Drake takes aim at Kanye West and Swizz Beats, but he keeps it professional by dedicating his album to slain model Mercedes Morr.
Last night, Drake’s long-awaited album, Certified Lover Boy, was finally released for public consumption. After a small delay, the album flooded Twitter and Instagram with captions that everyone will use for the rest of the year. For the most part, Drake was on his “he definitely can’t trust those rap guys and I’m sleeping with everyone” energy. But after that, he was sending the headshots he previously promised on his SiriusXM show.
Last year, Drake and Swizz Beats had a little dust-up for seemingly no reason, when Swizz befuddling called his “Fancy” co-creator Drake a “p****”. On the track “You Only Live Twice,” Drake addressed Swizz and, well…you can just read it below.
Unthinkable when I think of the way these n***s been actin’
Yeah, I never did you nothin’ and you play like we family, huh?
Next thing, you wanna shoot me down, it can’t be love
Not sure where you was tryna send it, it can’t be up
That day you sounded like a bitch, you fancy, huh?
Drake forgives, but he doesn’t forget, and the boy has been waiting to address everything. When he released the tracklist, the track that stood out the most was “7 AM On Bridle Path.” His timestamp records always have all the bars and heads shots and we knew they would mostly be coming for Kanye due to him posting Drake’s address and reportedly “hurting” his release date.
You over there in denial, we not neck and neck
It’s been a lot of years since we seen you comin’ correct
Man, f*** a “Respectfully,” I just want my respect
They tried to label me mean, I say what I mean
People that could’ve stayed on the team
They played in-between
Clouds is hanging over you now, ’cause I’m reigning supreme
Some of these n***s say what they mean, it ain’t what it seems
Had to pull my n****s out the mud like I’m trainin’ Marines
You n***s hot to them little kids, you ain’t famous to me
Told you I’m aimin’ straight for the head, not aiming to please
I could give a f*** about who designing your sneakers and tees
Have somebody put you on a Gildan, you play with my seed
Trust me, there’s some s*** you really gotta come see to believe
That’s why your people not believers, they all leavin’ ya
That’s why you buyin’ into the hype that the press feedin’ ya
You know the fourth level of jealousy is called media
Isn’t that an ironic revelation?
Give that address to your driver, make it your destination
‘Stead of just a post out of desperation
While his bars for Swizz had a stench of disgust, the bars for Ye seem more disappointed as the Toronto emcee wondered why they continue to fall out and reconcile. We’ll probably see Drake and Kanye mend fences sooner than later, but for everyone else, it doesn’t seem likely.
Drake also dedicated the album to slain model Mercedes Morr, who was recently killed by an alleged stalker, leaving her family searching for more answers.
What do YOU think about Certified Lover Boy? In true Drake devotee fashion, some fans are calling it a “classic.”