Even if Drake has aided in popularizing the term "You Only Live Once," he has regrets about previous decisions.
The 6 God revealed that one of his former girlfriends expressed their displeasure at being name-dropped in his songs and the impact those lyrics may have had on their personal lives.
"You don't know what it does to me," the 36-year-old said of the woman's reaction to her name being mentioned publicly. "You don't know what my family knows and doesn't know."
Despite the fact that the lyrics are "never with ill intention," the hitmaker claims that he's simply documenting his personal experiences in an attempt to make an authentic self-image. Yet, he acknowledges the immaturity of previous statements regarding his love life and the damage that might have been incurred.
On the track "Weston Road Flows," from his 2016 album Views, Drake said he'll retire from rap by the age of 35. "I'm assuming everybody's 35 and under," he said.
"I think those are the two things that I look back on when I've used girls' names in songs," he adds of his regrets.
Drake admits that he has since withdrawn from the game at this stage, but that he's more concerned with faded to black in a graceful manner while passing the baton on to those in his wake. "What's left for me is to find a way to gracefully continue making projects that are extremely interesting and hopefully cherished by people," he said.
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