Andre 3000 came out of hiding to drop a verse for Frank Ocean on the latter's highly-anticipated album Blonde, and managed to shake things up with just a few bars.
Now, given how infrequently Dre offers up his services to other rappers, his appearance on Blonde was already bound to get a lot of attention. But add to it the fact that a man of so few words used his to shade Drake? Well, that's when the internet loses its mind.
To be specific, 3000 raps the following:
"After 20 years in /
I’m so naive I was under the im-pression that everyone wrote they own verses /
It’s comin’ back different and yea that shyt hurts me /
I’m hummin’ and whistlin’ to those not deserving /
I’m stumbled and lift every word, was I working just way too hard?"
Of course, it seems pretty clear that Dre is talking about Drake, who was "outed" by Meek Mill last year for allegedly using a ghostwriter on several of his tracks.
Twitter was quick to pick up on this:
Drake please dont respond to Andre 3000 ......your career will end— SOUFSIDE ZEUS (@SOUFSIDEZEUS813) August 21, 2016
Andre 3000 threw shots at Drake? Damn Welp, guess I don't like Drake anymore...— Brandon Guerra (@Bigpapibeez) August 21, 2016
Andre 3000 really taking shots at drake when he drops a verse every half decade and still hasn't done a solo album.— free teanna trump (@stayathomepapi) August 21, 2016
Somewhere, Meek Mill is having the best Sunday ever.
Shade or not, it's always great to hear Dre's flow on any track, and we doubt he'll hear a peep from Drake about it.
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