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Drake is putting the finishing touches on his sophomore album, Take Care, and also getting ready to hit the road in support of the project with Kendrick Lamar and A$AP Rocky on his Club Paradise tour.
The decision to not put any Young Money artists on the tour has led to speculation that Drake is unhappy with the label and preparing to leave for greener pastures after Take Care drops.
In a new interview with MTV the Canadian rapper insists that's not the case.
"I never really know where those rumors stem from, it's crazy. You can read my interviews and tell I'm not scared to say what I feel," Drake said. "I'm really happy at Young Money; I really don't want to go anywhere. Me and Wayne have a great relationship. At the end of the day, that's my boss. I'm his soldier. I'm cool with that. I'm good with that. That's the role I want to play. He put me here."
Regarding the tour, Drake says timing played a role in no YM artists hitting the road with him.
"I wanna bring Kendrick, I wanna bring A$AP. Those are guys I love. It has nothing to do with people on my label. It's just Tyga's out--Nicki's working on an album," Drake explained. "And everybody else is doing their thing on the road with Wayne, or with Wayne in the studio. So I just showcase the music that I happen to love right now."
Drizzy's answer is similar to the one he gave last year when he excluded Young Money from his Away From Home tour.
"I didn't want to stick anybody in my opening slot," he told MTV in April 2010. "Nicki Minaj is a superstar, so to ask her to be on [the tour], unless we split the tour and both had equal time ... Gudda, same thing. Gudda has his own things going on. They're my friends, my family, I just don't feel comfortable being like, 'You wanna come open for me?' It's a weird thing. But I love 'em all. They're all doing great things."
Do you think Drake is being honest when he says he's happy at Young Money?