He’s certainly a lady killer, but when it comes to love, Drake admits he doesn’t think he’s ever experienced it.
In a new interview with GQ, the “Best I Ever Had” crooner reveals how Will Smith was behind his major realization.
"I had lunch the other day with someone I extremely look up to. I had lunch with Will Smith, and listening to him talk, it made me think I don't know what love is,” Drake told the mag. “He said something profound. He said love is when you become one and you need that person. It's not about wanting anymore, you need that person. Hearing that, I don't know if I've ever felt that way. I've held women in very high regard almost to the point where I felt like I needed them for a very long time, but I don't know if I comprehend it yet, and I'm okay with that.”
While Will has been married to Jada Pinkett-Smith since 1997, Drake hasn’t yet found “the one.” Most famously, he’s been romantically linked to Rihanna, whose ex-boyfriend Chris Brown has since engaged in several verbal and physical altercations with the Canadian rapper.
"I hear he has everything he could want now," Drake admitted, alluding to the fact that Chris and Ri were briefly back together. "I don't want my name to be synonymous with that guy's name. I really don't.”
But now that Drake has come to the conclusion that he hasn’t experienced love for himself, he’s learning to accept it and enjoy his many other accomplishments.
"I've made a lot of music about love being the only thing I'm missing. I think this is the first album I've made saying, ‘I'm okay. I'm enjoying it right now,’" he says of Nothing Was the Same— slated for an August release. “ Maybe this is my time to grind it out, make a run for it and add some memories with my boys.”
So would Drake’s priorities be different if he wasn’t famous?
"If I wasn't doing this, man, and I was back home in Toronto, and I had my job that kept me in the city, my girl would be my life,” he admits. “I have a lot of friends back there, and their relationships have become the focal point, the high point of their lives. And that's cool. I just have new goals, new places to go, new people to meet. I live off a different high point every day."