After a cycle of fake promotional stunts, Drake and 21 Savage gifted fans with their highly anticipated joint album, Every Loser. Like Drake’s previous efforts, the project immediately caused a stir on social media, but not necessarily for the right reasons.
Since the album’s release on Friday, Drake has faced mounting backlash over “Circo Loco,” a Boi-1da- and Tay Keith-produced cut that has been called misogynistic, petty, and anti-feminist. Is. The controversy stems from the track’s opening verse, in which Drake references his 2020 shooting incident involving Megan Thee Stallion and Tory Lanez.
The song has ignited a debate about Drake’s intentions, and prompted reactions from fans and entertainment figures, including Megan. For those who aren’t up to date on the drama — or just want a refresher — we’ve provided a complete rundown of all the “Circo Loco” controversy below.
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In the first verse of “Circo Loco”, Drake boasts about his life before mentioning a disheveled woman.
He raps, “I’m a fuckin French bitch, c’est la vie”. “I just put ’em on a jet, now they’re all Italian / That’s the way I dress, ’til I go to the Thousand Islands / This bitch lies, but she’s still a stallion / Him too Don’t get the joke, but she’s still smiling.
The last two lines sparked controversy, as many believed Drake was accusing Megan of lying about the aforementioned shooting. The incident reportedly took place in the Hollywood Hills in the summer of 2020, when Meghan and Lenz got into a verbal altercation at a Kylie Jenner house party. The situation escalated shortly after the incident, when the two left the event in a car driven SUV, after Lenz allegedly pointed a gun at Megan and shot her in the legs after exiting the car.
Lenz was arrested in connection with the shooting, and pleaded not guilty to assault charges.
Megan addressed the incident in her Good News track “Shots Fired”.
“Imagine n* as lyin’ ’boutshootin’ a real bitch/ Just to save face ns as you Chill with,” he rapped. “… and if it weren’t for me, that same week, you would have been accused of.”
While some were convinced that Drake was saluting Megan, others believed that he was simply talking to a woman who was lying about her butt injections; However, some believe that there were other lines in the track that suggested Drake was targeting the H-Town rapper.
“Shorty say she graduated, she ain’t learnin’ enough,” he rapped. “Play your album, do a track, okay, I’ve heard enough.”
Many listeners have speculated that Drake was referring to Megan’s higher education pursuits and her 2021 graduation from Texas Southern University.
Has Drake Had Beef With Megan Before?
Some fans questioned why Drake would take aim at Megan, since it appears they had no prior beef. Although it was reported that Drake unfollowed Megan on Instagram this year, the two haven’t spoken bad about each other—at least not in public.
In fact, Megan attempted to downplay the “circo loco” drama in Friday’s tweet, when she reminded fans that Drake never mentioned her name.
But as the drama unfolded, Megan became more defensive, and understandably so. She proceeded to slap the rappers who were making light of the shooting, and demanded that they use the incident to stop.
What is Drake’s relationship with Tory Lanez?
Drake’s relationship with Lenz is somewhat complicated. Although he is widely regarded as the greatest rapper to come out of Canada, the two have never teamed up on a record, which has certainly fueled speculation of competition.
Drizzy appeared to take a shot at Lanez in his 2016 track, “Summer Sixteen,” rapping: “All you boys in New Toronto wanna be me a little bit / All your exes know I got to be with a V in the middle Gone.” Oh like.” Fans suspected the lines were targeting Lanez, as they seemingly referenced his 2015 mixtape The New Toronto.
In 2016, Lanez hit back at Drake on Medinho’s “Uber Everywhere” remix.
“Pussy boy, wipe that smile off your face,” he rapped. “You no trap na, you ain that way / You some actor na boy, I used to see you on screen.”
Listeners speculated that the lines were directed at Drake, who worked as a TV actor before entering the rap game. The alleged jab was somewhat surprising, as Lanez had previously told Revolt that he would never diss Drake.
“I don’t know what that guy has against me,” she told the outlet when asked about “Summer Sixteen.” “I’m getting paid here. I’m fine. I’m young. I’m finally in a position to support my family.”