Drake on Naming Exes in His Songs: 'I Always Talk About Women I Truly Cared For'

The art-imitates-life music-making model isn’t a new approach yet Drake has found a way to produce hip-hop influenced soul-baring R&B in a way that sounds uniquely October’s own. But on the release of his sophomore album Take Care, the focus now turns to his next endeavors in this fast-paced do-everything industry.

The 25-year-old recently spoke to Vulture on his sophomore effort and his future goals. Wondering if he’ll rap past 30, Drizzy revealed that he wanted his own fragrance and lifestyle line, even looking to Sephora as the outlet of choice. “I'm very obsessed with smell so I actually want to — my dream, to be honest with you, my goal, is to form a fragrance and lifestyle line like candles, incense, room spray, and fragrance.

The Take Care singer’s input is also in popular demand. After apologizing to Phonte for a delayed collaboration, Drake said that he’s in talks with Justin Bieber’s team about doing a song with the pop star. “…I'd love to write for him. I think I have some good ideas. And if we do — if we have a song that makes sense, I'm down, you know? I think it only makes sense to do a song together, though.” Florence Welch of Florence & The Machine and Justin Timberlake are also on his hitlist.

What makes him widely listened to and highly sought after is his ability to provide the soundtrack to fans’ lives. If you’ve felt it, he’s sung it. And it’s no secret that Drizzy is great at name-dropping. Like any grown artist in the spotlight who sheds light on their personal life in their work, Drake experiences the self-kicking moments of regret and picks up the awkward phone calls from women who become famous off his songs to face the repercussions of his lyrics. “I do, I can't stop it. I can’t stop my emotion; I always go with my initial thought.

But we can appreciate that he never sugar-coats his honesty. Whether you’re the unidentified subject of “Marvin’s Room” or a line in his verses, he says, “I never say cruel things, I always talk about women I truly cared for. Even if they did me dirty or whatever, I still never talk too much about the details…”

However, it’s the impression he leaves not just with his music but his appearance that deserves some attention. He has more sweaters than your grandma has knitted, about 400 of them, he says. From his infamous Missoni wear made famous on the MTV Video Music Awards to the silk-designed Versace blouse he donned at his Las Vegas birthday this year, Drake’s pullover-obsessed wardrobe has been a button-pusher in his interviews. “The point is, the sweaters thing is a result of the fact that I don't give people enough to talk about as far as my life goes…They need something to nitpick at.” 

But like his songs, the sweaters have become a part of the Young Money artist the world has come to embrace and celebrate. Whether it’s a scented candle, a viral track or a letterman varsity trend, everything Drake creates is just a reflection of who he really is. No cares attached. --Adella Platon

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Sesame Street continues its crusade to include statement-making characters on their block. This time around, families will be introduced to Lily, the show’s first homeless character.

According to USA Today, Lily- an adorable hot pink, red haired puppet- was first introduced to the show in 2011, but in new online clips, Lily opens up about being homeless and staying with friends.

"Now we don't have our own place to live, and sometimes I wonder if we'll ever have our own home," she says to Elmo in one clip. In her initial appearances on the show, Lily discusses her family’s food insecurities, meaning they didn’t have much to eat.

“We know children experiencing homelessness are often caught up in a devastating cycle of trauma – the lack of affordable housing, poverty, domestic violence, or other trauma that caused them to lose their home, the trauma of actually losing their home, and the daily trauma of the uncertainty and insecurity of being homeless,” said Sherrie Westin, President of Global Impact and Philanthropy at Sesame Workshop.

“We want to help disrupt that cycle by comforting children, empowering them, and giving them hope for the future," she continues. "We want them to know that they are not alone and home is more than a house or an apartment – home is wherever the love lives.”

In recent years, Sesame Street has introduced a slew of ground-breaking new characters, including Julia, a puppet with autism, and Alex, a character whose father is incarcerated.

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Cardi B To Join James Corden On A Forthcoming "Carpool Karaoke" Segment

Your rapper’s favorite rapper Cardi B is slated to make her debut on “Car Pool Karaoke” with James Corden, Billboard reports. The Late Late Show host teased the upcoming episode, which airs Monday (Dec.17) via Instagram along with a small schedule of the show’s upcoming guests.


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Here’s what the next two weeks look like on the @latelateshow! Seeing the year out with a bang x x x

A post shared by James Corden (@j_corden) on Dec 10, 2018 at 5:17pm PST

In addition to the “Money” rapper, Amber Heard and Armie Hammer will also appear on the same episode. Corden is closing out the last leg of 2018 strong by having a slew of other prominent stars on the show on the last week before the program goes on break for the holidays. The likes of Gwen Stefani, RuPaul, Jennifer Lopez, Emily Blunt, Leah Remini, Lin-Manuel Miranda, among others will be featured on the show after Bardi’s Monday episode.

To say the least, we're sure the British talk show host and the newly minted Grammy-nominated rapper are going to have the time of their lives.

The 26-year-old's now estranged husband Offset, along with the other members of Migos were guests on the beloved show. Joining Corden as he drove through the streets of Los Angeles, the trio performed a slew of hits including "Walk It Talk It"  while also giving a nod of praise to past hits, including Whitney Houston's "Wanna Dance With Somebody."

With all the fun Migos had with Corden, we can only imagine what shenanigans James and Belcalis are going to get into.

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Romeo May Have Landed A Role In 'Bad Boys For Life'

Bad Boys 3 is officially going down, and there's going to be a lot of new changes. The biggest change seems to be major additions to the film's cast. In fact, Romeo Miller recently hopped on social media on Tuesday (Dec. 11), suggesting that he could be the newest addition to the Bad Boys team.

Romeo shared a photo of an email for a callback to the Bad Boys set on his Instagram Stories on Dec. 11. "When you get callbacks and opportunity to work alongside your idols, @martinlawrence and @willsmith, you go study and go ghost," the rapper-turned-actor said, mentioning stars Martin Lawrence and Will Smith.

Romeo isn't the only hip-hop star to possibly land a role in the forthcoming movie. Nicky Jam also suggested he was going out for a part during an interview with TMZ in Nov. 2018. "I actually came her because I'm doing a casting for a movie," he said at the time.

As previously reported Will Smith and Martin Lawrence announced that the third installment of the Bad Boys franchise is finally happening after years of negotiating. The upcoming film, entitled, Bad Boys For Life, is expected to premiere in Jan. 2020.

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Looks like #Romeo May be joining the #BadBoys3 crew! Are y’all here for it, #Roomies!?

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