Kanye West 'getting fat' before Drake inspiration
Kanye West was "getting fat" before he was inspired by Drake.
The 37-year-old musician revealed although the 'Hold On, We're Going Home' hitmaker is a musical competitor, he helped him to get back into the studio because he realised he needed to up his game after hearing Drake's new collection, 'If You're Reading This It's Too Late'.
He admitted: "I look at Drake as an amazing sparring partner.
"Someone who's like, 'Come on, man, get back up!' Bow! 'Get back up! What's up, bro? What you doing?'
"I was sitting there getting fat. Sitting back, just knocked everybody out. And then this guy hits the gym, he's just running around like, bow, 14 hits, same as Paul McCartney. I'm like, Whoa. OK. Let me go to the studio, then. Let's see what's happening. Let me get these lyrics up. Let me see what's happening. So, that's where we at right now, that's where you getting these records from."
However, the 'All Day' rapper - who is expected to release his new album 'So Help Me God' later this year - insisted he wouldn't describe his relationship with the 28-year-old star as a rivalry because they have mutual respect.
Speaking to French website Clique, he said: "I think healthy competition is better than rivalry.
"I think rivalry becomes a cancer; it becomes like termites in your health. I think healthy competition is something where you appreciate how hard this person goes."