The rapper dropped "Scorpion" Thursday, which features 25 tracks and includes a guest appearance by Jay-Z and a previously unreleased vocal by Jackson, who died in 2009. In the song, he alleged Drake had a secret love child that he was keeping under wraps and refused to acknowledge. "Single father, I hate when I hear it / I used to challenge my parents on every album / Now I'm embarrassed to tell them I ended up as a coparent".
As fans checking the album credits for Scorpion noticed, Anka has a writing credit on "Don't Matter To Me", which led of a lot of listeners to believe they came from the same sessions.
Scorpion follows Drake's best-selling 2016 album Views and his 2017 release More Life, which set a record across all music streaming services of 385 million streams in its first week of release. In the scene, Zazie Beetz's character goes to a party at Drake's house for the sole goal of grabbing a photo with the rapper and bolstering her Instagram profile. "The only ones I wanna tell are the ones I can call", he adds.
He offered a shout-out of sorts when stopping in Drake's hometown in May, while accepting a lifetime achievement honour during Canadian Music Week.
Near the end of the song, Drake also hints at meeting his son for a second time: "They said in two weeks you're supposed to come into town / Hopefully by the time you hear this me and your mother will have come around". The two aren't on the best of terms, and Drake makes references to Fashion Week and not being able to be around her in public.
Drake announced in April that he planned to release his fifth studio album in June.
"I think that the diss had an effect on him personally and as an artist", said Scott, who said the song wouldn't put a dent in Drake's professional career.
On April 16th, Drake announced a new album via his IG page.
Not only did the "Nice for What" confirm he had a son, but he also goes back to his signature move of taking us on an emotional ride and getting us in our feelings.