Just a few months ago, we compiled a list of our fav emo-Drake pics and titled it "Saddest Dude in the Game."
Well, apparently times have changed, as the "No New Friends" rapper feels pretty darn content and, dare we say, happy right now. It seems this newfound peace also led to a pretty evolved response to Kendrick Lamar's infamous diss on his verse for Big Sean's "Control."
In case you've been under a rock, Kendrick recently decided to take aim and fire all over just about every other rapper in the game with this bit:
"I'm usually homeboys with the same n-ggas I'm rhymin' wit
But this is hip hop and them n-ggas should know what time it is
And that goes for Jermaine Cole, Big KRIT, Wale
Pusha T, Meek Millz, A$AP Rocky, Drake
Big Sean, Jay Electron', Tyler, Mac Miller
I got love for you all but I'm tryna murder you n-ggas
Tryna make sure your core fans never heard of you n-ggas
They dont wanna hear not one more noun or verb from you n-ggas"
Lots of varied responses flooded in after "Control" was released, but no Drake, until now.
In an interview with Billboard, Drizzy explained that he tries to ignore everything said about him online—both bad and good—and will not let goading by other rappers get to him.
Thus, when he heard the Kendrick Lamar verse he said he simply "went about my day, went and got dinner and kept it moving."
"I didn't really have anything to say about it," he said.
"It just sounded like an ambitious thought to me. That's all it was. I know good and well that Kendrick's not murdering me, at all, in any platform. So when that day presents itself, I guess we can revisit the topic."
So, basically Drake's a super polite guy.
That and he's also incredibly happy at the moment and really can't be bothered with things like viral rap disses.
"A lot of people get on and it's like they're just waiting to get more on," he said.
"They're always waiting for a bigger moment to come. But I've started to realize that this is it, this is the moment. And it reads, you know? People come up to me now and they're like, 'Man, you look good! You look like you're happy.'"
Duly noted: our next Drake picture gallery will be "Zennest Dude in the Game."