Drake Says He Regrets Name-Dropping Past Flames In Songs

Drake Says He Regrets Name-Dropping Past Flames In Songs: ‘I’ve Tried My Best To Stop Doing That’

Drake recently opened up to Lil Yachty about some past lyrical decisions that he “could’ve done without.” Specifically, he acknowledged how his decision to name-drop women—including women like Ki-Ki, Bria & Nebby—in songs isn’t something that he’s particularly proud of.

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Drake Says His References Are ‘Never With Ill Intent’

The subject came up during Episode 1 of FUTUREMOOD’s “A Moody Conversation” series. While chit-chatting on a picturesque beach, Lil Yachty brought up a line in “Weston Road Flows” where Drizzy proclaims that he “plan[s] to retire” at 35.

As he’s now 36 years old and still firmly in the game, Drake went on to say, “I hate hearing that s**t.” Oop! The “Rich Flex” rapper then proceeded to note that, in addition to age-based lines, he also regrets the times when he’s “said girls’ names in songs.”

“I think that and some times when I’ve said girls’ names in songs, maybe those are the two things that I look back on and I’m like, ‘Maybe I could’ve done without, like, s***ting on people for age or disrupting somebody’s life'”

Drake went on to add that, while his lyricism is “never with ill intent,” he knows that it ultimately comes down to “the fact that [he] said it.”

“The lyrics are never with ill intent, but I had somebody tell me one time be like, ‘You know, it’s not necessarily what you’re saying about me, it’s the fact that you said it.'”

Drake Says He’s All About Honesty In His Music

As the conversation continued, the Toronto-bred artist referenced a discussion that shed light on the impact that these references have on the women’s lives, as they’re the ones who are ultimately “left to pick up the pieces.”

“Just in the sense of, like, ‘You don’t know what it does to me. You don’t know who my boyfriend is at the time or you don’t know what my family knows and doesn’t know. And if you express any form of discontent for me in a song and call me by name, then all of a sudden I’m left to pick up the pieces in my own life that I’ve tried to build up for myself.’ So I’ve tried my best to stop doing that.”

However, Drizzy was sure to point out, “But I like to be honest in music too, so that one’s a push and pull.”

Humorously, after remarking that Drake “used to [name-drop] a lot,” Yachty revealed, “I used to think you were making girls’ names up.”

Despite Yachty’s suspicions, Drake clarified that he’s “never made a girl’s name up.”

You can check out the full interview down below.

What do you think about Drake’s commentary, and are you here for him name-dropping women in songs?


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