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Drake credits his mother with career success

Canadian hitmaker Drake has revealed that his mother is responsible for his success because she has always been encouraging and supportive of his music. 

Speaking to the Huffington Post about her influence on his life, the 'Take Care' superstar explained: "My mother is an incredible woman. I talk about her a lot on this album. She's brought me to this point single-handedly ... She's the most important person in my life."

He even revealed that the GRAMMY he won for Best Rap Album now sits proudly in his mother's house: "It's in her kitchen now. One day she's going to put some shelves up in her house and start displaying some stuff."

Drake added that writing emotional songs sets him apart from his contemporaries because he isn't afraid to be honest and in touch with his feelings: "I'm just being me, and part of being me is being in touch with emotion. That's all I write about. If I didn't write about my emotions, I don't know what else I would write about."

"I'd make songs about generic things that nobody could relate to and I probably wouldn't be in this position that I'm in right now. I'm emotional, yeah, I guess. Let that be the worst thing in my life, please, not something like drug charges and God knows what else."



Watch his new music video for 'Hold On, We're Going Home' below:


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