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Drake Talks Rihanna, Nicki Minaj & Will Ferrell on ‘Chelsea Lately’

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For Drake’s appearance on Chelsea Lately last night (Sept. 23), the rapper brought a candle to set the mood and a variety of toothbrushes–to help with the soul cleansing, of course–and one of his Nothing Was The Same t-shirts for the hostess. He wanted to get as intimate as possible.

The two talked about his baby photo, which also is the cover of his new album and the ladies in his life.

First it was all about Nicki Minaj, who does not appear on the record. “I kind of took control on this album,” Drake explained. “I wanted to tell  my story as much as possible and do as many as the verses, just myself. I felt like I had a lot to say.”

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Drake reassured the crowd that he was very fond of Ms. Minaj, who he does talk about on NWTS, and also that he was no longer “penetrating” Rihanna. Chelsea Handler’s words, not ours.

“We’re way past those days,” Drake said laughing, before telling the crowd. “I need somebody new to penetrate. You always bring up the old flings, I need something new.” Seems like lately Drizzy’s been using the talk show circuit as a dating service.

In the sit-down, Drake talks little about his new album–only referring to his song, “Too Much”–but he does talk about his love for Will Ferrell, who cast him in Anchorman 2 (with Kanye West) where he got a chance to improv and “look like Blue Ivy, ’70s style.”

Drake also talked about his Bar Mitzvah, which was in an Italian restaurant. “I don’t know if that’s really Jewish of us,” he said. “I love Italian people so it was fine for me.”

Drake’s new album, Nothing Was The Same, is out today. Drizzy will hit the road a little later than originally expected, kicking things off in Pittsburgh, PA on October 18.

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