Some fans think Drake shaded Taylor Swift in his latest Instagram Story.

Swifties Think Drake Shaded Taylor For This Competitive Reason


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Is is dark in here? Because Swfities are sensing some shade. On Nov. 14, Billboard unveiled its weekly Top 10 songs on the Hot 100. For the chart dated Nov. 19, Taylor Swift snagged the No. 1 spot (for a third time) with her Midnights single “Anti-Hero,” while Drake and 21 Savage sent eight tracks off their collaborative album, Her Loss, to the top of the chart. Following the news, Drake congratulated 21 Savage on their achievement and may have poked fun at Swift in the process.

On Nov. 14, Drake re-posted to his IG Story Billboard’s Top 10 Instagram post. He captioned the Story, “@21savage congrats my brother 🤞🗡️.”

Seems innocent enough, right? Well, his post had fans raising their eyebrows for one major reason. He covered Swift’s No. 1 spot with a series of emojis. While one could argue Drake blocked Swift’s name in order to emphasize his and 21 Savage’s achievements, the rapper left the No. 10 song — Sam Smith and Kim Petras’ “Unholy” — uncovered.

This comes just weeks after Swift broke a Billboard Hot 100 record previously held by Drake. On Oct. 31, the singer became the first artist to claim every spot on the Top 10 of the chart. According to Billboard, Drake held the previous record with nine songs off his sixth studio album, Certified Lover Boy, going to the Top 10 in September 2021.

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So, could Drake have shaded Swift for outranking him on the charts? Some fans certainly think so. “Drake being petty towards taylor because she blocked him on the charts… like bffr it was YOUR decision to release your album right after hers,” one fan tweeted.

Another person pointed out that Swift wasn’t the only person Drake may have dissed recently. “Why is drake so petty, particularly towards successful women, at the moment,” this fan tweeted, likely referring to Drake seemingly shading Megan Thee Stallion on his Her Loss track “Circo Loco.”

Considering Drake and Swift have been friends for years, some Swifties don’t understand why Drake blocked out her name. “I feel so sad for Taylor. She’s always so supportive of everyone, she doesn’t care about competition (maybe because she hasn’t any) and there’s always someone to shade her,” one fan said. “Like. I don’t understand the point, drake doesn’t have to prove anything but he’s still shady…”

These are just a few of the passionate reactions many Swifties had to Drake’s IG Story. Check out even more responses below.

It’s worth noting neither Swift nor Drake has directly mentioned each other in relation to the current Billboard charts, so this can be chalked to to a fan rumor...for now.