In the latest track, “Red Button,” from his recently dropped project “Scary Hours 3,” Drake openly acknowledges his admiration for Taylor Swift, declaring her the only artist he truly respects. The lyrics reveal, “Taylor Swift the only individual 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.”
The dynamic between Drake and Swift, both perennial chart-toppers, is notable as they often vie for supremacy when releasing new music concurrently. Last year, their albums clashed on the charts, with Swift’s “Midnights” and Drake’s collaborative album with 21 Savage, “Her Loss,” facing off in a release schedule skirmish. Despite the competitive atmosphere, Drake and Swift maintain a friendly relationship, evident in a shared Instagram post from April 2022.
In a subsequent segment of “Red Button,” Drake touches on his intermittent feud with Kanye West, hinting at a resurgence of tensions. He reflects on past attempts at reconciliation, rapping, “Every time that Yeezy called a truce, he had my head inflated, thinkin’ we gon’ finally peace it up and get to levitatin’. Realize that everything was premeditated, everyone was good with me, then everyone’s expression faded.”
The reference to the on-and-off relationship with West comes amid Drake’s surprise release announcement for “Scary Hours 3.” Just weeks after dropping his latest album, “For all the Dogs,” the rapper revealed on social media that he composed the new songs in a mere five days, emphasizing the spontaneity of the creative process. He stated, “I did those songs in the last five days… this is just happening on its own. And who am I to fight it?”