Drake is simply full of surprises. Just a few days after randomly (and wonderfully) appearing at an unannounced London show with Skepta and Giggs, he has now popped up in an interview on Beats 1 with DJ Semtex. Only it wasn't just any interview... it was among the most revealing and brutally honest exposés from the rapper in recent memory.

First and foremost is Drake's stinging critique of the Grammys. The interview was initially conducted the day after the controversial ceremony which may account for the sharpness of his words, but his points remain valid. "I won two awards last night, but I don’t even want them, because it just feels weird for some reason," he says, before elaborating that "Even though "Hotline Bling" is not a rap song... the only category they can manage to fit me in is a rap category. Maybe because I’ve rapped in the past or because I’m black, I can’t figure out why."

Drake also sheds light on his serious beef with Meek Mill, a battle that both rappers have been engaged in for literal years. "I thought this was three months in the making. When I dropped "Charged Up," just to kinda see what the preparation level was, I realized 'oh wow you’re not ready'" he says in relation to the onset of their feud. But it is not something he takes pride in, as he went on to say that "It’s not something that I’m proud of because it took just as much of an emotional toll on me."

Read the full transcript of Drake's interview over on DJ Semtex's website.

Revisit the video for "Hotline Bling" below.

In other music news, Lana Del Rey has released a new song titled "Love." Listen to it right here.

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