Drake Says Social Media Is Destroying His Generation

By Allen Starbury  |  11/08/2011

DrakeWith Drake's sophomore album, Take Care, leaking more than a week before its November 15th release date, the Canadian rap star is realizing the new digital world we're living in.

After hearing of its leak, Drizzy tweeted (@Drake), "I am not sure if the album leaked. But if it did thank god it doesn't happen a month early anymore. Listen, enjoy it, buy it if you like it ... and take care until next time."

Although he shared his thoughts about the leak on Twitter, in a recent interview with The Source, Drake revealed that he "hates social media" ... because it's destroying his generation.

The rapper says people's obsession with Twitter and Tumblr will damage to future generations of internet-centric teens, living vicariously through their idols.

"I'm really scared for my generation, you know? The thing that scares me most is Tumblr. I hate what Tumblr has become," Drake told the mag. "Because it like, it reminds me of those cliquey girls in high school that used to make fun of everyone else and define what was cool, but in five years, when you all graduate, that sh** doesn't matter. No one gives a f*** about that sh**.

"Instead of kids going out and making their own moments, they're just taking these images and living vicariously through other people's moments," he continued. "It just kills me. Then you'll meet them and they're just the biggest turkey in the world. They don't actually embody any of those things. They just emulate. It's scary man, simulation life that we're living. It scares me."

Besides Tumblr's contribution to his zombie hoard of Internet-obsessed fans, Drake also cited Twitter as the culprit as well.

"I remember the day my mom was getting surgery and someone came on Twitter and they were like, 'Yo, Drake, I hope your mom dies.' ... Like, you know you're going to see something bad. Out of 1,000 compliments, it's so crazy," Drake explained. "It's basically, like, when you used to sit there as a kid, and want to know what everyone is thinking. That's your superpower. [Twitter is] knowing what everyone is thinking."

Drake may not like social media, but he remains active on Twitter. He takes short breaks, but regular updates his timeline for nearly 4 million followers.