Drake has unleashed his inner Swiftie in his new song “Red Button,” which sees the rapper praising Taylor Swift.
“Red Button,” which was released Thursday night with Drake’s new project “Scary Hours 3,” features the lyrics: “Taylor Swift is the only one I’ve ever rated / Only one person can make me drop the album soon / As for the rest, I treat you like you never succeeded.
Drake and Swift are always two of the biggest names in music, often competing for the top spot on the charts when music drops around the same time. This happened last year with the release of Swift’s song “Midnights” on October 21. Although Drake and 21 Savage’s joint album “Her Loss” was originally scheduled to be released on October 28, it was eventually postponed to November 4. The single “Anti-Hero” held strong at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, but “Her Loss” overtook “Midnights” on the album chart upon its release. Despite the rivalry, Drake and Swift remain friendly, and the rapper even shared a photo with his arms around the pop star in an April 2022 Instagram post.
Later in “Red Button”, Drake references his on-off feud with Kanye West, seemingly confirming that this feud has begun again. “Every time Yeezy calls a truce, he blows my head / I think we’ll finally make peace and rise up,” Drake raps. “I realize it was all premeditated / Everyone was good to me, and then everyone’s expressions faded.”
Drake and West famously teamed up in 2021 for the “Free Larry Hoover” charity concert in Los Angeles, to call for awareness and support for Hoover, who was convicted of murder and is currently serving six life sentences. But it didn’t take long before the two were back in the rocks, with Drake taking a swipe at West on “Circo Loco” from “Her Loss” as well as this year’s “Search & Rescue,” in which the rapper sampled Kim Kardashian. Talking about her divorce from West.
Drake made a surprise announcement on social media on Thursday that he would be releasing “Scary Hours 3” that night, just weeks after releasing his latest album, “For all the Dogs.”
“I have been doing these songs for the past five days,” he said in the post. “I didn’t have a single tape written for those songs the night ‘For All the Dogs’ dropped. It’s not like I’m picking up some unfinished stuff. You know, it just happens on its own. And who am I to fight it?”
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