In a surprising twist, global hip-hop sensation Drake has unveiled a softer side to his musical persona by giving a shoutout to pop icon Taylor Swift in his latest track, “Red Button,” featured on his recently released album, Scary Hours 3.
The lyrics of “Red Button” reveal a surprising admiration for Swift, with Drake rapping,
Taylor Swift the only n—- 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 acknowledgment of Taylor Swift’s influence and talent adds a new layer to the dynamic between the two chart-topping artists, who have frequently found themselves in competition for the top spot on music charts.
The reference to delaying his album’s release suggests a deliberate move influenced by his respect for Swift’s work.
This musical rivalry is not new to the duo. In the past, their albums have clashed in terms of release dates, with Taylor Swift’s Midnights dropping on Oct. 21, creating a scheduling conflict with Drake and 21 Savage’s joint album, Her Loss, initially slated for Oct. 28 but later delayed to Nov. 4.
Despite the competitive edge, Drake’s acknowledgment of Taylor Swift in “Red Button” emphasizes a mutual respect that goes beyond chart standings.
The music industry heavyweights have a history of friendly interactions, further highlighted by Drake’s Instagram post from April 2022, where he shared a photo of himself with arms around Taylor Swift.
Fans of both artists are buzzing with excitement over this unexpected connection, showcasing that in the world of music, admiration can sometimes transcend competition.