Drake paid special tribute to a musical superstar on his most recent album.
The 37-year-old “Rich Baby Daddy” performer praised Taylor Swift on Thursday at midnight, when he released his new EP, Scary Hours 3.
Drake reference the 33-year-old “Labyrinth” singer in the following line from his new single “Red Button”: “Taylor Swift is the only n—- I’ve ever rated negatively/Only one could force me to release the album a short while later/The rest of you, I’ll treat you as if you never made it.”
Conversely, Drake’s most recent song makes reference to more than just Swift. Additionally, he discusses Kanye West and their sporadic dispute that has lasted for years. Drake & J. Cole’s ‘First Person Shooter’ Debuts Atop Billboard Hot 100, Tying Drake With Michael Jackson for Record
The Canadian artist raps, “Every time Yeezy called a truce, he had my head inflated/Thinkin’ we were finally going to get along and levitate.” “Recognize that everything was premeditated; at first, everyone was amenable to me; then, their expressions vanished.”
Throughout the years, Swift and Drake have maintained a friendship that has prompted rumors of a musical collaboration. Swift attended Drake’s birthday celebration in 2016. In the same year, Swift hilariously tumbled off a treadmill while rapping “Jumpman” by Drake and Future in an Apple Music advertisement. Drake then performed a performance to Swift’s “Bad Blood” in an additional Apple Music advertisement. The MC posted a nostalgic photo of himself holding Swift last year.
Drake announced the release of his unexpected EP, Scary Hours 3, via Instagram on Thursday with the following caption: “Scary Hours 3. At midnight tonight.” Toronto Show! Drake Surprises Fan with Brand-New Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon, Worth $139k!
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The musician of “God’s Plan” accompanied the caption with a nearly two-minute video that was captured on location at the Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto.
“There is no necessity for me to appease any individual.” I am completely at ease with the body of work that I have just submitted; I am certain I could vanish for any reason. “Twelve months, one year, or two years,” Drake said in a voiceover superimposed on a distant image of a vehicle traversing the streets of his native Canadian city.
“However, I’m not a fan of extremely lengthy disappearances for the sake of mystery,” he chuckled as he entered the vacant arena and was assisted by a valet in handing him a glass of red wine. “In the end, it’s approaching me in a manner I have not encountered since [2015’s] “It’s Too Late If You’re Reading This,” in which the sentiment is “I feel like I should be on drugs.”
“I feel as though I’m in that mental state without performing any action,” he continued. “Whom am I to oppose it?”
Drake subsequently disclosed that he had barely “one bar written” for his forthcoming EP when he released his most recent album, For All the Dogs, a month ago, and that he had composed the EP’s tracks within the previous five days.