Fresh off his second release of the year, Drake appears on The Fader's just-released cover story and spoke with journalist Leon Neyfakh about the last year or so of his career. During the extensive sitdown, Drake finally broached the topic of his rumored use of a ghostwriter—namely, Quentin Miller—and his short-lived beef with Meek Mill.
In the story, Drake doesn't shy away from the leaked reference tracks featuring Miller's voice and instead addresses the recordings somewhat directly, saying, “I need, sometimes, individuals to spark an idea so that I can take off running. I don’t mind that. And those recordings—they are what they are. And you can use your own judgment on what they mean to you.” When pressed about the context of the reference tracks, Drake added: “There’s not necessarily a context to them. And I don’t know if I’m really here to even clarify it for you.” He also later alluded to the larger conversation the controversy stirred up. “If I have to be the vessel for this conversation to be brought up—you know, God forbid we start talking about writing and references and who takes what from where—I’m OK with it being me.”
Read the full cover story right here.