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

Dec 19th, 2013 // Comment
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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.

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