Drake, Canadian rapper, has acknowledged Wizkid, Nigerian singer, for the success of their collaborative single ‘One Dance’.
In a two-hour interview with Rap Radar, a rap blog owned by Elliott Wilson, American journalist, Drake touched on accusations that his music is meant for a variety of cultures and music styles.
The award-winning rapper also talked about his past relationship with Serena Williams, his beef with Pusha T, and reconciling with Meek Mill among a host of other topics.
Drake talks about getting inspiration from Wizkid on Tidal's RapRadar. pic.twitter.com/LIAwEyJa82— Africa Facts Zone (@AfricaFactsZone) December 26, 2019
Speaking about his hit single with Wizkid and Kyla, Drake said he is not a “culture vulture” — which means he doesn’t appreciate cultures but support them and give opportunity to people in that culture.
“The definition of appropriating a culture is not supporting that culture, doing songs with people who are deeply rooted in that culture, giving opportunity to people who are in that culture,” Drake said.
“That’s not appropriating. Appropriating is taking it for your own personal gain and denying that it was ever inspired from this. That’s the true disservice that somebody could do to the UK, to dancehall, to afrobeats.”
Watch the full interview below:
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