Frank Ocean’s highly anticipated new album Blond featured the return of Andre 3000 on the track “Solo (Reprise),” which is always a good thing. But it appears the OutKast member may be shooting a jab at Drake during his immaculate verse. At least the Internet thinks so.
On the bars in question, 3K raps, “I am no rookie but feel like a kid/Lookin’ at the other kids/With astonishment while I’m on punishment, watchin’ the summer come close to an end/After 20 years in/I’m so naive I was under the impression that everyone wrote they own verses/It’s comin’ back different and yea that shit hurts me/I’m hummin’ and whistlin’ to those not deserving/I’m stumbled and lived every word, was I working just way too hard?”
Whether or not Benjamin was singling out Drizzy for not penning his verses, it has to be noted that Aubrey happens to be behind the biggest most recent ghostwriting scandal. This or course sparked the Internet’s idea that Andre is throwing shade at the 6 God. “99.9% sure Andre 3000 is coming for Drake on ‘Solo Reprise,’” one Twitter user noted.
“Andre 3000 came at Drake if i was Drake I’d shoot myself,” another person added to the overall conversation.
While this seems like something that could get really entertaining, we’re guessing the situation – if this is a situation at all – doesn’t go any deeper than this track.
We think people should just take 3K’s verse for what it is, a master piece in lyrical form. The type of which we definitely could use more of in today’s rap.