Drake loaded his new freestyle ‘Battle’ with references to Hollywood’s prime feminine stars, together with a sure ‘dangerous lady’ and two well-known fashions whose sisters have each been on the heart of courting rumors with the rapper.
It appeared like everybody acquired a shock shout-out in Drake’s new freestyle, “Battle,” launched at midnight on Dec. 24! However there was one line particularly that piqued our curiosity: “The ladies I do find yourself with needs to be a nasty lady similar to Munchies.” Additional emphasis on the “dangerous lady” half, which simply so occurs to be much like Rihanna’s Instagram deal with: @badgalriri. Making this line even much less of a coincidence is the point out of “Munchies,” since RiRi has not shied away from holding a joint in a number of Instagram posts through the years. The FENTY proprietor is an fascinating particular person for Drake sneak right into a lyric, contemplating his romantic (and really up-and-down) historical past together with her. There have been the romance rumors within the early 2010s, adopted by that notorious MTV VMAs speech throughout which Drake declared he’s been “in love” with Rihanna since he was 22 years previous — just for RiRi to disclose they don’t “have a friendship” in her 2018 interview with Vogue.
Rihanna wasn’t the one high-profile girl in Hollywood that Drake seemingly referred to. Curiously, he appeared to name-drop two supermodels whose little sisters have been rumored to be courting the rapper. “The person get beaky, ring ring, name up GiGi, do him up neatly,” Drake rapped within the first verse. He as soon as fueled rumors that he dated Gigi Hadid’s 23-year-old sister, Bella, because of sure traces in his 2018 album Scorpion (Bella, nonetheless, denied they’d a flirty previous).
Shifting on to the following mannequin! “Earlier than I used to be ever round Kendall, I used to be at ends although, dreamin’ up Benzo’s,” Drake rapped in the identical verse. A daring transfer to name out Kendall Jenner, 24, provided that Drake JUST sparked romance rumors with the mannequin’s sister Kylie Jenner, 22, shortly after the make-up mogul’s cut up from Travis Scott was introduced in October! Not solely did Kylie appear “to have a connection” with Drake at his birthday bash later that month (per a Us Weekly supply), however Drake was additionally seen sporting a sweatshirt from Kylie and Kendall’s alma mater, Sierra Canyon Excessive Faculty, to DaBaby’s Toronto live performance on Dec. 11.
Nevertheless it was one other rapper that followers particularly took discover in one in all Drake’s verses. “And the boy that sound like he sang on Thriller…We simply had to make things better, household, 6 tings, we will’t cut up up,” Drake rapped, and Twitter followers took this as a truce between the Toronto rapper and The Weeknd, who additionally occurred to have an on-again, off-again romance with Bella.
There’s rather a lot to unpack in Drake’s new freestyle, which was produced for the brand new challenge El-Kuumba Tape Vol. 1, spearheaded by Oliver El-Khatib, the co-founder of Drake’s report label OVO Sound. Drake additionally filmed a music video for the observe on the snow slopes, which you’ll be able to watch above!