Drake just dropped news about his dating history on a new single.
The Canadian rapper appears on the song “Mr. Right Now” from 21 Savage and Metro Boomin, released on Friday.
In his verse on the track, Drake reveals that he dated artist SZA back in 2008.
“Yeah, said she wanna f**k to some SZA, wait,” he raps. “‘Cause I used to date SZA back in ’08 / If you cool with it, baby, she can still play.”
2008 would place their relationship just before Drake hit it big as a rapper, and years before SZA hit the mainstream herself, though some fans pointed out SZA might have been under the American age of consent if the date was correct.
Drake just said “I was dating sza back in 08” but UHHH pic.twitter.com/N9kwG5wWxC
— Wavier🗝🆔 (@xeniolumis) October 2, 2020
Others, meanwhile, simply doubted Drake’s claim completely.
y’all really believe Drake & Sza dated? are y’all that stupid? pic.twitter.com/Yplam19rU0
— α. (@whorefordrake) October 2, 2020
SZA took to Twitter on Monday, though, confirming that the relationship was indeed real, but that it occurred in 2009, when she was of age, explaining that Drake’s reference to 2008 was a case of “poetic rap license.”
She added that the relationship was “completely innocent” and that it was “lifetimes ago.”
I just didn’t want anybody thinking anything underage or creepy was happening . Completely innocent . Lifetimes ago .
— SZA (@sza) October 5, 2020
“Mr. Right Now” is the fourth collaboration between Drake and 21 Savage, following “Sneakin,” “Sacrifices”, and the leaked track “Issa”.