No Lie

Album: Based on a T.R.U. Story (2012)
Charted: 24

Songfacts®:

  • When Georgia rapper 2 Chainz first got to know Drake, he was riding high as one-half of the rap duo Playaz Circle, having reached the top 20 of the Hot 100 with the single "Duffle Bag Boy." Drake, on the other hand, hadn't yet dropped his breakthrough So Far Gone set. The pair built up a good rapport as they toured with Young Money and became good friends, so it is fitting that Drake guests on 2 Chainz's official first single for Def Jam. Drizzy alludes to their camaraderie when he raps "Me an Chainz go way back. We don't talk the talk, we just say facts."
  • The Georgia rapper told MTV News the song needs to be it in context with his previous mixtape singles. "It's like a 'to be continued' of what I did with 'Spend It' and 'Riot' and just bring that energy back to the scene," said 2 Chainz.
  • 2 Chainz appears to have a somewhat different attitude to females than ladies man Drake. Here he raps: "I take ya girl and kidnap her. Feed her to my mattress." Guess, we probably won't be introducing the Georgia spitter to any of our girls.
  • Drake's verse was interpreted by some as including a dig at Rihanna, with whom he had a short-lived affair. The lyrics in question are: "Aww that look like what's her name, chances are it's what's her name. Chances are if she was actin' up, then I f--ked her once and never f--ked again. She could have a Grammy, I still treat her ass like a nominee. Just need to know what that p---y like so one time is fine with me."

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