British producer Mark Ronson’s new album Uptown Special is packed with collaborations, from the legendary Stevie Wonder to the bug-eyed flow of New Orleans rapper Mystikal. And obviously, “Uptown Funk” would not be half of the success it is without Bruno Mars. But there was one person who didn’t want to work with Ronson on his new album, despite being requested to do so.
NME reports that in an interview for Alan Carr’s British TV show Chatty Man, Ronson revealed his failed attempt to get Drake on his album:
A few people have said no. I am not going to say names… Drake. He was very polite about it.
Perhaps Drake was too busy up in the 6 working on If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late at the time? Or maybe he’s just more of a downtown kind of guy.