Is A Taylor Swift x Drake Collab On The Way?
By Peyton Blakemore
May 10, 2019
Earlier this week, EW dropped their special "Music Issue" featuring the "ME!" singer on the cover wearing a denim jacket that wss covered in pins with references to a number of artists, including Champagne Papi himself. Fans were quick to point out that Drake's pin, which featured a photo of him from his "Hotline Bling" music video, was placed alongside a pin that reads "Track 5." The placement of the pins led many to assume that it is a clue Drake will be on track five of her forthcoming album.
If that wasn't enough to get you saying, "something's definitely up Tay's sleeve," her shout out to the "In My Feelings" rapper in the EW spread only added to the on-going speculation about their possible collab. "I love his one-liners," the 29-year-old singer said of Drake, before quoting her favorite lyrics from his 2018 tracks "Summer Games" — "You say I led you on/ But you followed me"— and "Nonstop"— "This a Rollie, not a stopwatch/ It don’t ever stop.'"
Taylor, a.k.a. the "Queen of Clues," additionally spoke about her love for dropping "easter eggs" (clues) before the release of a new project. "I love that [the fans] like the cryptic hint-dropping," she told EW. "Because as long as they like it, I’ll keep doing it. It’s fun. It feels mischievous and playful."
Speaking of hints, Taylor's jacket also mentioned Game of Thrones, specifically Arya Stark, who Drake recently shouted out at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards. And as fans noted, the GOT pins could also be a hint that Drake and Taylor's possible collab may be GOT-themed.
"Drake mentioned arya stark at the BBMAs & taylor swift has been mentioning GOT in a lot of interviews lately & how the show inspires her, a fan hypothesized on Twitter. "i feel like taylor & drake has a collab coming, and it's something about arya stark or game of thrones in general. I'M EXCITED ASF."
List of pins was featured on Taylor Swift’s EW cover:— Taylor Swift Facts (@blessedswifty) May 9, 2019
• Selena Gomez
• Olivia and Meredith
• Dixie Chicks
• Daenerys Targaryen and Dracarys
• Sansa Stark
• Arya Stark
• Track 5
• I tried
• Dun Dun
• 7 hearts pic.twitter.com/6iABD32kba