The sit-down with Drake in April’s GQ makes the 25-year-old rapper out to be a quick study in the cornier accoutrements of wealth and fame. Chiefly, the tacky swimming pool that features a waterfall, stepping stones, and statues of nude women.
But Drake reaches cheese-ball apotheosis when he sincerely tells writer Claire Hoffman how unfulfilled he is by one night stands.
“Spritzer in hand, he spreads himself out on the couch and acknowledges that, yes, he had a spell there when he was fucking tons of girls…but that just wasn’t right for him:
‘There’s just a time where it was like, just getting pussy. Where I was in that sort of ‘I’m young, I’m going to disconnect from my emotions and just do what everyone else tells me I should do and just be a rapper and have my fun.’ And for me as a person, it just doesn’t work. I just need something else. The seconds after a man reaches climax, that’s like the realest moment of your life. If I don’t want you next to me in that fifteen, twenty seconds, then there’s something wrong.‘”
Sound familiar? That’s because he already told it to Mickey Rapkin’s Elle interview column in November. Back then it was part of this sad sack, “just want a girl to bring home for Passover,” “like is Kat Dennings single?” thing.
“When you’re on the road and moving city to city, when someone isn’t there at the end of the night, you feel empty. The 15 or 20 seconds after a man reaches his climax is the realest moment he’ll ever have in his life. And if you happen to be with somebody that isn’t someone you want to converse with, you start feeling like, I wish I was just here watching True Blood by myself.“
Who could forget a quote so simultaneously explicit and dull? The revelation here is that he watches True Blood via a ceiling projection system over his California King size bed. Which we know because he asked Ms. Hoffman to share it with him. Hypothetically! (She thinks.)
“Would I have you already?” he asks. “Are you sleeping with me?”
Time to go!
We probably wouldn’t even be able to enjoy it for fear of the post-coital True Blood verdict.