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Drake appeared on East Village Radio's "Keep It Thoro" show April 12 and told host Elliott Wilson that the media should stop preying on Chris Brown’s insecurities.
"His insecurities are the fact that I make better music than him, that I’m more popping than him, and that at one point in life the woman that he loves fell into my lap," Drake said Friday. "I did what a real [brother] would do and treated her with respect, so she's not up there talking down on me. All those things combined create an individual that comes up to your radio station and is going to do dumb [stuff]."
Drake and Brown both dated Rihanna, though Brown has been Rihanna's long-time, on-again, off-again boyfriend.
Drake, Brown and their respective entourages got into an altercation at a New York club in June 2012 after Drake – who was dating Rihanna at the time – allegedly taunted Brown about his being with Rihanna.
Before telling Wilson Friday that no one wants to hear him rap against Brown since Brown isn't a rapper, Drake said that beef between Brown and him is not his goal.
"It shouldn't be about tearing that man down," Drake said. "It shouldn't be about wanting to see me and him tear each other down. We have an issue and it's either going to drag out, or maybe in 10 years we'll laugh about it over drinks. But just let us solve that."
So far, Brown's response to Drake's interview has been a three-letter response on Twitter: "Lol."
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