Another day, another hip hop feud. On Jan. 10, The Weeknd, 28, released a new song called “Lost in the Fire,” and fans are convinced that the singer is dissing Drake, 32, because he kept his own child a secret. The verse that has people scratching their heads is: “And I just want a baby with the right one / ‘Cause I would never be the one to hide one.” Woah, that definitely sounds like a dig at the “In My Feelings” singer.
Many fans took to Twitter to express their opinions about the potential beef between the two music stars. One user wrote, “SMH that’s crazy. Drake put him on the Take Care album and that took The Weeknd’s career to the next level. Drake gotta be hurt lol,” while another echoed, “Did The Weeknd just throw shade at Drake? What’s going on? It’s only 11 days into the new year.” One person was upset that there might not be another collaboration in the future between the two singers, writing, “I think we’ll never get another Drake and The Weeknd song together.” Hmm, we wouldn’t hold your breath.
To recap, in May 2018, Drake’s rival Pusha T revealed that the Canadian rapper was a father, in a song called “The Story of Adidon,” where Pusha accused Drake of refusing to acknowledge his son.
The Degrassi alum came clean about his secret child in June 2018 and explained why he kept him and his relationship with baby mama Sophie Brussaux a secret from his fans in a song called “Emotionless,” off of his newest album, Scorpion.
“I wasn’t hiding my kid from the world / I was hiding the world from my kid,” he rapped. “Breakin’ news in my life I don’t run to the blogs / The only ones I wanna tell are the ones I can call.”
In another track called “March 14,” he remembered the moment he learned he had a child. He rapped, “Yesterday morning was crazy / I had to come to terms with the fact that it’s not a maybe / That s—t is in stone, sealed and signed / She is not my lover like Billie Jean, but the kid is mine / [My mom] Sandi used to tell me all it takes is one time, and all it took was one time / S—t, we only met two times, two times.”
Now, Drake couldn’t be happier to show his son off to the world. On Dec. 26, he took to Instagram to brag about his little boy’s artwork. He captioned the sweet snap, “Adonis > Picasso don’t @ me.”