Drake made it clear, in an interview conducted last week by XXL, that his joint album with Lil Wayne is on the “back burner, probably for good” but offered no detailed explanation as to why they came to this decision. This morning, XXL revealed that Drake and Lil Wayne’s reasoning behind them shelving the joint album was that they felt “fans would compare the project to Watch The Throne rather than judge it on its own artistic merit.” Drake also states that “If we do it (joint album), we’ll do it down the line. But right now is not the time.”

Sidenote: Stereogum has a very informative Q&A with Drake which you can read here. Take Care will be in stores November 15th.