Drake Regrets Calling Out Some Of His Ex-Girlfriends By Name In His Music
With each passing day Drake inches closer to the inevitable conclusion of God’s Plan — Death. As do we all. However, God apparently has a thing for corny Canadian rappers who’ve somehow managed to overcome the odds and learned to walk again, so he rewarded Drake with endless wealth and, in his golden years, the gift of self-reflection. And so, in accordance with God’s Plan, at 36, Drake tells Lil Yachty for FUTUREMOOD’s A Moody Conversation series that he’s “kind of introducing the concept in my mind of a graceful exit.” From music, from music! And looking back on his storied career (in music, in music!) from the vantage of maturity and growth, he expressed some regret about the blatant misogyny evident in much of his work. Well, OK, not exactly. But he did say, “maybe I coulda done without, like, shitting on people for age or disrupting somebody’s life” by name-dropping his exes on wax.
Look, God obviously thought Drake needed more money than sense. And who are we to question God’s divine judgment, much less Drake’s! Past exes that Drake has name-dropped in songs include Keshia Chanté, SZA, Leanne Sealey, and more! Insider reports:
“I hate hearing that shit,” Drake said as he explained some of his regrets to Lil Yachty on the premiere episode of FUTUREMOOD’s “A Moody Conversation” on Friday.
“I heard it the other night,” he said of rapping about retiring at 35 in the song “Weston Road Flows.”
“I think that, and sometimes when I’ve said girls’ names in songs, maybe those are the two things that I look back on and I’m like, ‘Maybe I coulda done without, like, shitting on people for age or disrupting somebody’s life,'” Drake said.
“The lyrics are never with ill intent, but I had somebody tell me one time, ‘You know, it’s not necessarily what you’re saying about me, it’s the fact that you said it,'” Drake added.
OK, which one of you hos spoke to Drake about this issue before God was able to get him to return his calls? He’s supposed to be following God’s Plan, not “Girls’” Complaints, dammit!
He expanded that he was once told by an ex-partner: “‘You don’t know who my boyfriend is at the time or you don’t know what my family knows or doesn’t know. And if you express any form of discontent for me and call me by name in a song, then all of a sudden, I’m left to pick up the pieces of my own life that I’ve tried to build up for myself.'”
“So I’ve tried my best to stop doing that,” he concluded. “But I like to be honest in music too so that one’s a push and pull.”
If only songwriters could find a way to be truthful without being specific down to the spelling of [redacted] on lyrics.com. But I’m sure God’s got a plan for Drake up his robe sleeve. As they say, God only helps those who help themselves, and I can’t think of anybody who’s helped themselves to as much as Drake.
Here’s Lil Yachty and Drake’s full chat:
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