Published Dec 23, 2011The past few years have seen fans go bananas over T-dot rap sensation Drake, but things got especially crazy last week when pictures surfaced of a California woman who had the spitter's name tattooed across her forehead. A recent interview with Drizzy reveals that he's flattered, confused and kind of angry at the tributary ink job.
"I want to meet her and understand what happened," Drake recently told Power 106's Mando Fresko in a video interview, which you can see below. "That's cool, though. I feel you a 100 percent. That, to me, is like absolutely incredible."
While the rapper seemingly felt conflicted over the nature of the piece, he spared no words to express his disgust with the tattoo artist, L.A.-based inker Kevin Campbell. Drake even threatened to mess the dude up if he ever meets him, believing the artist should never have gone through with the tattoo.
"The guy who tatted is a fucking asshole though, I will tell you that," Drake exclaimed. "I don't fuck with that guy. Fuck you to that tat artist by the way. And you should lose your job and should never do tattoos again and I don't fuck with you. And if I ever see you, I'm a fuck you up." In his defence, Campbell told Vice that he asked the woman several times if she was sure she wanted to have the massive sprawl of text affixed to her forehead before she gave him the go ahead. He even explained that the woman asked him to make the stencil bigger.
"She was really psyched about it. She had the shitty font all picked out on her iPhone ready to go and was pretty adamant about putting it on her forehead. She didn't say a word about what it meant to her," Campbell said. "She acted as if she had planned it out for a while; though I'm not really sure how much extended coherent thought could actually go into getting such a stupid tattoo on your forehead." Campbell added that he didn't initially understand that Drake was a performer, thinking the piece to be about the customer's neighbourhood, "not some goofnugget R&B dude."
"Yeah, sure, I could have turned her away, and I'm already getting a ton of flack from other tattooers for this, but the way I see it, if she's got her little heart set on getting her forehead tattooed then she'll just keep on trying until somebody finally goes through with it. I think that getting a color portrait of the Joker from Batman is a dumb idea, but who the fuck am I to judge?" he said. " If I tattoo a huge 'BK' on a Crip or tattoo 'DRAKE' on some R&B crazed girl's face, what's the difference? Who am I to say which one is wrong and which is right?"