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Drake is Scared of Tumblr and Twitter

The rap superstar discusses his thoughts on today's generation and their use of social media.
By: Ashley Baylen
Published: November 8th, 2011 in Culture » Music » News
Drake on the cover of 'The Source'

In an age where most young stars gain an international following via the Internet, it’s surprising to discover that one of our biggest and brightest is terrified of social media.

In his cover story for this month’s issue of ‘The Source’ Drake shares his opinion about social media, specifically Tumblr and Twitter.

“I’m really scared for my generation, you know. The thing that scares me most is Tumblr,” Drake began. “I hate what Tumblr has become. It reminds me of those clique-y girls in high school that used to make fun of everyone else and define what was cool, but in five years, when you all graduate, that sh-- doesn’t matter.”

“No one gives a f---about that sh—,” he continued. “Instead of kids going out and making their own moments, they’re just taking these images and living vicariously through other people’s moments. It just kills me. Then you’ll meet them and they’re just the biggest turkey in the world. They don’t actually embody any of those things. They just emulate. It’s scary man, simulation life that we’re living. It scares me.”

Drake also recalls a terrible experience he had on Twitter.

“I remember the day my mom was getting surgery and someone came on Twitter and they were like, ‘Yo, Drake, I hope your mom dies.’ You don’t really mean that,” Drake shared. “Like, you know you’re going to see something bad. Out of 1000 compliments, it’s so crazy. It’s basically, like, when you used to sit there as a kid, and want to know what everyone is thinking. That’s your superpower. [Twitter is] knowing what everyone is thinking.”

Although it’s already been leaked, Drake’s sophomore album ‘Take Care’ will be available on November 15th.

Related articles: Drake, Take Care, Tumblr, Twitter, The Source, Social Media, Rap
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