Drake is speaking out about the bizarre tweets Amanda Bynes has sent his way, calling the messages "a little weird and disturbing."
The former Nickelodeon actress, on an extended, involuntary psychiatric hold stemming from a July 22 incident in which she started a small fire in a stranger's driveway and ignited her own pants, has professed her love for the rapper on more than one occasion. In some of her posts, she said he was "a hot fellow," while in another, more vulgar tweet, she stated that she wanted him "to murder my vagina."
However, it seemed to be a love-hate relationship, with Bynes later saying the 26-year-old hip-hop star's eyes looked as if he had Down Syndrome and calling him "ugly," as she has been prone to declare of anyone she didn't agree with.
The situation remained one-sided until now. Drake, real name Aubrey Drake Brown, addressed Bynes' commentary in the 16th-anniversary issue of XXL magazine, leading to the Sept. 17 release of his third album, "Nothing Was the Same."
"I don't even know who is doing that or what that's about," Drake told the mag. "If that is her, I guess it's a little weird and disturbing."
Certainly the rapper is used to praise and fanaticism by now, but in this case that it was coming from a celebrity further exacerbated the visibility factor.
"It's obviously a behavioral pattern that is way bigger than me," he added. "Whoever is behind it, whether it's her or somebody else, they know people are paying attention so they keep it going."
Bynes' parents, Rick and Lynn Bynes, filed to place a conservatorship on the "Easy A" star in late July for them help make her basic decisions after a long string of run-ins with the law, including a few fender benders and a DUI arrest in Los Angeles and drug charges in New York. A hearing has been set for Friday, which is when Bynes is set to be released from the psychiatric hold, according to Us Weekly.
Drake, who said in the XXL article that he idolized Kanye West, rose to fame in his native Canada on a young adult TV show called "Degrassi: The Next Generation" and it shaped much of who he's become.
"Do I think that if I didn't have, for lack of a better term, a unique look about me, if I was from somewhere in America and if I hadn't been on a kids TV show, would I be as famous? I don't know, man. Honestly, I don't think so," he said.
"I was just some young kid on a TV show. And I haven’t become anything else while I've been in this position. It's not like I got here and was like, 'Oh, got to switch up my image.' I don't wake up nervous. I feel like maybe a lot of these guys do. How old are you, really? What is your background, really? What have you really done in the drug game, in the thug game?"
Are you listening, Amanda?
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