October 18, 2013


Drake Is Sad Because You Think He's Always Sad

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Shareif Ziyadat/FilmMagic

Bad news, guys: Drake is NOT happy that you think he's always sad. In fact, he's kinda sad that you think he walks around wallowing in sorrow every moment of his life.

In an interview with Canada's Q Radio, Drizzy said he's fed up with being portrayed as a sad sack. "I'm so sick of people saying that I'm lonely and emotional, and associating me with this longing for a woman," Drake said. "I hate that, man. It bothers me so much. I do make music that makes you feel something. But I'm actually not that guy in real life. I'm very happy. I'm not content by any means, I mean, I want to keep working, but I'm a happy person. I'm very excited. My life is constantly exciting. It's not some sad, depressing story."

That's fair enough, but given Drake's downtempo music and typical facial expressions, it's easy to understand why there's an entire meme about sensitive Drake. As awesome as it is, Nothing Was the Same isn't exactly a party record—it's more reflective and melancholy than it is joyous or celebratory. And given his facial tendency to look contemplative when in repose, it's no wonder everyone assumes he's constantly mulling lost loves or missed chances. Full disclosure: We've recently rounded up his emo-est NWTS lyrics and Drake's saddest faces on Instagram (below).

Of course Drake isn't merely a public persona—he's a real human being who frequently enjoys life and does enviable things. For photographic proof, check out the incredible Drake's New Friends blog, a work of genius that disputes his "No New Friends" claim but does show Drizzy looking genuinely thrilled to be in the presence of luminaries such as Spike Lee and the entire Kentucky Wildcats college basketball team.

In short, Drake's a happy guy. So why you wanna make him feel so blue, Internet?