Child's Play

Album: Views (2016)
Charted: 49
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  • Drake acknowledges here that the girl he is seeing is after him for his money and status. However, the rapper still likes having her by his side and indulging her. He boasts that with his riches, buying her a new outfit is mere child's play.
  • Drake's shoutout on this cut for the Cheesecake Factory quickly became a meme after the release of Views.

    Why you gotta fight with me at Cheesecake
    You know I love to go there


    The Cheesecake Factory is a North American restaurant chain that specializes in tempting dairy-based desserts. There isn't any branch in Drake's home city of Toronto, so he may be referencing the one in Calabasas, California where the rapper has his second home.
  • Drake's in-house producer Noah "40" Shebib samples Ha-Sizzle's New Orleans bounce classic "Rode Dat Dick Like a Soulja" for the hook.
  • Regular Future beatmaker Metro Boomin' is credited with "additional drum programming" for the song. Metro served as executive producer for Drake & Future's collaborative mixtape What a Time to Be Alive.
  • The idiom "child's play," meaning a task that is easily accomplished, originated in the early 1300s as "child's game." The phrase was already being used in its present form by the end of the century:

    "I warn you well, that it is not child's play. To take a wife without much advisement."
    ~Chaucer Canterbury Tales "The Merchant's Tale" (c1387)
  • The 12-minute video features Drake having an argument with his girlfriend, played by supermodel Tyra Banks after she finds messages from another woman on his phone. The two have a nasty fight, during which she throws cheesecake in his face and pours red wine over his head.
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