In the era of celebrities interviewing celebrities, Lebron James and Maverick Carter’s The Shop has definitely become one of my favorite shows to watch. It brings that nostalgic feeling of when I was younger and would go to the barbershop with my dad. Him and his friends would talk about everything from relationships to the latest politics. The barbershop was a place to be vulnerable and talk about whatever they wanted to. That’s the vibe that this show gives me. The guests of the show discuss music, sports, pop culture, and culturally relevant events. Guests of the show have included Snoop Dogg, Mo Bamba, Draymond Green, Vince Staples, and Odell Beckham Jr., just to name a few. In the latest episode, Lebron James and Maverick Carter sat down to talk with Drake. The discussion consisted of the three of them talking about major events going on in their lives at the moment, along with Lebron and Maverick giving Drake advice on fatherhood and manhood. During the talk, Drake dished it out about lessons he learned from his father and things his mother went through raising a biracial son. He then opened up about what it’s like co-parenting, saying, “I don’t ever want the world to be angry at his mother.” He also talked about working with Ye, writing music for Ye, and how he felt about Ye producing Pusha T’s diss track, “Infrared”. While expressing his feelings about Ye, Drake stated, “I was just there with you as friends helping you and now you’re dissing me.” He also explained his decision to not respond to Pusha T’s diss track, stating, “I don’t want to further your rap career…I put that energy into me.” Apparently that energy turned into In My Feelings, Nonstop, 8 out of 10, and Mob Ties. (sheesh)
Needless to stay, Drake’s career was not affected by not responding to King Push’s diss track. Scorpion went on to break records and I have heard nothing but amazing news from people who went to one of the Aubrey and the Three Amigos shows. Maybe one day we’ll see little Aubrey. Maybe the diss track that could have ended Pusha T’s career will surface. Guess we gotta be patient and see.
Make sure to check out future installments of The Shop to get into the mind of some of your favorite athletes and entertainers. Oh yeah, make sure to check out the trailer below.