Rapper Drake Links Social Media to Bullying

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By Benge Nsenduluka , CP Reporter
November 8, 2011|4:38 pm

Rapper Drake has spoken out against social media saying "it scares" him and he doesn't believe it's having a positive effect on his generation.

In a recent interview with Source magazine, Drake candidly spoke about why he "hates Tumblr" in particular and implied that social media networks have become an ideal platform for bullies.

"I hate what Tumblr has become because it like, it reminds me of those clique-y girls in high school that used to make fun of everyone else and define what was cool."

With cyberbullying still a growing issue in the media, Drake's comments have fans weighing in with many praising his comments ironically through Twitter.

The 25-year-old artist who was once linked to Rihanna also explained that he dislikes the idea of living in a pretend world, suggesting networks like Twitter and Facebook enable the ability to live a pretend "simulation life."

"Instead of kids going out and making their own moments, they’re just taking these images and living vicariously through other people’s moments. It just kills me," he explained.

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Websites like Twitter and Facebook allow a user to create an individual profile, where they can also post pictures for public or private viewing.

The "Find your love" singer objects to the idea as he believes a user can easily post misleading or even false information and ultimately project a person who he or she is not.

Speaking about dishonest users he said, "They don’t actually embody any of those things. They just emulate. It’s scary man, simulation life that we’re living. It scares me.”

Drake also shared his own personal experience with cyberbullying, saying he once tweeted news about his Mom going in for surgery and had one user respond by saying, "Yo Drake, I hope your Mom dies."

About the rude comment Drake said he was not surprised and said Twitter is simply "knowing what everyone is thinking."

 

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