May 2009: Drake claims Kanye West is the most influential artist in his career.
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The History Of Drake And Kanye West's Complex Relationship: What Went Wrong?
4. May 2009: Drake claims Kanye West is the most influential artist in his career.
Drake revealed that Kanye West was the most important artist in his career, ahead of a huge show at New York’s SOB’s nightclub in 2009. At the time he told MTV News: “Kanye West shaped a lot of what I do, as far as music goes... [B]efore I met him, I had the utmost respect for Kanye West. I'd even go as far as to say he's the most influential person as far as a musician that I'd ever had in my life." Picture: Getty