Drake Praises Taylor Swift Above Any Other Artists in New Song
Drake is giving Taylor Swift her flowers in his newest song, “Red Button.” Just a little over a month after the rapper released his eighth studio album, For All The Dogs, he came out with the next entry in his Scary Hours series. The new project features six songs that the Toronto native says he wrote in the time since the album was released. The other five new songs are titled: “Stories About My Brother,” “The Shoe Fits,” “Wick Man,” “Evil Ways” featuring J. Cole, and “You Broke My Heart.”
Friendly Competition and Real Feuds
Scary Hours 3 released on Thursday (November 16) night. “Red Button” features the lyrics: “Taylor Swift the only n—- that I ever rated. Only one could make me drop the album just a little later. Rest of y’all, I treat you like you never made it. Leave your label devastated even when you pad the stats period I never hated.” The declaration is a testament to Drake and Swift consistently being the biggest names in music in recent years. They are both always at the top of the charts, and battle it out for the top spot when dropping music at the same time. For example, just last year, Swift released Midnights a week before Drake and 21 Savage planned to release their joint album, Her Loss. The rap album was delayed to the first week of November, and while Swift’s “Anti-Hero” track led the top of the charts, Drake’s joint album overtook Midnights. Despite the competition in the industry, the two artists remain friendly.
However, in the same song, Drake references his on-again, off-again feud with Kanye West. Funnily enough, Swift and Kanye have a troubled history as well. “Every time that Yeezy call the truce he had my head inflated. Thinking we gon’ finally peace it up and get to levitating. Realized that everything premeditated,” Drake raps on the track. In anticipation of the project, Drake said, “I did those songs in the last five days. I didn’t have one bar written down for those songs on the night that For All the Dogs dropped. It’s not like I’m picking up from some unfinished s—. You know, this is just happening on its own. And who am I to fight it?”