Drake Talks Lil Wayne, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Calls Them “Iconic” [Video]

Young Money rapper Drake sat down for an in-depth interview during the launch of Google Music earlier this month, where he discusses the recording of Take Care, his legacy, his haters, and the consistency of Nicki Minaj, Rihanna and Lil Wayne.

Drizzy said Lil Wayne listened to Take Care for the first time when it was already in stores.

“That’s how much confidence he has in me,” said his 25-year-old protégé. “He listened it when it was on shelves because he can’t change anything now.”

ON collaborating with Rihanna On Take Care

“I really wanted to bring her into our world, but still allow her to be herself. I think she really shines bright. She comes from a place that’s so rich in culture, so rich in music, but being the most iconic female period right now—next to Nicki Minaj, of course… [Nicki is] just doing incredible, she’s my favorite person.”

On his legacy

“I want people to really feel like I knew Drake while he was on this Earth. I know everything about him. There were no secrets, there was nothing that he hid, no feelings that he concealed. In five years, hopefully I have a couple more projects out that surpass Take Care, but I would like for them to say I remember that moment when I wasn’t sure what was gonna happen and Drake delivered an album that served a purpose in my life.”