Drake’s fifth studio album Scorpion arrived on Friday, and naturally, several stunning Drake revelations came along with it. After taking you through the 12 most ‘Drake’ lyrics on the album, we thought we’d dive in deeper to share all the new information we’ve learned about the Toronto rapper.
From his formerly secret son to his love affairs and feuds, here’s everything we learned from Drake’s Scorpion.
With the most memed line from the entire album, “I wasn’t hiding my kid from the world, I was hiding the world from my kid” (from “Emotionless”), Drake finally admits to the secret son Pusha-T originally alluded to on his savage diss track “The Story of Adidon.” While Pusha proclaimed that Drake was neglecting his son, he refutes it with “The only deadbeats is whatever beats I been rappin’ to / Never a matter of could I or should I / Kiss my son on his forehead and kiss your ass good-bye / As luck would have it I’m settled into my role as the good guy” on “8 Out of 10.”
Scorpion‘s closing track “March 14” is a treasure trove of admissions. Essentially addressed to his son, he discusses co-parenting despite his strained relationship with alleged mother Sophie Brussaux, and says he’s only met his child twice. According to the song, his son was born on October 11. Check out the most notable lines from the song below.
“Yesterday morning was crazy / I had to come to terms with the fact that it’s not a maybe / That shit is in stone, sealed and signed / She not my lover like Billie Jean but the kid is mine / Sandi [his mother] used to tell me all it takes is one time, and all it took was one time / Shit, we only met two times, two times / And both times were nothing like the new times / Now it’s rough times / I’m out here on front lines just trying to make sure that I see him sometimes / It’s breaking my spirit.”
“Single father, I hate when I hear it / I used to challenge my parents on every album / Now I’m embarrassed to tell them I ended up as a co-parent / Always promised the family unit / I wanted it to be different because I’ve been through it / But this is the harsh truth now.”
“This the first positive DNA we ever celebrated / I can’t forget the looks on they faces / Got the news in Miami that we all now got ones that we raisin’ / Tell Jello bring some, uh, Rosé and Baccarat out for our cheers to the next generation / But this champagne toast is short-lived / I got an empty crib in my empty crib / I only met you one time, introduced you to Saint Nick / I think he must’ve brought you like twenty gifts.”
“October baby for irony sake, of course / I got this 11 tatted for somebody, now it’s yours / And believe me, I can’t wait to get a hunnid more / Sorry I’m vintage, tryna cover ground / They said that in two weeks you’re supposed to come in town / Hopefully by the time you hear this me and your mother will have come around instead of always cutting each other down.”
Keep it that way.
After Pusha-T dropped his savage diss track “The Story of Adidon,” many were expecting Drake to clap back immediately. However, J. Prince apparently told Drake to hold off on releasing an “overwhelming” song aimed at the DAYTONA rapper. It seems he was saving his rap beef energy for the album, as there are a few jabs at Pusha peppered throughout Scorpion.
On opening track “Survival” he raps, “I’ve seen this movie a hundred times, I know where it’s headed / Realize someone gotta die when no one will dead it / N*ggas gambling with their life for some content / That’s the type of lottery that could get your top picked.” It seems he didn’t want the feud between he and Pusha-T to go too far.
He also brushes off the shots Pusha fired at him on “Peak”: “What you thought of me never had me missing a beat / That’s just a view from a cheap seat / They don’t want problems with me / Talk used to be cheap, nowadays it’s free / People are only as tough as they phones allow them to be.”
Finally, he dishes out a subliminal jab at his rivals on “Is There More” with, “I mean you know I love a challenge, but challenged by who?”
Mish and Mash
Some are speculating that “Summer Games” on the second half of the album is about Rihanna. Referring to a short-lived relationship that began and died all in one summer, Genius points out that the two collaborated on “Too Good” from Drake’s 2016 album Views, which appears before the “summer” part of the album is over, perhaps giving a hidden indication that the last time Rihanna and Drake got together was for a summer fling.
Two number ones and they are both cause of you…Midas Touch Riri. Thank you!!!
Rumours circulated that the Toronto rapper had a fling with supermodel Bella Hadid, which apparently ended with him ghosting her. He raps, “My house is full of supermodels just like Mohammed Hadid,” on “Sandra’s Rose,” referring to her father. On “Finesse” he says, “I want my baby to have your eyes, I’m going against my own advice / Should I do New York? I can’t decide / Fashion week is more your thing than mine.” Bella has indeed got a nice set of eyes, and has of course made many appearances at New York Fashion Week. In case he didn’t make it crystal clear, he also drops the lines “You stay on my mind / You and your sister too hot to handle,” referring to Bella’s sister Gigi Hadid.
On “Blue Tint,” Drake boasts that he’s untouchable due to his chart-topping success. “Every title doing numbers like I’m Miss Adele,” he raps on “Sandra’s Rose,” then “Double my price again / Top the charts, back in they hearts / N*gga he strikes again, woah” on “Blue Tint.”
We’ll have to see if Drake can beat Adele’s single-week sales record for 25. So far, Scorpion holds the record for the most single day album streams.
While the terms of his Young Money / Cash Money Records contract have never been clear, Drake implies that he’s fulfilled his obligations with the label, rapping, “Soon as this album drops, I’m outta the deal” on “Is There More.” In addition, he raps “I’m pretty sure we got a label, I’m still independent” on “Survival,” referring to his own OVO imprint.
After famously leaving Kanye West and JAY-Z’s verses off a Views track and having his fair share of tiff with the 4:44 rapper, Drake invited JAY-Z for a feature on “Talk Up.” On his verse, he manages to reference XXXTentacion’s recent death and his disdain for the current U.S. president: “I got your president tweeting / I won’t even meet with him / Y’all killed X and let Zimmerman live / Streets is done.”
In the aftermath of his feud with Pusha-T, Drake still seems to be harboring resentment for Pusha’s G.O.O.D. Music labelmate Kanye West. Despite heading to Wyoming to help West write “Yikes” on his recent ye album, he mocks him for his antics and the whole seven song shtick on “8 Out of 10,” saying “All sevens, no sixes” and “Rest easy get some shut eye / Hold on, hold on / But I miss making ‘em pay,” meaning he’ll tolerate the mountain side trip if there’s a check involved.
In case you missed it, Kanye West took a shot at Drake on “No Mistakes” with “Too close to snipe you, truth told, I like you / Too bold to type you, too rich to fight you / Calm down, you light skin!” Drake replies on two tracks – referencing West’s ye‘s opening track “I Thought About Killing You” on “8 Out of 10” – “Too rich for who? Y’all just got rich again / Who grips the mic and likes to kill they friends?” and on “Nonstop” where he raps “Yeah I’m light skinned but I’m still a dark n*gga.”
Drake has finally admitted to getting punched by Diddy, which was well-documented when it all went down in 2014 at Art Basel Miami. It was apparently about the “0 to 100” beat, and on “Survival” he points to his beefs with both Meek Mill and Diddy: “I’ve had real Philly n*ggas try to write my ending / I’ve had scuffles with Bad Boys that wasn’t pretending.”
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