Drake seems to hop on whatever the hottest trend is when it comes to music, but recently in a sit down for an interview in the .U.K. with BBC 1Xtra’s Tiffany Calver, he addressed accusations from some that he is a culture vulture.
"I hate that people think that, like, me being into music from these kids who are trying to make it and trying to build a name for themselves, it's like, 'Oh, that's some culture vulture.' What does that even mean?" Drake said.
"I don't understand what that means. Would you rather me not acknowledge anything or support? That's some real confused hater shit. It is what it is. I see it a lot. I'll never understand how supporting someone's song or going a step further and giving someone a song, linking up, I'll never understand how that's not viewed as something admirable.
"It was Wiley that said that. I just said his name cause I felt like that was some goofy sh*t. But yeah, I just didn't like that. Like what are you talking about?"
He is, of course, referring to U.K. Grime artist Wiley. Drake has fallen in love with the U.K. and spends a considerable amount of time there and collabs with the artists. But people are offended when Drake then appears to adopt the local slang and change his accent. He has done with same with Jamaican artists also.
"It's actually funny because I think when I first came in the industry, I think I felt this pressure to, 'Be American' and sound American," he said. "I think now that we are all so proud to be from Toronto, we start talking more like how we talk."