Drake Covers The Race Issue Of ‘VIBE’: Prejudice, Kanye West & His Competition

Mike Wass / December 19, 2013

Drake is one of two black superstars (the other being comedian Kevin Hart) chosen to front VIBE magazine’s race issue, which hits newsstands in January. Looking defiant in a tight close-up on the bold cover, Drizzy opens up about racism in America as well as Kanye West and his (non-existent) competition.

“The racism I experienced was being Jewish,” Drizzy explains in the accompanying interview. “Jewish kids didn’t understand how I could be black and Jewish… it was just stupid, annoying rich kids that were close-minded and mean.”

He’s just as frank when evaluating the rest of the rap game, naming Kanye West as his only competition: “My competition is nobody else, by the way. It’s just me and ‘Ye.” Take that Kendrick Lamar.

Do you agree with Drizzy’s summation of hip-hop’s hierarchy? Have your say in the comments below.

Get an eyeful of even more pop music coverage, from artist interviews to exclusive performances, on Idolator’s YouTube channel.