It appears there’s beef building up between two of Toronto’s finest pop stars, Drake and The Weeknd, who’s latest track, “Lost In The Fire” is believed to make misappropriated references to Drake’s personal life.
“Lost In The Fire” diss track
Last week, French DJ Gesaffelstein dropped the music video for “Lost In The Fire,” his latest collaboration with The Weeknd. Rap music fans speculate the 28-year-old rapper dissed his Toronto native in a verse, which reads “And I just want a baby with the right one/I just want a baby with the right/ ‘Cause I could never be the one to hide one/I could never be the one to hide.”
Drake-The Weeknd beef
Both the rap stars have something of a shared history. Drake helped The Weeknd rise to popularity in 2011, after posting two of his tracks on his blog, October’s Very Own. The Weeknd later contributed to Drake’s second album, ‘Take Care’ and the duo collaborated on songs like “Crew Love,” “The Zone” and “Live For.” They even shared the stage in the 2017 OVO Festival.
Another year, another feud for Drake?
2018 was one of the most successful years in Drake’s music career. The 32-year old topped the charts as the most-streamed artist in the U.S, recording 11.13 billion on-demand streams and had 35 entries in the Billboard Hot 100 charts. However, the year witnessed a feud with rapper Pusha T, who revealed Drake was hiding his child from the world in his song, ‘The Son of Adidon.’ A part of the lyrics reads “We talking character, let me keep with the facts/ You are hiding a child, let that boy come home, ooh/ Deadbeat —- playing border patrol/ Adonis is your son/ And he deserves more than an Adidas press run, that’s real.”