Drake Explains ‘War’, Says It Wasn’t A Dig At Toronto Rappers: My Goal Is To Always Uplift & Show Love
Drake has explained the inspiration for his latest single “War.”
The Toronto native dropped the song on Christmas Eve and sparked lots of conversation as he reportedly acknowledged some of his rap feuds, like his rumored beef with fellow Toronto rapper The Weeknd.
He also name-dropped supermodel Gigi Hadid.
Now, he’s clearing the air on social media, and seemingly addressing speculation that it was a diss track against Toronto rappers. He wrote Sunday,
“Just wanna say this for my city in regards to the song War. My goal is to always uplift and show love to rappers that are buzzing and gaining the worlds attention. My goal is to always uplift and show love to rappers that are buzzing and gaining the worlds attention. My goal is to use our talks that we all use without having it feel like I am taking sides.”
“My goal is to make anyone feel like with the right songs and the right team and the right amount of drive and focus they can push past the darkness and be able to provide for their people and create a legacy. I understand that there are politics in every city that we can’t deny or escape but I want to be clear on my intentions when I show recognition and support. I pray you all emerge successful and can’t wait to see what artists from Toronto pop off in 2020 and beyond.”
This isn’t the only drama that the song has seen. A 19-year-old, Marcella Zoia, featured in the video was removed from the visual as she faces charges for allegedly throwing a chair from the 45th floor of a Toronto hi-rise building.
She pleaded guilty but The Crown wants her sentenced to six months.
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