Drake recently spoke on taking advantage of being sidelined after collapsing on-stage last month alongside Lil Wayne and having to stay home by re-connecting with his Canadian fanbase as he prepares his Thank Me Later debut.
Despite his mainstream popularity, Drizzy said he felt it was necessary to remind his hometown fans of the homage and respect he maintains for them.
“[This is] giving me a chance to come home,” Drake said in an interview. “With the series of events that have happened since I’ve been home, I’ve finally got my first place in Toronto by myself, which has been an amazing experience. I’ve gotten to see a lot of friends. We did that Toronto show. We had an amazing night — That and the music I started making. I finally made peace with my city. And that was important for me to start this album, because I didn’t feel peace here. I was starting to come home and feel like everybody was staring at me weird. I was starting to feel a little paranoid. A couple things will happen, people will try to check on you. And you just get to the point where it’s like, ‘I don’t feel comfortable at home.’ That’s a bad thing, especially when Toronto inspires so much of the music that I make.”
The rapper recently announced the date for his upcoming knee surgery via a Twitter message.
“In the studio…,” he wrote Monday (August 17) morning. “working on Thank Me Later…magic…surgery September 8th! Then we’re back in business”