Drake's "Red Button" Lyrics Give Taylor Swift Her Flowers: "The Only Ni**a I Ever Rated"

There was plenty of shade thrown on "Scary Hours 3," but Drizzy still made a point to show love to his favourites too.

BYHayley Hynes
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Drake's Scary Hours 3 makes it clear that he's got no shortage of rap beefs, but still, this weekend's new release isn't all negative. Currently, the internet is discussing the Canadian's bars aimed at the likes of Joe Budden, Kanye West, and Pusha T. Drizzy and the podcaster have been trading shots since the latter had a negative reaction to October's For All The Dogs, while the Yeezy founder's inconsistent energy seems to be a source of contention for his "Forever" collaborator. As for Pusha, that feud goes way back to the birth of Drake's son, Adonis, which was exposed by Push through a scorching diss track.

On a more positive note, Taylor Swift is one recording artist who got plenty of love from the 37-year-old. "Taylor Swift the only ni**a that I ever rated," Drake raps on "Red Button." He continues, "Only one could make me drop the album just a little later / Rest of y’all, I treat you like you never made it." As Variety notes, this seems to reference the previously delayed debut of Her Loss, which came after the sweeping success of the country-turned-pop star's Midnights LP.

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Champagne Papi and 21 Sav's collaborative effort was initially due out on October 28, though they held off until November 4. Unfortunately for them, "Anti-Hero" by Swift help onto the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 that week, though they ultimately claimed the top billing on the album chart.

If you didn't manage to catch Drake when he was on the road with 21 Sav this past summer, you'll be happy to know that he and J. Cole are heading out on the road in early 2024 to bring Scary Hours 3 and their other recent arrivals to the stage. After seeing how excited fans are for the upcoming shows, the "First Person Shooter" collaborators have decided to add 10 new dates to their lineup. Read more about that at the link below, and check back later for more hip-hop/pop culture news updates.

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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.