't want you to know what he's thinking, but he's having trouble convincing his 3,910,109 followers otherwise.