Cover Boy: Drake for GQ Magazine

Posted on June 21, 2013

Drake gets all summer-suave dolled up for GQ.


Drake covers the July 2013 issue of GQ magazine photographed by Mario Sorrenti.


On his father: “My father is an incredible man—charming, talented, and stylish—and I’m sort of living the dream he had for himself. But his actions served as that reverse role model for me. There are a lot of things that I don’t ever want to do. I don’t want to miss years of my child’s life. I don’t want to put a woman on a roller-coaster ride.”

On his life: “I wouldn’t change a thing. I’ve told bits and pieces of it—and I’ll tell more. Maybe because I had friends who grew up in the hood, I could have acted like I had, too, and perpetrated a different lifestyle, and it would be eating away at me because it wouldn’t be the truth. I’m actually here in front of you living the truth. I wake up in the morning and my heart is light, man. It’s not heavy. I don’t have skeletons in the closet on their way out. This is my real age, my real name, my real past, and I’m good with that.”


Jeans by Ralph Lauren Black Label Denim | Sweater by Ralph Lauren Black Label | Necklace by Cartier | Watch by Rolex.

Jeans by Closed | Jacket by Alexander Wang | Henley by Neil Barrett | Belt by Tom Ford | Top Bracelet, custom | Bottom bracelets and necklace by Cartier.


God bless a man who can wear a semi-tight pair of white jeans. Not sure we can get behind pairing them with a leather jacket, but we have to admit, he’s pulling the look off. Not loving either the cover shot or the other picture, but that last shot is hot as hell.



[Photo Credit: Mario Sorrenti for GQ Magazine]

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  • Sara__B

    Tight white jeans. Very nice.

  • Paigealicious

    In the middle picture, he looks like David Schwimmer.

    • Sara__B

      Or Twitch, who competed on So You Think You Can Dance.

      • Joanna Schuth

        Bite your tongue! Twitch is a thousand times hotter.

        • Sara__B

          At least a thousand times hotter. Looking like Twitch is a compliment. (Does that mean looking like David Schwimmer is not? I’m the wrong age to have formed much of an opinion about DS.)

    • MilaXX

      I still have a hard time not calling him wheel chair Jimmy

      • Jaeda Laurez

        Don’t fight it.

  • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

    He’s so pretty…

  • Chuck Barthelme

    I’m jealous of his pretty.

  • majorbedhead

    That last shot is ooomph-worthy.

  • Monzerrat Ontiveros

    How can Rihanna rejected this and went with Chris Brown???

    • AnaRoW

      Because Drake’s normal and she wants a bad boy. Drake should be happy he dodged that bullet anyway.

    • stephbellard

      Seriously. She needs to put her contact lens and her hearing aid back in. Drake has better looks AND better beats.

  • MilaXX

    Last shot reminds me of a James Bond film.

  • krelnick

    Black Quinto. Yummy.

  • Rand Ortega

    No. He’s the guy your parents want you to date, but you date lil Wayne.

    • formerlyAnon

      & once you grow up, if you’re lucky, you marry this guy.

      • Rand Ortega

        HAHAHAHA! Or Vanilla Ice. He’s to rap what the Carpenter’s were to rock n roll.

        • sekushinonyanko

          His name is ROB. And he will fuck your shit up if you so much as play the opening chords to Ice, Ice, Baby.

          • Rand Ortega

            Because it’s that lame & terrible & lame. Like Drake.

  • foodycatAlicia

    Unless a person is a swimmer or cyclist, I really think totally hairless arms look a bit odd. I blame photoshop for that one. Pretty. Dull.

  • formerlyAnon

    “Started from the bottom and now he’s here”
    How’s that for an ambiguous statement? Exactly how *anyone* would want to be hailed on a magazine cover.

    But he’s quite attractive and that IS the point of Sausage Fridays, I believe.

    • xicacha

      Its a play on line from one of his recent songs. A really annoying song to be sure, but still.

      • formerlyAnon

        Thank goodness. And thanks for the context. (And we now all know that *I * am not listening to Drake, at least not knowingly.)

        • xicacha

          Its such a bad song that I’ve thankfully only heard in passing, and I’m not sure how being on a hugely popular Canadian teen soap is the bottom exactly, but whatever young man. Nice pants.

  • Glam Dixie

    I find him the opposite of hot. He doesn’t do it for me at all, I just don’t get it, the music or the look. Nada.

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  • Erin Baran

    on top of this, he seems incredibly intelligent

  • iCouture

    Ohh myy lady parts!!!….I would say what Amanda Bynes said, but…….

    • Kristin McNamara

      Wow. Thank you for saying that, as it made me go google it and explore the craziness that is Amanda Bynes lately. I had NO IDEA she’d gone off the rails lately!

  • Dorothy Damage

    I’m sorry, but he’ll always be Jimmy from Degrassi to me. That’s all I see.

  • decormaven

    The last shot is the best. Agreed on the white jeans.

  • julnyes

    I want to see him in person just so I can obnoxiously yell “Where’s the wheelchair, Jimmy!”

    Okay, I wouldn’t do that, but I really would like to :) He’s a nice kid and I’m happy for his success.

  • Nonmercisansfacon

    Nice guy. Cute to boot and no asinine statements.

  • Sara Padilla

    Pet peeve of mine: overtweezing. His eyebrows are unnaturally far apart.

  • JasmineAM

    I’ve loved this guy since Degrassi. I’m so glad for his success. He needs to wear those tight jeans daily.

  • Shawn EH

    Can we just admit he’s not that handsome? Talented and stylish, sure, but Brad Pitt isn’t worried today.

  • Perigee

    I find him handsome, although the styling isn’t great. I can admit that he’s got big and unusual facial features. Maybe because I’m with a man with a big head, big nose, and strong chin I’m biased toward these type of features, but I think that Drake is objectively handsome. Also, the big open features age really well, so I bet he’ll look even better in a decade.

  •!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

    I want to see him with scruffy hair – right now it looks sharpie’d on and that doesn’t work for anybody.

  • JDreesen

    “this is my real name” – ?? okay…i guess i’ll let that one slide, Aubrey, since your *middle* name is Drake.


  • stephbellard

    I have to disagree: the other two shots are doing it for me too.

  • Karen Dickerson

    More pretty men in tight white pants please!!!! Sorry, my creepy is showing…

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  • shorty j

    I don’t particularly care for him as a rapper but that slightly goofy smile gets me EVERY TIME.