“Only one that could make me drop the album just a little later,” rapped Drake on new track “Red Button”
Drake released the third installment in his EP series, Scary Hours, on Friday, and left a surprise shout out on “Red Button” in ode to Taylor Swift.
“Taylor Swift the only n–– that I ever rated/Only one that could make me drop the album just a little later” rapped the artist on Disc two’s first track, following the line with: “Rest of ya’ll, I treat ya’ll like you never made it/Leave your label devastated/Even when you pad the stats, period, I never hated.”
Elsewhere on the song, Drake bars on Kanye: “Every time that Yeezy call the truce/He had my head inflated/Thinking we going to finally peace it up and get to levitating/Realized that everything premeditated.”
The pair have both run into Kanye beef in the past. In a 2019 interview with Rolling Stone, addressed the infamous VMAs fiasco and his controversial 2016 track “Famous,” which finds West rapping “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex.”
“[When I heard the song, I was like, ‘I’m done with this. If you want to be on bad terms, let’s be on bad terms, but just be real about it,’ Swift told Rolling Stone. “And then he literally did the same thing to Drake. He gravely affected the trajectory of Drake’s family and their lives. It’s the same thing. Getting close to you, earning your trust, detonating you.”
Drake first released his Scary Hours in 2018, with the two-track EP featuring “God’s Plan” and “Diplomatic Immunity,” while the three-song Scary Hours 2 arrived in 2021.
“I’ll say this to you I’m not… I feel no need to appease anybody,” Drake said in an Instagram video prior to Scary Hours‘ Friday release. “I feel so confident about the body of work I just dropped that I know I can go and disappear for whatever… six months, a year… two years.”