After the surprise record dropped Sunday night (February 13), internet sleuths were quick to locate and fastidiously decipher what some see as a diss toward Drizzy.
On “Shining,” which also features Beyoncé, Jay Z raps: “I know you ain’t out here talkin’ numbers, right / I know you ain’t out here talkin’ summers, right / I know you ain’t walkin’ ’round talkin’ down / Sayin’ boss shit when you a runner, right?”
Drake offered some subliminal shade on the song, rapping “You ain’t own it right away, you had to wait on niggas / Man, I’m only 29, have some patience with us / Plus I never met nobody from my label, nigga / I just pop up with the music then they pay a nigga.”
The 2016 shade got off to an early start when Drake dropped “Summer Sixteen” in January and declared that he “used to wanna be on Roc-A-Fella then [he] turned into Jay.”
Jay fired back months later on “I Got The Keys,” rapping “Till you’re on your own you can’t be me.”
With Drake’s More Life playlist project promised before the end of February, and Jay Z seemingly working on a new project behind the scenes, fans probably won’t have to wait long for the next volley in this war of words.
Check out some of the reaction below.