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Drake Calls Lil Wayne & Nicki Minaj Icons

Posted By on October 12, 2011

     Drake recently spoke with the Big Boy's Neighborhood radio show where he discussed Lil Wayne's albums sales, Weezy and Nicki Minaj being music icons and much more.

“That’s the other thing too that I notice about my team members is they’re so iconic, you know? I’m more of an individual,” Drake explained. “Nicki is such a character and Wayne is such a character there’s people that dress up like them for Halloween. There’s people that wanna talk like them, be like them, get tattoos like Wayne, and do their hair like Nicki. I mean they’re so iconic. That’s also something I always try to push myself with my music cause I feel like that’s the only way I can be iconic. I’m just sort of a more stripped down individual as far as image wise so that’s always something I pay attention to.”

     With Lil Wayne selling over a million copies of his new "Carter IV" album, Drake said he was far from surprised by the numbers.

“I just knew man. I just knew wow, he’s an icon man. That’s iconic status because you know a lot of people would argue that it wasn’t as big as Carter III was,” said Drake. “There was no ‘Lollipop,’ there was no ‘A Milli’…It wasn’t that clicking moment like ‘Woah, this is the guy.’ It was like another one. It was like okay, he’s confirmed as the guy and he’s gonna put out another project and is it gonna be as exciting? Like that’s what I talk about, keeping excitement and obviously Wayne kept their attention man. He kept that excitement going because it takes a lot to put that many people in the stores. That is serious.”

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