Drake: 'I'm sick of people saying I'm lonely and emotional'

Singer insists his life is much less 'depressing' than his music might suggest

Drake: 'I'm sick of people saying I'm lonely and emotional'

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Drake has insisted that his life is not the "sad, depressing story" that many fans assume.

In an extensive interview with Canada's CBC Radio, the singer sought to underline the difference between his often sad and melancholic music and his actual day-to-day life.

"I'm so sick of people saying that I'm like lonely and emotional, and associating me with this like longing for a woman," he explained. "I hate that, it bothers me so much... ’cos I do make music that makes you feel something, but I'm actually not that guy in real life, I'm happy... I'm very excited, my life is constantly exciting; it's not some sad depressing story."

Drake then added: "As far as the soundscapes go, that's just the music that I chose to make, I make music strictly for the purpose of driving at nighttime."

During the interview, Drake also claimed that he would get more attention from the media and music fans if he had a more fiery, attention-seeking personality.

"What really bothers me the most is the fact that sometimes I don't feel like I get enough credit or I don't make a big enough impact because I'm not a loose cannon in situations like this where we're doing a one-on-one interview," he explained. "People just want me to go off more and lose my composure, and then that way I guess I would make more headlines or be more iconic. But that's not me. I'm a naturally poised individual."

Drake's third studio album, 'Nothing Was The Same', came out on September 24 and debuted at Number One on the US Billboard 200 albums chart and at Number Two on the UK's Official Albums Chart - his highest position yet in the UK.

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