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Did the Weeknd just diss Drake in new song 'Lost in the Fire'?

Editorial Staff

The Weeknd just released a new song with French producer Gesaffelstein, and it sounds like there's a not-so-thinly veiled jab at Drake within the first verse.

“And I just want a baby with the right one/ ‘cause I would never be the one to hide one," the Weeknd sings, which comes across as a direct reference to Pusha T accusing Drake of "hiding a child" in the American rapper's 2018 track "The Story of Adidon." Drake later talked about his son on his 2018 album, Scorpion, though has not directly responded to Pusha T's accusation. (There was a lot more to the Drake-Pusha T 2018 beef-a-thon, which you can catch up on here.)

Pitchfork points out that the official lyrics for "Lost in the Fire" on Apple Music say "I would never be the one to hurt one" versus "I would never be the one to hide one," though the Weeknd covering his face with his hand in the video, as he audibly sings "to hide one," suggests differently.

Sony Music was reached for comment, but we were told the label doesn't have official lyrics and that, if the artists plan on commenting, it'll be through their social channels.

Otherwise, the lyrics sound par for the sex-driven course: the first verse includes the line "I wanna f--k you slow with the lights on" and the second verse ends with "while I f--k you straight." Still no word on when the Weeknd's new album will be out.


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