In a recent interview with MTV, Drake has spoken out about his label boss Lil’ Wayne‘s jail time, and the state of Young Money Entertainment. Drake backs up his verse from his new single “Over,” (the interview was shot during the making of it’s music video) in which he claims he’s “making sure the Young Money ship is never sinking,” explaining that he spoke to Weezy before he entered prison and told him he’d take over the reins until Wayne‘s return. Lil’ Wayne, who is currently serving a one year sentence at New York‘s Riker’s Island for the illegal possession of a firearm, should be fine in prison, according to Drake, and is a strong enough individual to come out of prison and get right back to work. With the world still waiting for Drake‘s first official full length album, I suppose we’ll see if Drake can put his money where his mouth is, but it seems that he has the confidence to take the pressure of keeping Young Money afloat. Check below for a few quotes from Drake, and a video of the interview with MTV.
“I’m gonna do everything I told him I would do, what I said in the song: keep us afloat till he gets back…You won’t even notice he’s gone. Promise.”
“Lil Wayne is a legend, I could never classify Wayne as victim. He’s too strong to me. Wayne is who he wants to be. People don’t understand. It’s really not an act. Lil Wayne is a character you’ll rarely run across, probably for the existence of human beings. He is that guy. He is Lil Wayne for a reason. He’s a rock star, a visionary, a workaholic. He doesn’t function like anybody I know. He’s a rare breed.
“I don’t think fame really has anything to do with his situation, We take precautions. All of us do. To be in the public eye and to be envied and have people who hate you and never have met you or have people who love you and tattoo your face on their body and never have met you, it’s an odd feeling for anybody. It’s a rush [for me]. I love it. It gets weird sometimes. So it’s just personal choices we all make. I never felt that threatened. I’m not sure what’s going through his head at the time. But Wayne has a reason for everything, always. I trust in Wayne. I believe in Wayne. He’s gonna be all right.”