Drake Admits To Dating SZA In 2008 On New Song, And Twitter Has… Questions
By Paris Close
October 2, 2020
The Canadian emcee makes a surprising admission on 21 and Metro’s collaborative studio album, Savage Mode 11, the long-awaited sequel to the Atlanta-based rapper’s 2016 EP Savage Mode. On the 15-song project, Drake appears on the track “Mr. Right Now,” on which he admits to previously dating neo-soul singer-songwriter SZA once upon a time.
“Turn your phone off, take your clothes off /I’m a sav', but I f—k her to a slow song/ Said the nail lady went and did her toes wrong/ Said her last man was always playin' Drake songs,” Drake kicks off his verse, later rapping: “Yeah, more concerned with blowing up than growing up/ Yeah, said she wanna f—k to some SZA, wait/ 'Cause I used to date SZA back in '08/ If you cool with it, baby, she can still play.”
Yeah, you heard that correctly: Drake used to date SZA.
As expected, social media is having a field day with this new information.
“Drake used to date SZA back in 08? Drake’s hitlist got more 10’s than his own discography FFS,” one user wrote, as another tweeted, "Bro, if Drake was fr with SZA I might have to shed a tear cuz no way I’m losing to somebody named Aubrey."
However, other users are, umm, a bit alarmed by Drake's confession, considering the age difference. In 2008, Drizzy would have been at least 22, and SZA (possibly) 17 or 18 years old, as pointed out by fans, who are wishing the latter on her part —for obvious reasons.
Although it’s unclear whether they were mutually following each other before Drake’s revelation, at the time of posting, SZA no longer follows Champagne Papi on Instagram. (Yes, we checked.)
So yeah, that certainly says… something.
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