Drake Just Covered "Hey There Delilah" And The Internet Is Baffled

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Executive Producer US rapper Drake attends the Los Angeles premiere of the new HBO series "Euphoria" at the Cinerama Dome Theatre in Hollywood on June 4, 2019. (Photo by Chris Delmas / AFP) (Photo by CHRIS DELMAS/AFP via Getty Images)
So are we, frankly.

Drake claimed he was done beefing with Kendrick Lamar. He was gearing up for "summer vibes," which got fans of classics like "Controlla" and "Passionfruit" excited. Drizzy may not have won the K. Dot battle, but he's always been good for hits. Right? Well, the enthusiasm for "summer vibes" has dimmed. The 6 God decided take a hard left and release a collab cover of the Plain White T's song "Hey There Delilah." Yes, the one you're thinking of. Drake flipped it, though, so the title is now "Wah Gwan Delilah."

To make things even more complicated, the song is actually a remix of a cover originally released by the singer Snowd4y. Drake pulled a Soundcloud era move by hopping on a song that was already gaining a little bit of traction. The thing is, the song choice is baffling. Especially with the 6 God pouring Autotone on his vocals and swapping out the original lyrics for Toronto slang. The slang has resulted in good songs but there's no defending this one. "Wah Gwan Delilah" is going to provide Drake haters with ammo for a long time.

Drake Teamed Up With Toronto Artist Snowd4y

"I just show my dog your 'Gram. He said he knows a man that slapped it, I'm so cheesed," he sings. "Your 'mademoiselle' nights are geeked, I'm bent lowkey. Wah gwan, Delilah? Double date me if you like me." It is a couplet so cringe-inducing it doesn't even require analysis. It looks bad on paper, and sounds bad on record. It's worth noting that this is the only song by Snowd4y listed on Genius. Snowd4ay is a new artist from the 6, which explains Drake's desire to link up with him. Outside of repping the city, though, it's hard to imagine what the rapper was thinking when he agreed to hop on this remix.

This confusion has understandably driven the social media response to "Wah Gwan Delilah." Fans really want to know what's going on with Drake, and whether he will ever be the same after the Kendrick Lamar battle. It seemed silly to believe that the rapper would struggle to get his footing after the beef, but this is an undeniably bad release. "Drake dropped that sh**ty song wah gwan Delilah with the Toronto accent," one user wrote. "We not beating the washed allegations." Another was baffled by Drake's musical falloff in such a short period of time. "Drake is unreal," they tweeted. "Just had one of the most insane beefs in hip hop history and drops this sh*t right after."

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Keep scrolling to read more social media reactions to Drake's newest release. Do you think the 6 God is falling off in real time? Is this just a bump in the road? Let us know in the comments, and check back later for more music/pop culture news updates.

About The Author
Elias is a music writer at HotNewHipHop. He joined the site in 2024, and covers a wide range of topics, including pop culture, film, sports, and of course, hip-hop. You can find him publishing work for HNHH from Monday to Friday, especially when it comes to the coverage of new albums and singles. His favorite artists are Andre 3000, MF Doom, pre-808s Kanye West and Tyler, The Creator. He loves L.A. hip-hop but not L.A. sports teams. The first album he ever bought was Big Willie Style by Will Smith, which he maintains is still a pretty good listen.