While Drake fans anxiously await Certified Lover Boy to arrive, the 6 God momentarily whet their palates on Thursday night (March 4) when he delivered the Scary Hours 2 3-pack featuring Rick Ross and Lil Baby.
From the unmistakable bravado of “What’s Next” and effortless rap ping-pong on “Wants and Needs” to the essential boss bars on “Lemon Pepper Freestyle,” the 13-minute EP ignited even more excitement for Drake’s follow-up to 2018’s Scorpion, with the majority of his fans anointing him with “G.O.A.T.” status once again.
But one particular line appeared to stand out from the rest. On “Wants and Needs,” Drake makes a reference to Kanye West who he’s famously beefed with in the past. “Yeah, I should probably go link with Yeezy,” he raps. “I need me some Jesus/But as soon as I start confessin’ my sins, he wouldn’t believe us.”
As Drake began trending on Twitter, several fans initially thought the line indicated they’d laid their issues to rest but as time went on, more and more people suggested it was a well-timed subliminal about an alleged fling with Ye’s future ex-wife Kim Kardashian.
Drake and Kanye have a contentious past that blew up in 2018 after G.O.O.D. Music president Pusha T revealed the Canadian superstar had a “secret” son on his infamous Drake diss track, “The Story Of Adidon.”
There was also a Twitter deep-dive into Drake’s lyrics from “In My Feelings” and many speculated the Kiki in the song was Kardashian.
The chatter grew so intense, Kanye felt compelled to dispel those rumors, tweeting, “Don’t speak on nobody from my family, nothing that could be even mentioned with my wife. Period. We don’t have to talk again, I’m giving no energy to that.” (It was later revealed the real Kiki was 24-year-old Oakland dancer Ky’anna “Kiki” Barber.)
Whatever the case with “Wants and Needs,” the line has sparked a spirited debate on social media. Check out some of the reactions below and find the project here.
Kanye’s divorce lawyers to Kim K: “What did Drake mean on Wants and Needs when he said ‘Yeah, I probably go link to Yeezy. But as soon as I start confessin' my sins, he wouldn't believe us’?”
Kim Kardashian: pic.twitter.com/ryosqJKNcA
— Tashdeed Faruk (@TKFaruk8) March 5, 2021
Thinking about the Drake "Wants and Needs" lyrics. I'm not seeing the same Drake/Kim implications everyone else is. And leaning pretty neutral on the Kanye line. Feels more like a harmless acknowledgement than diss to me, having listened a few times.
— Watching the Throne (@KanyePodcast) March 5, 2021
— Universal Soldier (@AdamsonAhmed) March 5, 2021
Honestly don’t know if it was a diss or not cause usually they both sneak diss each other but this beef hella overplayed at this point
— 80° (@ADrizzle13) March 5, 2021
Drake just casually saying how he fucked Kim and kanye wouldn’t believe him if he told him hahaha
— Cj (@ACruelCat) March 5, 2021
— ମξψ. (@reysalx) March 5, 2021
Drake drops a lot of these lines to get people talking about him. It’s so obvious this happens. This man could easily be talking about him and his boys but because he mentioned Kanye you think it’s about Kim.
— . (@mycoolnewshoes) March 5, 2021
I’ve always thought the beef between Kanye and Drake really got everything to do with Drake fucking Kim at some point
— Seany Axelrod (@Seanptheghost) March 5, 2021
Drake thinks Kanye gave Pusha the info he used to make story of Adiddon, but in turn apparently Drake been fucking Kim K. https://t.co/K7D78HXNkY
— Silky Johnson (@ThatNiggaVontae) March 5, 2021
drake basically dissed kanye bout piping kim https://t.co/vzZdZmrLU2
— Dani? (@DanielMakaremm) March 5, 2021
This mf drake really had a line to kanye that he slept w kim on a song w kanyes favorite rapper ⛷️ while they're getting a divorce. 🥶.
— vik (@ogsatvikk) March 5, 2021
Drake piped Kim. Kanye down bad 💀💀💀💀
— KD Burner Acc (@KDBurnerAcc4) March 5, 2021
Drake basically saying he smashed Kim, Kanye just gotta shoot this man at this point 🥴.
— Champ Cheese 🏆 (@QuintonOverTime) March 5, 2021
If Drake did really get one up on Kanye via Kim like he has been suggesting then I know why Kanye spilled the news f Drake’s baby to Pusha🤣mans was hurt
— Roadman like Sirius Black (@Bis_Kuits) March 5, 2021
Nah, this good for Kanye if that's actually what happened. Kanye can now say to courts that Kim cheated
— hmmm (@StayHmming) March 5, 2021