After releasing his critically acclaimed Let’s Start Here album, Lil Yachty has now turned his attention to his sunglasses brand, FUTUREMOOD. Promoting his emerging imprint, Lil Yachty launched FUTUREMOOD‘s “A Moody Conversation” by tapping Drake for a candid interview.
During the chat, the two artists went back and forth in the engaging conversation but an interesting moment came when Drake shared that he’s been mulling “a graceful exit.” At the 5:50 mark, the Canadian artist begins to discuss the idea after being asked about what there is “to even search for or want” anymore. “Well, I think like on a broader scale, I think I’m at the point now where I just wanna, like—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, said Drake.”
Clarifying that he doesn’t necessarily mean retiring from the music industry altogether. “I’ll still be around to like, you know, work with people or do a show here or there, but I’m not going to like, force myself to compete…So I guess that’s the one thing that I want for myself really badly.”
Drake ended the moment by pointing to those whom he believes are “addicted to the competition itself” pointing towards a need. “Sometimes it’ll baffle you, like why are these people still making attempts at trying to be present in the space? And then you’ll realize they probably, their needs and desires and their soul was probably fed for so long off of being a guy, or the guy, that they can’t let it go.”
Ending with a note that he doesn’t see his exit anytime soon, intending to find the exact right time to do so. “I’m not ready now, but to gracefully continue making projects that are extremely, like, interesting and hopefully cherished by people. And then to find the right time to say like, ‘I can’t wait to see what the next generation does.”
Watch Lil Yachty’s FUTUREMOOD “A Moody Conversation” interview with Drake above.