This article was published on April 2 and updated on April 7
Happy Friday, new Drake is here. Prior to dropping, the self-proclaimed Champagne Papi teased his new song on his Instagram stories — that samples Kim Kardashian's voice. Yikes.
In the song "Search & Rescue" produced by BNYX, you hear the SKIMS founder say, "I didn't come this far just to come this far and not be happy."
Specifically, the Kim audio is from an old scene on the since-ended Keeping Up with the Kardashian series (though, the infamous family turned around and launched the Kardashians on Hulu just months later).
In the finale, Kim has a chat with mom Kris Jenner about her then-marriage to Ye, formerly Kanye West. It's essentially the moment Kim realized she wanted a divorce from the musician.
This isn't the first time Drake put one of Kanye's exes on his song. OG Drizzy fans may be remember that "Faithful" (featuring Pimp C and dvsn) included Amber Rose's voice saying, "I'm high maintenance a little bit but not in a negative way. I just like extremely expensive things."
Given Drake and Ye's shaky past (and rumors that Drake and Kim K. secretly dated), fans immediately saw Drake's sampling as a shot at the anti-Semite musician, and understandably so.
On Her Loss, Drake essentially confirmed that he still wasn't cool with Kanye. On the track "Circo Loco," he raps, "Linking with the opps, bitch I did that shit for J. Prince."
If you recall, J. Prince is the music exec who helped Drake sign to Young Money — and reunited the Canadian musician with Ye for the Free Larry Hoover concert in 2021. At the time, the lengthy beef between the musicians seemed over.
But with these recent shots fired by Drake, it appears Drizzy ain't ready to settle his scores with Ye.
Regardless, new Drake is always a good thing, and this latest track sounds like another one for the simp books.