Drake Talks That Talk About “Mind-Blowing” Rihanna & “Ideal Woman” Nicki Minaj

Drake has made plenty of “Headlines” — not only with his Take Care single of that name, but also for his romantic entanglements with some of today’s hottest pop artists. The Google Music performer’s much-publicized fling with Rihanna was short-lived (despite rumors of a more recent rekindling), and MTV has been wondering about the nature of his friendship with Nicki Minaj. (Both ladies appear on his new album.) Now the lonely sleeper has opened up to The Daily Beast about his love for these ladies and more. Find out what he said below.

About his leading lady featured on Take Care‘s title track, Drake says:  “I came straight from Toronto, just a kid that was trying to get out of my mom’s house, and the first person I meet is a girl that’s the biggest person you could possibly meet at my age. So I meet her and it was just mind-blowing. I couldn’t believe she’d even want to talk to me. I read some interview where they painted me as so sad and heartbroken, but we’re cool. I was never torn apart by that situation.”

Then, regarding his “Made Me Proud” songbird: “If there’s any woman in my life that’s the ideal woman for me, it’s definitely Nicki. I like the stripped-down Nicki. I like Nicki with no makeup, black hair, some casual clothes in a recording booth rapping an amazing verse. That’s sexy to me. I know some great women, but all jokes aside, Nicki is somebody I could spend my life with because I think we understand each other.”

Read the full piece at The Daily Beast.