15 Drake Lyrics That Were Definitely Written By Other People
Yesterday, people were shocked to learn a former child actor who says he started from the bottom might not be as authentic as he seems when Meek Mill jumped on Twitter and claimed Drake isn't the one responsible for the lyrics drunk college kids yell on the bus at night.
Drake responded by not really responding because that's exactly what you'd expect Drake to do.
Most sources point to longtime Drake associate Quentin Miller as the man behind the overly introspective philosophical one-liners that way too many people use as status updates, but it's hard to believe he's the only person to contribute to his songs.
We spent far too much time pouring over Drake's discography to take another look at his lyrics, and while we're not picking a side in this beef, we couldn't help but notice there are more than a few lines that seem like they could have been written by someone else.
This could all be an amazing coincidence, or we've just blown the top off the greatest conspiracy of our time.
"Man I told my city I'd be gone till November, then November came, then I came right back on my worst behavior."
Your drunk uncle who you only see once a year at Thanksgiving, where he inevitably makes a racially-charged comment about rap muisc.
“So I’m goin’ through her phone if she go to the bathroom, in her purse right there I don’t trust these hos at all.”
Robert Pattinson wrote this line while he waited nervously in his trailer for Kristen Stewart to come back from a “scene study” with her director.
"I'm with my whole set, tennis matches at the crib, I swear I could beat Serena when she playing with her left."
"Running through the 6 with my woes."
There is no way Drake can run around Toronto these days unless he wants to be swarmed by people, especially because he probably doesn't want to be seen crying (which we assume he does while jogging and thinking about his woes).
This line could only be written by another Toronto native who owns a pair of sweatpants and could run through the city without being bothered. Our best guess is Rick Moranis.
"Retired teacher, but your words still got me evolving."
This was undoubtedly penned by Jaime Escalante, the teacher who reached those kids in "Stand and Deliver."
"I got no friends in this, momma."
This was technically written by Drake, but he took it from a letter he wrote during his first week of space camp when he was 6 years old.
"Last name Ever, first name Greatest."
At first, we thought this line was just your standard hip-hop braggadocio, but we're beginning to think it may have actually been penned by Greatest Ever, a little-known artist raised on a commune in from Oregon by parents who shunned traditional names in favor of positive thinking.
"The one that I needed was Courtney from Hooters on Peachtree."
The assistant manager at the Ruby Tuesday on Beckwith talking about his ideal waitress.
"He just not in a position to reciprocate your energy, you ain’t ever worried cos he’s not who he pretends to be."
This was adapted from a relationship advice column in the April 2007 issue of Cosmopolitan.
"Who's hot, who not? Tell me who rock, who sell out in stores?"
Some may call this a tribute, and others may call it something Mase said on "Mo Money Mo Problems" in 1996.
"No wonder why I feel awkward at this fashion week sh*t, no wonder why I keep f*cking up the double cheek kiss."
Kanye West has used ghostwriters in the past, but he also ghostwrote this lyric for Drake after mispronouncing "couture" and accidentally pecking Donatella Versace on her lips when he met her for the first time.
"Mothaf*ckas never loved us! Man, moth*fuckas never loved us."
Drake once attended a JUNO awards afterparty in 2013 and met the lead singer of Nickelback, who has a tendency to shout this at the top of his lungs after three Long Island Iced Teas.
"My high school reunion might be worth an appearance, make everybody have to go through security clearance."
This one was written by the title character of Stephen King's "Carrie."
"If I die, all I know is I’m a motherf*ckin' legend."
We haven't read the Bible in a while, but weren't these the last words Jesus spoke on the cross?
"We do things that people pay to document."
This is actually the motto of a group of high schoolers called THE UZI KIDS, who were paid $11 each to appear in the video for "Why Rap is kOOl 2 Me," the first song Drake recorded after starting his music career.