Drake: ‘Will Smith made me realise I don’t know what love is’

Rapper opens up about his feelings ahead of new album 'Nothing Was The Same'

Drake has said that a chat with actor Will Smith made him realise that he did not understand the true meaning of love.

The rapper, who will release new album ‘Nothing Was The Same’ later this year, told GQ: “I had lunch the other day with someone I extremely look up to. OK – I had lunch with Will Smith, and listening to him talk, it made me think I don’t know what love is. He said something profound. He said love is when you become one and you need that person. It’s not about wanting anymore, you need that person. Hearing that, I don’t know if I’ve ever felt that way.”

Elaborating on the emotions on his new album, he added: “I’ve held women in very high regard almost to the point where I felt like I needed them for a very long time, but I don’t know if I comprehend it yet, and I’m okay with that. I’ve made a lot of music about love being the only thing I’m missing. I think this is the first album I’ve made saying, I’m OK. I’m enjoying it right now. Maybe this is my time to grind it out, make a run for it and add some memories with my boys.”

Earlier this year Drake revealed ‘Girls Love Beyoncé’, the third new track he has released in 2013 following ‘Started From The Bottom’ and ‘5AM In Toronto’. In the track he talks up his success, saying that he will make it onto the Forbes rich list this year, and lamenting his fellow rappers for copying him, claiming “every song sounds like Drake featuring Drake.”

Drake’s last studio album, ‘Take Care’, was released in November 2011.