Drake alluded to a future ‘graceful exit’ from the music industry during a new interview with rapper Lil Yachty.
The 36-year-old Hotline Bling rapper mentioned that he was starting to consider a graceful exit though he didn’t give a timetable for such an exit.
‘Well, I think on a broader scale, I think I’m at the point now where I just wanna — I feel like maybe we talked about this the other day — but I feel like I’m kind of introducing the concept in my mind of a graceful exit,’ he told the 25-year-old Broccoli rapper.
The interview, posted to Yachty’s YouTube channel, continued with Drake adding, ‘I feel like a lot of people that I’ve watched as the years have gone on, it’s a really addictive competitive space. Oftentimes you’re addicted to the competition itself.’
‘I’m not ready now, but to gracefully continue making projects that are extremely interesting and hopefully cherished by people, and then to find the right time to say, “I can’t wait to see what the next generation does,”‘ he explained.
‘I’ll still be around to work with people or do a show here or there, but I’m not going to force myself to compete,’ Drake added. ‘I would love to just see what the next generation does, whenever that time is. So, I guess that’s the one thing that I want for myself really badly.’
Drake last came out with a full-length album last year titled Her Loss. The collaborative album was made with 21 Savage.
The One Dance rapper stayed busy last year, also releasing a solo album titled Honestly, Nevermind.
Even if he decides to walk away from the music industry, Drake has a number of other projects outside of it to work on.