Drake On Declining XXL Freshmen Cover

Squeeze the juice out of your headphones and listen to Drake explain why he and Nicki Minaj declined appearing on XXL‘s upcoming freshmen 10 cover. No social promotions here.

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  • http://www.stereocool.net Jay Fingers

    I’m not mad at that at all.

  • SethP

    Ha. “All for the Love”

  • Master P’s Theatre

    What accent does Drake have? They don’t talk like that in Toronto.

  • B.Dot

    ^
    *dead*

  • teejay

    @master p

    Not everyone from new orleans speaks with a bayou accent homie

  • I Beez Tha Boss!

    I sense a cocky ass vibe off this dude, i hope he’s not getting complacent because of the whole grammy performance and jay-z/celebrity cosigns.

  • Moose

    Gotta give him the credit. LOL He just did something Hov would’ve done

  • B.Dot

    ^
    ditto. i woulda been on the cover off GP

  • Elemer Fudd

    I Beez Tha Boss! says:
    Wednesday, February 24 2010 at 6:02 PM EST
    I sense a cocky ass vibe off this dude, i hope he’s not getting complacent because of the whole grammy performance and jay-z/celebrity cosigns.

    Sure is. This is the main reason why many hate on him. He being something he ain’t for one, easy to read him. Rappers are cocky by nature but his come across as if he a legend already, thru rhymes and attitude. SMH

    • yo dumb ass

      4 years later and hes a fucking megastar.. people be sleep on Drake lol

  • http://thetruthrenaissance.wordpress.com bap2313

    I see you in the background Nupe! Yo!

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  • BIG DOG

    Good Job Drake!…Because who Yall (I mean industry insiders) Say is gonna blow up next year is from yall personal opinions. friends and Industry data, which has NOTHING to do with how the General Public are gonna feel about them!…This i y yall industy insiders look like Haters and Bandwagoners because the people yall pick to blow up DONT BLOW UP!! and the ones yall dont DO!! Plus like i said b4…DRAKE wouldv been too easy to Pick, so im glad him and Nikki opted out!…GoodNIGHT!!!!

  • http://threefoureighty.clipz-status.com/ Reasy F.

    Well that answers that question.

  • tre05

    fuk this herb ass nigga! go back to NICKELODEON on your degrassi show nigga…u dont belong out here in hiphop with the wolves

    • yo dumb ass

      you looking stupid as fuck… stay in your place

  • R.O.E.

    He said always Jordan’s but he did his entire promo tour rockin the same Yeezy’s *confused face*

  • koa29

    OJ Da Juiceman is on the XXL Top 10 Freshman…..shit just lost ALLLLL credibility…

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  • Interscope Employee

    whoa!!! thats cocky as fuck!!!! I can see Drake doing that biggest he’s already an established artist (with no album?) …but Nicki declined??? lol thats not gonna help her promote her shit, cuz they sure aint puttin her on any cover anytime soon…

  • life

    drake id right he no longer a freshman got a couple of hits records under his belt xxl need to give him cover by himself

  • mac DIESEL

    LIL WAYNE GOT THESE LIL SHITS ON SYZZURP!!!! THIS NIGGA AIN’T GONNA REALIZE WUT A BAD DECISION HE MADE GOIN’ TO CASH MONEY TILL THAT ALBUM FLOP IN HIS FACE!!!! THE ONLY CHECK HE GONNA CASH IS THAT REALITY CHECK!!!! SHOULDA WENT INDEPENDENT OR WIT ANOTHER LABEL!!!!! SUCKA!!!!

    N NICKI MINAJ… WUT CAN I SAY BUT JUMP-OFF!!!! THAT ABOUT IT!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

    • Eman the Heartbreak

      4 years later…you’re still wrong. Sorry

  • FUZE

    FUCK XXL!! THEY BEEN CORNY SINCE YN LEFT

  • AyJay

    What a laimo u see this buster throwin gang signs? He gonna get caught up fuckin with wayne.

  • Ty

    When you have yet to drop an a album you are still a freshman. I don’t care what your mixtape did.

    Dude has came up in the game and has been shown a whole lot of love, most of which remains to be seen if he deserves it or not. This nigga was at the Grammy’s off the strength of a mixtape, has more cosigns than than a nigga with a foreclosure on his record and is the poster boy for “next up” for almost every kind of media. With all that said he still has it in him to hold petty grudges and “return favors” to the few that wanted to see more before they plopped him on the cover?

