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Drake has clarified statements he made to XXL regarding DJ Drama and his highly successful Gangsta Grillz mixtape series.

Drizzy was asked if he would be interested in doing a Gangsta Grillz mixtape. His response was not what you would expect to hear and could be easily misinterpreted.

“I just find that boring, you know? People might want to hear it, but it’s just not something that I really want to give you,” Drake told the mag. “I’d rather just give you something that lasts a little longer than that ’cause those mixtapes never really last much longer than six months.”

After having some time to reflect on his comments, Drake reached out to AllHipHop to clarify them.

“In no way did I intend to discredit the Gangsta Grillz brand,” Drake told AHH. “I have listened to many of Drama’s mixtapes and will continue to do so for years to come.”

The Young Money rapper expressed a preference for using original beats rather that spit freestyles over another artist’s tracks.

“I do prefer to listen to original content over freestyles because I like to hear how different artists put together an entire song from lyrics to hooks to beat selection.

“I just personally don’t feel I could carry an entire mixtape on other people’s beats and that was the only point I was attempting to get across.”

Drake’s highly anticipated debut album, ‘Thank Me Later’ hits store shelves June 15.