Drake’s new album includes jabs at many other artists and public figures, and some have their own choice of words for the Canadian rapper.
Drake released “Her Loss,” a 16-track collaboration with 21 Savage, on Friday. In one song, “Circo Loco,” he seems to imply that Megan Thee Stallion’s allegations that she was shot by Tory Lanez were false. In 2020, Megan testified that she was shot in the foot by Lanez, who has been charged with assault with a firearm and pleaded not guilty.
“This girl lies about getting shot but she’s still a stud,” Drake retorts in the cut.
On Twitter, Megan asked other artists to “stop using my shooting for influence” shortly after the album’s release. He questioned why it was acceptable to joke about women being shot and appeared to compare the reaction to her shooting to the ongoing protest over Kanye West’s anti-Semitic comments.
“Ready to boycott shoes and clothes but the dog piles on a black woman when she says one of your homeboys abused her,” she wrote.
Megan Thee Stallion has criticized the societal acceptance of violence against black women, writing a New York Times op-ed in 2020 reflecting on her shooting and the intersection of sexism and racism.
And Megan isn’t the only public figure speaking out against Drake’s latest estrangement.
On “Middle of the Ocean,” the album’s 12th track, the rapper takes a jab at Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, who married tennis superstar Serena Williams in 2017.
“Sidebar, Serena, your husband a groupie,” raps the artist.
But in a Twitter thread On his new investments and business success, Ohanian said being a group isn’t such a bad thing.
“The reason I keep winning is because I am relentless in being the absolute best at anything I do, including being the best groupie for my wife and daughter,” he wrote.
Williams replied to the tweet with several heart-covered emojis.
Drake has been a longtime fan of Williams, attending her matches since at least 2011. He also named her in his 2013 song “Worst Behavior.”