Drake takes a break! Singer, 36, reveals hiatus to take care of stomach issues after


Drake shocked his fans on Friday morning when he announced he will be taking a break from his music career.

The 36-year-old Canadian star wants time to rest after suffering from stomach issues.

The hitmaker – born Aubrey Drake Graham – shared the news on his SiriusXM show Table for One.

‘I need to focus on my health, first and foremost,’ said the star as he tries to control his gastrointestinal issue. ‘I need to focus on my health, and I need to get right.

‘I’ve been having the craziest problems for years with my stomach. I’ma lock the door on the studio for a little bit. Maybe a year or something … maybe a little longer.’

Drake has been very busy during his career, putting out nine albums in 13 years. 

Meanwhile, his album For All The Dogs features a second collaboration with SZA.

A year off: Drake shocked his fans on Friday morning when he announced he will be taking a break from his music career. The star wants time to rest after suffering from stomach issues. The hitmaker shared the news on his SiriusXM show Table for One

A year off: Drake shocked his fans on Friday morning when he announced he will be taking a break from his music career. The star wants time to rest after suffering from stomach issues. The hitmaker shared the news on his SiriusXM show Table for One

NEW: Meanwhile, his album For All The Dogs features a second collaboration with SZA

NEW: Meanwhile, his album For All The Dogs features a second collaboration with SZA

His new look: The star had colorful clips in his hair and a diamond grillz

His new look: The star had colorful clips in his hair and a diamond grillz

But there is no Nicki Minaj appearance as previously teased.

Hours after he unveiled the mammoth 23-song tracklisting for his hotly anticipated album and confirmed the imminent release date, the follow-up to 2022’s Honestly, Nevermind is here.

After delaying the release slightly from September 22, the Rich Flex rapper shared the song titles on social media, but no featured artists, although his recent hit collaboration with former flame SZA, ‘Slime You Out’, appeared.

However, the features became clear when the album dropped, with SZA also lending her vocals to ‘Rich Baby Daddy’ alongside rapper Sexxy Red.

But there is no sign of Nicki.

Drake had claimed the ‘Super Freaky Girl’ hitmaker was on a track on the LP during his concert in Detroit in July.

New look: Hours after he unveiled the mammoth 23-song tracklisting for his hotly anticipated album and confirmed the imminent release date, the follow-up to 2022's Honestly, Nevermind is here. Seen with his son Adonis

New look: Hours after he unveiled the mammoth 23-song tracklisting for his hotly anticipated album and confirmed the imminent release date, the follow-up to 2022’s Honestly, Nevermind is here. Seen with his son Adonis

He told the crowd: ‘I’m gonna give away one thing for you tonight, because I got a lot of love for Detroit.

‘So I’m gonna have to tell you that me and Nicki Minaj did our first song together in, like, a really long time. I got a lot of love for her.’

Nicki also told Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1: ‘I know the world’s going to love the song, and that’s all I will say about that.’

She then quipped: ‘But, no, Zane, Barbz, make sure y’all let Drizzy Drake know that Pink Friday 2 is coming out November 17th as well. And we are waiting on his contribution.’

Other features include J. Cole on ‘First Person Shooter’, Bad Bunny on ‘Gently’ and Lil Yachty on ‘Another Late Night’.

Rappers Nicki Minaj and Drake hug while performing during Hot 97's Summer Jam at MetLife Stadium in 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey

Rappers Nicki Minaj and Drake hug while performing during Hot 97’s Summer Jam at MetLife Stadium in 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey

Drake’s ‘Her Loss’ collaborator 21 Savage also appears on the track ‘Calling For You’.

The record was released at 6am EST on Friday (06.10.23), which is 11am UK time.

The superstar – who has been credited for popularizing singing and R&B sensibilities in hip hop – jokingly apologized to fans streaming the record for the length.

He wrote on Instagram alongside the tracklist: ‘FOR ALL THE DOGS OCTOBER 6 6AM ‘(Sorry to all my streamers).’



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