In a recent interview on British radio, Drake, at least partially tongue-in-cheek, claimed that Winnie the Pooh is a major influence on his new album. To wit:
While his peers are spending their money on jewelry and cars, the “Fancy” rapper splurged on the first edition of Charlotte’s Web and the first four books in the Winnie the Pooh series. “I bought the first-ever Winnie the Pooh books, like all four Winnie the Pooh books,” he told DJ Semtex during his recent trip to the U.K. “It cost me a lot of pounds, man. I probably could have bought a small car for that.”
The pricey books reminded Drizzy of his youth. “They were a huge part of my childhood,” he explained to BBC Radio 1’s Nick Grimshaw.
While he admits that “Winnie the Pooh is like super not hip-hop,” the honey-loving bear has left his sticky paws on Drake’s new music. “That’s my influence, man, Winnie the Pooh on this next album,” he revealed.
I guess people who hate Drake's softness could find a lot in there to laugh at. But this is obviously a joke. Or is it? It is. Not him buying the books. But you know. [Rap-Up]