With the arrival of Kanye West’s new solo album, Ye, the internet has been hard at work furiously trying to decipher the “meaning” behind Yeezy’s bars.
Fans are convinced the Slick Rick-sampling “No Mistakes” is a shot at Drake. Coupled with the feature from Kid Cudi, who Drake dissed on”Two Birds, One Stone,” it seems Yeezy had his sights firmly set on the Toronto rap star when he wrote the track.
The line “Let me make this clear, so all y’all see/I don’t take advice from people less successful than me, huh?” is supposedly a barb about ‘Ye being wealthier than Drake, while the last line, “Too rich to fight you/Calm down, you light skin!,” is a stab at Drizzy’s bi-racial background.
Fans are also speculating that the Charlie Wilson-assisted hook, “Make no mistake/Girls still love you,” is clowning Drake’s rap career.
“No Mistakes” comes after the 6 God threw a jab at ‘Ye on “Duppy Freestyle,” which was a response to Pusha T’s “Infrared.” The DAYTONA cut took aim at the OVO Sound boss and Cash Money CEO Bryan “Birdman” Williams.
After Pusha’s returned with the scathing Drake diss track, “The Story Of Adidon,” the dust has seemingly settled between the two artists (for now).
Check out some of the best responses to “No Mistakes” below and scroll further for the lyrics.
Just hit me the chorus to this diss to Drake is “Make No Mistake, Girls still love you.” How you gonna have Charlie Wilson on a diss track? pic.twitter.com/1D9cSTzLdY
— PHZ-Sicks (@PHZ_Sicks) June 1, 2018
"too rich to fight you.. you light skin.." and the hook goes "make no mistake girls still love you" that was Ye going at Drake pic.twitter.com/JsVvAop2kk
— LeBatard_Stein (@Mauritian_Jew) June 1, 2018
When you rocking out to Ye’s response to Drake in “No Mistakes” and realize he took the high road but then he says, “calm down lightskin” ?? pic.twitter.com/bwaJKudWyk
— AUB$ (@aubchapo) June 1, 2018
Either I’m hallucinating or Ye called out Drake on No Mistakes, and if so, we definitely need Wayne to jump in and destroy everyone now ?
— Grayson Stepanek (@StepanekGrayson) June 1, 2018
The hook is make no mistake girls still love you… Dog…. They telling a Drake his rap career over but the ladies still love him so his pop career ok ? ? ?
— Haz Tv (@HazBack) June 1, 2018
Kanye out here smashing Drake while he's still down on No Mistakes.
— Cooper Mannon (@CoopToTheLoop) June 1, 2018
Kanye said Drake need to sit his ass down. In case you miss the lyric it’s No mistakes:
“Too bold to type you
(Believe it or not)
Too rich to fight you
Calm down, you light skin!”
— Sir. Fallback (@99thKamikaze) June 1, 2018
ye took a nice jab at drake in that no mistake ?…
— thots plan… (@Oh_Boyd) June 1, 2018
Can we talk about Ye taking shots at Drake in No Mistakes? Lmfaooooo
— shit could get litter than lit, boy. (@BadNewsMaestro) June 1, 2018
“These two wrongs will right you
I was too grown in high school
The true soul of Ice Cube
Too close to snipe you
Truth told, I like you
Too bold to type you
Too rich to fight you
Calm down, you lightskin
Make no mistake
Girls still love you.”
— M|B (@MVRKJERVYBIERE) June 1, 2018
“Calm down you light skin.” Uh ohhhhhhh, when is Scorpion coming out dammit! https://t.co/ByELj9FaUI
— Lino Alvarez ♋ (@Lino_Arian23) June 1, 2018