Drake reminds me of Showgirls. He’s so over-the-top, so ridiculously dorky that he has to realize what he’s doing. And yet, self-awareness is a rare commodity—even when your self is a commodity—that it’s impossible to say for sure where intention rules and uncontrollable, ridiculous-looking expression supersedes. The great thing about Showgirls isn’t that it’s so bad it’s good, it’s that it’s so outrageous it’s practically unbelievable and yet it still exists. So is Drake at his most entertaining.
The late Meek Mill, who passed away Wednesday as a result of getting bodied by Drake’s “Back to Back” diss track, continues to talk shit about Drake from beyond the grave. His rebuttal song, released Thursday, was generally viewed as soft and wack, but Ghost Meek did score one good hit: What’s this about Drake getting pissed on in a movie theater?
Meek Mill, Nicki Minaj’s boyfriend but also a rapper with a new album out, accused Canadian teen soap opera star Aubrey “Drake” Graham of rapping raps he didn’t write in an extended Twitter rant Tuesday night. Meek claims the verse Drake contributed to his new album, Dreams Worth More Than Money (out now) was written by someone else, and he wouldn’t have used it if he’d known.
In an unexpected twist of events, Drake, who has been taking in the sights at Wimbledon all week, was majorly friendzoned by Serena Williams Thursday. Despite the pair’s rumored 2012 fling, Williams, who is on course to win yet another Grand Slam title, would much rather be friends with the Toronto rapper.
At this stage in her career, it seems needless to distinguish between Madonna's musical output and her stunts. Both are products of a savant-like aptitude in attention-grabbing. Both have defined her image. Both have worked in tandem from the earliest days of her superstardom. "Like a Virgin" was a great slice of post-disco dance pop, but it was also the background music to her feral roll around the stage of the 1984 MTV Video Music Awards. "Justify My Love" is a truly bizarre pop song from Venus that was brought down to earth when its video was banned by MTV. The list goes on. She is the queen of shocking moments.
The daughter of Lenny Kravitz, the divine Zoë, is on the cover of the latest issue of Complex magazine, speaking some truths about her struggles with anorexia, her embarrassing parents ("Dad—you cannot leave the house in only a blanket"), and what it was like getting into acting. Not surprisingly—it was easy! But at least she admits it.
Madonna, who's been talking all kinds of nonsense lately in an effort to promote her new album, completed Us Weekly's reliably insane "25 Things You Don't Know About Me" interview this week. In it, she manages to throw shade at her competitors and make a weird, racist swipe at the backup dancers who allegedly caused her to fall at the Brit Awards.
Drake is in tour in Australia right now, and his gift to his fans from Down Under is not just his mere presence but also perhaps the most perfectly... Drake dance move he could have ever conceived.
Lil Wayne has filed a $51 million breach of contract lawsuit against Cash Money and its founder, his adopted father Bryan "Birdman" Williams. Wayne claims the label never paid him for Tha Carter V, his final studio album (at least until someone pays him $25 million to make another one). It was due out in May, then delayed until December, due to Wayne's dispute with the label.
Drake is the gooberest cool rapper on Earth, and the following story will only further cement his goober legend. Last night, in an interview with a Miami sports radio station, Mia Khalifa—the number one ranked porn star on Pornhub—told a story about someone who is almost definitely Drake sliding into her Instagram DMs, to send her a series of enthusiastic messages she described as "so cringeworthy."