If you thought Drake was retiring from rap music, you thought wrong. According to the rapper, his dance album, Honestly, Nevermind, was simply a way to “challenge” himself after years of being in the music game.

“I’m not at that point where I even consider that being an option,” Drake explained on the debut episode of Nicki Minaj‘s Queen Radio, per Complex. He plans to continue making music and describes “one of the best feelings” in his life as “completing a song or project.”

“And by the way, those things are painful, as well,” Drizzy continued of the music-making process. “A lot of nerves, a lot of confidence wavering. But I feel like I’m reaching a new level of fun. I’ve reached a new level of comfortability where I want to try things. Like this last album, I put out something I wanted to do to challenge myself.”

The risk of putting out a full dance record has fortunately resulted in record-breaking stats for Drake. Chart Data reports he is now “the first artist in history to earn a milestone 100 top 20 hits on the [Billboard] Hot 100.”

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