Drake & The Weeknd’s Artificial Intelligence Collab Includes Bars About Selena Gomez

Is AI taking things too far?

BYHayley Hynes
Drake & The Weeknd’s Artificial Intelligence Collab Includes Bars About Selena Gomez

Usually, rappers only have their contemporaries to worry about as competition. Now, they're facing the threat of artificial intelligence more fiercely than ever before. In recent weeks, a slew of videos have surfaced online, unveiling what our favourite artists would sound like singing songs from other people's discographies thanks to the power of computer technology. Some programs are even penning new lyrics and putting vocals from artists like Drake and The Weeknd behind them to generate authentic-sounding fake singles that have been generating plenty of buzz online.

As HipHopDX notes, Friday (April 14), saw a YouTube account called ghostwriter upload a track called "heart on my sleeve." They described it as a "Drake AI song featuring The Weeknd." Over the beat, we hear a voice eerily similar to Drizzy's name-dropping a fellow Canadian and his beauty guru ex-girlfriend. "I came in with my ex like Selena to flex / Bumping Justin Bieber the fever ain’t left / She know all she need, I need her she blessed, giving her my best," the lyrics begin. "I got my heart on my sleeve with a knife in my back what’s with that? / (Aye) 21, I love him that my brother that’s my slatt," Drake's verse continues.

The Weeknd and Drake Come Together via AI

For The Weeknd's part, he also sings about Selena Gomez, who he previously dated. "Got these pearls on my neck, got these girls on my check like Selena baby / Oh my genie maybe yeah, she taking the Lambo for a drive using the fancy door," The Idol star's AI voice rings out. "When she went out the store, I throw my heart on my sleeve." For many artists, hearing their source of revenue recreated so effortlessly online is certainly jarring, to say the least.

The Scorpion hitmaker experienced it earlier this week as well. At the time, he heard himself rapping Ice Spice's "Munch (Feelin' U)" thanks to modern technology. Champagne Papi shared it on his Instagram Story, giving many of his millions of followers a laugh. If hearing The Weeknd and Drake on a song together has you feeling nostalgic for their past collaborations, revisit fan favourites like "The Zone" or "Crew Love" below.

Revisit the Canadian Artists' Real Collaborative Efforts Below


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About The Author
Hayley Hynes is the Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, and has been since 2021. She began writing for the website that same year, primarily covering content in the Music, Pop Culture, and Streetwear niches after graduating from Vancouver’s Blanche Macdonald Centre with a Fashion Marketing Diploma. She previously reported on Travel, Entertainment, Beauty, and News at Narcity Canada for over three years. Hayley has also contributed articles and interviews within these realms to Folklr Magazine and the Calgary Journal while studying Journalism at Mount Royal University. In her spare time, she freelances for Bandbox Vinyl, having already interviewed hip-hop icons like Atmosphere and explored Syd’s discography. Hayley also uses her expansive pop culture knowledge and passion for astrology/self-enhancement to help others explore their curiosity in an ongoing Instagram video series. Among her favourite hip-hop artists are A$AP Rocky, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, and Mac Miller.