In talking about the “nerve-racking” process of putting the exhibition together, the Toronto rapper explained how the music video and song fell apart. “That’s kind of behind us. That was two projects ago,” Drake started. “There was a remix that 40 [Noah Shebib] was working on. He has a really personal relationship with a lot of those guys from Wu-Tang, and me and [A$AP] Rocky were working on a video at one point in Harlem, and it was cool, but with schedules and all that, different things came into play and we never really got to finish, which is not something I recommend. You should always try and finish your music video.”
“Wu Tang Forever” is the only Drizzy track featured in his art exhibition, which pairs music with several different art pieces and is curated by the Toronto rapper. Another interesting note is that Rihanna happens to be the only female artist whose music was used for the collaboration.
The RiRi selection is just a coincidence, Drake said. “I just went where my mind took me,” he explained. “I guess it’s ironic that there’s one female musician, but to me, I just picked the songs that I listened to, you know? When it comes to male and female musicians, I feel like these records that I chose are records that are constantly on a playlist of mine, and I feel like the one female artist that is on the playlist is able to make songs that guys can vibe to. She’s good at that. She’s got that talent.”
Drake’s Sotheby’s exhibition runs through June 12.
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