Certified Lover Boy: Drake takes shots at Kanye West and Swizz Beatz in new album

Certified Lover Boy: Drake takes shots at Kanye West and Swizz Beatz in new album

Canadian rapper, Drake on Friday September 3 dropped his long-awaited album 'Certified Lover Boy' less than a week after his rival, Kanye West's latest album, Donda, was released.

In "7am On Bridle Path", which is a Toronto neighborhood where Drake resides, the Canadian rapper took shots at Kanye for sharing his home address publicly last month.

On August 20, after Drake took shots at Kanye West on Trippie Redd’s “Betrayal”. The American rapper responded by sharing a group text thread railing against “nerd ass jocks” coming at him.

Kanye added Pusha T to the conversation and many people assumed the name D in the thread was Drake himself. The next night he posted (and later deleted) Drake’s home address in Toronto, Drake seemingly responded by posting video of himself laughing in his car.

Though no name was mentioned on “7AM On Bridle Path”, a song title which referenced Drake's Toronto neighborhood, it has been interpreted to be a response to the latest chapter of their beef.

The song starts off with the lines “Secretly beefin me behind closed doors/But playin it peacefully for the streets to see/My n-gga have some decency/Don’t move like a puto.”

Drake complained that Kanye tried to move the goalposts, “Lettin’ me take the rap for that Casper the Ghost shit/While you findin’ all of the loopholes'' alludes to Pusha’s gripe about Drake’s history of using songwriters, even as Kanye clearly takes all the help he can get when he puts an album together these days. And he thinks that Kanye has lost his grip musically and hates that Drake still has it: “It’s been a lot of years since we seen you comin correct”; “If we talkin top three, then you been slidin’ to third like stolen bases.”

Drake also sounded positively disgusted at the thought that their album releases could even go head to head with lines like “You over there in denial, we not neck and neck.” He was also dismissive of Kanye’s fashion ambitions (probably because he knows that’s really hitting Kanye where it hurts). He said “I could give a fuck about who designing your sneakers and tees/Have somebody put you on a Gildan, you play with my seed.” (Gildan tees are the blanks Kanye prints most of his merch on.)

He also accused Kanye of positioning himself as the victim and making him the bully “N-ggas textin ‘Bro’ but we are not of no close relation,” and “They tried to label me mean, I say what I mean.”

The Canadian rapper also dared Kanye to actually pull up to Bridle Path: “Give that address to your driver, make it your destination/Instead of just a post out of desperation.” (Justin Laboy, who was cool with Drake before assigning himself to be Kanye’s foremost Donda publicist, also got a shot for added measure.)

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