Throughout hip-evolution, hop’s we’ve seen some incredible collaborations. These combinations show what great musical compatibility can produce, whether it’s DaBaby and Megan Thee Stallion, Kanye West and Jay-Z, or even Lil Baby and Gunna. Drake looks to have already proven that he can work with any of your favorite musicians. Apart from his Young Money trifecta smashes with Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj, the “Laugh Now, Cry Later” singer’s musical collaborations with fellow Canadian artist The Weeknd are ones we can’t seem to forget.
According to XXL, Drake first introduced one of his greatest protégés to the general market in 2010, when he released two of The Weeknd’s songs on his October’s Very Own (OVO) blog. In 2011, while promoting The Weeknd’s debut mixtape, House of Balloons, the two would meet again a year later. In the same year, the “Starboy” singer worked as a writer and artist on Drake’s sophomore album Take Care, contributing to the tunes “Crew Love,” “The Ride,” “Practice,” and “Shot For Me.” Drake also invited The Weeknd to join him on tour as an opening act for his live performances.
Drake was looking to sign The Weeknd to his OVO Records label.
Drake commended The Weeknd in an interview in October 2011. “On four of my album’s tunes, he acts as a co-writer, which I appreciate. “When it comes to writing, I don’t usually collaborate with other people,” he told MTV News (via XXL). “I like to write everything myself, but that’s fine with us.” We try to tap into the same feelings because we’re both from the same city.” Drake was unable to sign The Weeknd despite the fact that the two fluidly co-wrote tunes for each other that feature on all of their early albums.
By 2012, The Weeknd had built up his own fan base. Drake reportedly told Sway Calloway in 2012 that he was working on signing him to his OVO Sound label, according to XXL. “On paper, everything appears to be in order, but that isn’t what matters. “All that counts to me is that the association is well-known,” he remarked. “I’d like to continue involved in his career, and he’d like to keep performing music with me,” she says.
Drake, on the other hand, had a completely different perspective. The Weeknd signed with Republic Records in September of 2012. Many suspected Drake wasn’t thrilled as he tweeted, “You won’t get away with just a thank you…you owe me a favor.” Yikes.
Drake and the Weeknd aren’t dating, but their feud might be coming to an end.
In 2019, The Weeknd was said to have followed Drake around on his “Lost in the Fire” track. The Weeknd says in the song, “And I just want a baby with the right one/’Cause I would never be the one to conceal one.” The Weeknd has obviously overheard Pusha T’s trash tune “The Story of Adidon” a few times.
Since then, things have gotten better for the two of them. Drake revealed to want to bury the hatchet with his protégé in the word “War,” off his drill-inspired 2020 track. While we don’t know if The Weeknd is ready to put their dispute to rest, we are hopeful that the two will work together again in the future.
At Drake’s birthday celebration, the Weeknd joins him.
The Weeknd turned 32 this week, and he celebrated with close pals in Las Vegas on Saturday night. Pictures and footage from the chaotic night have surfaced online, suggesting that Drake, the Toronto rapper, was also present.
Their supposed dispute was ended a few years ago, and the former colleagues haven’t been seen together in a long time. “I’ve been there from day one, and I’m pleased not just to be here… with my brothers, but just glad that the family is back together where we belong… from the greatest city in the world,” Drake, flanked by The Weeknd, said on the microphone.
Future, Kaytranada from Montreal, Swedish House Mafia members, and Simi Khadra from Simi Haze were among the performers that joined Drake on stage.
At 2 a.m. that night, Khadra and The Weeknd were seen “making out like there was no tomorrow,” according to TMZ. Sure, there’s adorable gossip, but it’s Abel and Aubrey’s beautiful images that have fans buzzing as the week gets underway.