    Get over yourself and count your blessings dude. You haven’t earned ANY of this yet.

  • Will

    wow i mean he controls what Nicki Do now Nicki getting on that cover would be big for her Cuz need to accept all the honors he get and e humble turn kanye before ya Album he shouldve been on there last year but Still nigga dont turn down publicity my nigga

    and Nicki need that promotion Man that nigga drake is the nigga with The Sideburns real talk everywhere you go he with Nicki and now cuz speaking on her behalf

  • Will

    yea I cosign TY

    dude yo album aint out yet and you came out emptyhanded at the grammies and yell you was nominated but so was Motherfuccing LMAO and Im On a Boat nigga need to take what they give to him if yo album not out yet you a freshmen whereas niggas like Oj The Juice who album is already out shouldnt be on there

  • Will

    and to the people who say he deserve a cover by himself i wouldnt expect one I mean if Kanye was invited as a freshmen he wouldve been on that shit and so would Jay if this was 96 and Dead Presidents was out hell yea he would be on that cover

    this is sort of like Lebron saying aint no competition in the dunk contest its true but still nigga you suppose to let the fans decide not yourself

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  • http://rapradar.com MAY THE LORD STRIKE WACK RAPPERS WITH LIGHTNING

    COCKY ASS WHITE BOY, THINKS HE’S A LEGEND. SMDH. YOUNG MONEY KILLED HIP-HOP, NIGGA GETTIN’ SUCKED INTO HIS OWN HYPE. THIS NIGGA FAR FROM THE BEST. INTERSCOPE BITCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    FUCK THE JUDAS’S OF THE WORLD!!!!!

  • http://ddf.com g-unot

    once ya’ll here the new album u can shut the fuck up

  • boom

    ^^^^^^^^
    Once you spell “HEAR” correctly…You can do the same.

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  • http://www.sundayhhtimes.blogspot.com The Editor

    DRAKWE sold 300k of a mixtape at $5 a whop, that 1.5M his contract was for what, now off what he said adn did off the album, Universal put no money up for it, it was done, they did marketing, what 100k not really, no TV ads, just radio, magazine, and Internet, two grammy nods, massive features on big albums, Mary & Hov alone is a great look

    Young Money album
    Birdman Album
    Blue print 3
    Stronger; Mary
    Rebirth; Lil Wayne

    i say he kind of proved something already, outsold Cudi, who had new material, is not Pop shy and had an incredible hit that led to everything from Modeling to HB Freakin O, to say Drake has not made it do what it do, is nuts, and lets not forget that Country Wide Tour, dude did over a 100 dates last year, YM Tour, included

    DRAKE’S UP NEXT, SEE WHAT HE DO WITH IT

    THE EDITOR

  • Will

    @ tHE eDITOR

    DIDNT THIS NIGGA MISS LIKE HALF OF THAT TOUR BECUZ HE FELL ON STAGE

  • ultimate sharingan user

    Sales dont mean somebody is better than someone else. Tha carter 3 is the best selling album since Michael Jackson Bad, im pretty sure, but he is no where near Em, jay, Nas, Mos Def, and others.

    Fuck Drake.
    J. Cole Best Freshmen of 2010

  • Consignment

    @ The Editor

    I’m not even a Drake fan, but I know he’s about to kill shit. He’s going to sell @least 450-500k in his first week. All the kids and chicks are waiting on Drake. This kid has a chance to make it happen.

  • Asin

    He’s right. 100%. They didn’t put him on when he really was a freshman and he’s had more success than all of the people who were on that cover. I’m glad he turned that shit down. That just goes to show, motherfuckers will look over you forever until somebody else says you’re good.

  • http://www.goldicecircuitry.com IT’SWHATISAID

    I must Co-sign the Consignment!

    Drake’s definitely going to put up big numbers. Let’s not forget his rise – before the celebrity co-signs. He built his thing from the ground up. He’s got a working masterplan.

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  • Musssy

    I dont think that Drake is being selfish or big-headed here. Judging from the interview it’s not hard to comprehend that if there was a freshmen cover when Drake WAS actually a freshmen then all of this would have been avoided, but come on be honest. How are you gonna put an artist with the biggest buzz since 50 in 03; on a list with some no named kids. He just sold half a million copies of an EP that contained 80% old stuff