Drake Shares One Major Regret About His Old Lyrics That Still Haunts Him

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Drake at the Billboard Music Awards Show in 2019. Photo by Rob Latour/REX/Shutterstock (10222625ff)

Drake is no stranger to dropping names and starting feuds through his lyrics and some of them haunt him to this day. The Canadian rapper recently discussed one thing about his old songs that he still regrets: directly naming exes in his lyrics.

Drake recently set down with Lil Yachty for his A Moody Conversation podcast and admitted he’s having second thoughts about name-dropping his exes in his music. He believes he can get his point across without naming names and disrupting people’s lives.

“The lyrics are never with ill intent, but I had somebody tell me one time, ‘You know, it’s not necessarily what you’re saying about me, it’s the fact that you said it.’ So I’ve tried my best to stop doing that, but I like to be honest in music too so that one’s a push and pull,” he explained.

Drake and Lil Yachty touched upon many other topics during the interview, including his “graceful exit”. He described the modern hip-hop scene as an addictive competitive space and said he wants to gracefully continue making interesting projects and working with other artists without forcing himself to compete.

We’ll have to wait a little bit longer for his “graceful exit” to pan out since he hinted that he might release another album later this year and dropped a music video for “Spin Bout U” ft. 21 Savage just last week.