The most buzzed about artist of 2009 -- and 2008, if you were up on it early -- is denying recent rumors that he's been scooped up by Universal Motown. Actor-turned-rapper Drake took to his Twitter page to dismiss the recent rumors that he signed a deal with Universal Records.

The 'Best I Ever Had' rapper, who's currently linked to Lil Wayne's Young Money imprint, hopped on the phone with Green Lantern and revealed that he hasn't put the pen to paper as of yet.

"It's patience man ... that's the key. The more patient you are the more opportunities come your way," Drake told Lantern.

Drake went on to dismiss claims that he acted as ghostwriter for his "mentor" Lil Wayne. "To say I write for Wayne is kind of a ridiculous claim by anybody. We bounce ideas off each other which is why he's my mentor."

Drake's mentor better watch out. The much sought after free agent is being hailed as the "next big thing," purely off the success of his 'Comeback Season' mixtape. "I just made a body of work and the songs had a life of their own," Drake says of 'Successful' and 'Best I Ever Had,' which has over 16 million plays on his official MySpace page.