Fire & Desire

Album: Views (2016)
Charted: 75
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Songfacts®:

  • Drake expresses his desire here for a woman on this echoey track. He pines for her, even though she is involved with another man.

    Look, you know I'm a rider, nothin' left to hide
    Your other nigga tired
    Talk about you like you'll never leave his side
    But I don't really buy it


    Drake could be addressing Nicki Minaj and her lover Meek Mill here. Dreezy and the Hip-Hop Barbie Queen used to be close, collaborating on tracks such as "Moment 4 Life" and "Miss Me." However, since Minaj was caught in the middle of her boyfriend's on-going beef with Drake, their friendship has had to take a back seat. Drake told Zane Lowe on his Beats 1 show: "I don't really talk to Nicki. Another person I have a lot of love for... She dealt with me how I would expect her to - with class. I always have respect and love for her. Unfortunately, we haven't spoke."
  • The song's intro and outro is sampled from Brandy's "I Dedicate (Part II)" off her 1994 self-titled album. Brandy's brother, Ray J was sampled on another Views track, "Redemption."

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