Nov 09, 2011 12:00AM

Drake Hates Tumblr

And how you can be a telepath too if you're on Twitter.

Given that Drake's new album, Take Care, was leaked online yesterday, we can hardly blame the guy for not being the biggest fan of The Internet right now - except that Drake is completely unfazed by the album leak, and is hating on Tumblr and Twitter instead. The 25 year-old hip-hop artist thinks Tumblr is a sad testament to our vicarious culture, while Twitter gives him the Sookie Stackhouse complex (read: why is everyone complaining about being able to read minds?!) We've got to hand it to him though, because the guy's got a point! Although I do sympathise with the die-hard Drake fans who have dedicated Tumblr sites in his name - for the Fuck Yeah Dizzy Drakes out there, we feel your pain - it's about time someone stood up and questioned the madness pervading the Internet. Posting on his blog October's Very Own, Drake said:

"I'm really scared for my generation, you know. The thing that scares me most is Tumblr. I hate what Tumblr has become. Because it like, it reminds me of those clique-y girls in high school that used to make fun of everyone and define what was cool, but in five years, when you all graduate, that shit doesn't matter. No one gives a fuck about that shit."

As Drake points out, Tumblr used to be about individual expression, but it seems to have become overrun by metaphorical teenage girls wanting to claim that they are cooler than thou. Screw individual expression, a lot of Tumblr sites have become a veritable popularity contest.

"Instead of kids going out and making their own moments, they're just taking these images and living vicariously through other people's moments. 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."

Not only is the culture of simulation concerning though, but the fetishism of cutting and other such dangerous practices promoted on certain Tumblr sites surely cannot be a healthy thing:

That said, there are plenty of awesome Tumblr sites out there and lots of users who are still interested in individual creative expression (us included). Good on Drake, though, for bringing attention to all the posers giving Tumblr a bad rep. Shame he had to post about it on the Internet, though, the irony of it almost distracts from the validity of his argument.

As for his Twitter concerns, someone might need to refer Drake to a shrink if he really thinks that Twitter is the same as telepathy. Sure, there's a lot of mental vomit on Twitter but come on, reading minds, really?! A Twitter user himself, Drake claimed that "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."

I wonder how many people are 'thinking' about Drake's Tumblr rant on Twitter right now...

Rosie Dalton

Latest


Zola Jesus On How The Evil Of Throbbing Gristle Changed Her Life

Plus, listen to Diplo's new remix of her song 'Go (Blank Sea)'.


Exclusive: Friendships Remix Milwaukee Banks 'Pluto Bounce'

From their new Rose Water Remixes EP.


Google Removes Sites Linking To Nude Jennifer Lawrence Photos

It took a month and two tries to get the job done.


Russian Artist Cuts Ear Off In Naked Protest

Same guy that nailed his scrotum to Red Square that time.


RIP: Former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam Dies At 98

One of Australia's most significant political figures.


NZ Folk Singer Aldous Harding's Guide To The Internet

Featuring Hank Williams, dogs, books and drag.


Watch Shabazz Palaces' New Video 'Motion Sickness'

'Life's a b*tch, treat her good or she'll get you back."


Watch Lana Del Rey Perform At A Cemetery In LA

Performing 'Shades of Cool' for the first time live.


Inflatable 'Tree' Vandalised By Parisian Douchebags

This is why we can't have nice things.


Listen To Drake's New Track 'How About Now'

Dropped on Soundcloud by some teenager.


New Indigenous Art Show Celebrates The Next Generation [Interview]

Artist Noni Cragg x Desert Designs' Caroline Sundt-Wels in conversation.


John Kilar's New Orleans

Snapshots from the South.


Album That Changed My Life: Sui Zhen's Soul Connection

Let Intrigue Record's 'Rough n' Ready' change yours too!


Copy Cat Halloween: The Most Stylish Killers In Film

OhLike's guide to classy, killer costumes.


Des'ree's 'Life' Yields 5 Hidden Haikus

Discover the meaning of 'Life'.


Attn Shoppers: Apple Pay Launche$ Next Monday

In the US. If you have an iPhone 6.


Here's A Definitive List Of What's 'Cool' According To Teenagers

#squats, vaping, Sketchers. Via Reddit, duh.