Although iLoveMakonnen has been sparsely but steadily releasing music since his mainstream debut as an artist after the release of “Tuesday,” it does seem like he’s been relatively quiet despite being able to attain some sort of hype. In a revealing interview with The FADER, the Atlanta singer opened up about his current relationship with OVO — who he is still signed to — and Drake for the first time, and also talked openly about his weight loss and how it happened. Check out a few highlights of the interview below and make sure to visit the full feature here (they do an epic photoshoot too.)
On getting in shape
I was like this before I became famous. I was all about health and wellness but you go through phases. I was going through some deep shit so I just let myself go and wanted to indulge and be a part of the community and America. So I started hanging out and doing what Americans do. I became a product of my environment. You guys wanna indulge? Let’s fucking indulge. What else were we gonna do?
On workout routine
It’s really just jumping up and down on stage. And eating foods that I know are not gonna make me tired while I’m on stage and after.
On relationship with OVO
It’s cool, they put out my music and stuff and we just keep it moving. Let them tell you their relationship with Makonnen. I’m just an artist, being an artist, and there’s only so much that I can do.
On whether or not he still talks to Drake
Here and there. By the time this comes out, I’ll probably see him six more times or no more times. I don’t know. I just wish everybody well in all that they do and I just go on and live my life and try to uplift motherfuckers. At the end of the day I’m tired of uplifting people. I just gotta uplift myself now because everything else is a waste of time.