Love and relationships are an emotional safe place for Drake, but these days the rapper is "single and ready to mingle," as he said on The Ellen DeGeneres Show today. The 26-year-old star has been romantically linked to Rihanna, Tyra Banks and Nicki Minaj among others, yet only one seems to have been a real relationship. "Great girl," he said of Rih Rih. "We had our moment. Always support and have love for her."
Minaj, whom he jokingly married a few years ago, is "like family." Although the two haven't "shared an intimate moment," they have forged a strong bond over the years. "I love Nicki with all my heart," Drake gushed.
Among his most high-profile outings was with Banks, 39. He and the supermodel-turned-mogul were spotted out last year. "It was just one date," he affirmed. "We went to Disneyland in disguise, actually, which was fun."
To this day, he's still not sure if their trip to the "Happiest Place on Earth" was strictly platonic. "I don't know if it was a date," he confessed. "It was like a get together. We're close as well."
Single or taken, the Canadian transplant doesn't have much free time these days with an album release and a tour to focus on. With less than a week before his highly anticipated LP drop, in fact, some fans may have reached their boiling point. The album has leaked and Black Twitter has unleashed a fury of related memes. And the love turned violent at a promotional pop-up shop giving away free Drake merchandise in New York City, where a fight broke out.
Also suffering a slight hiccup is his Would You Like a Tour. The jaunt was recently pushed back "due to an intense rehearsal schedule and technical production requirements that will be part of the show," his rep said in a press release.
The Grammy-winner will now begin the run on Oct. 18 in Pittsburgh.
Nothing Was the Same drops next Tuesday (Sept. 24).
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Nothing Was the Same is due out next Tuesday (Sept. 24).
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