Drake and Young Money label mate Nicki Minaj had a special connection in the past, even getting married on one track
. However, Drizzy alludes here to a strained relationship with the Queens MC:
"Not even talkin' to Nicki, communication is breakin'
I dropped the ball on some personal s--t, I need to embrace it."
Drake admitted to MTV News that he was to blame for the breakdown of their friendship, but they subsequently reconciled after he'd penned the song. "That line in Tuscan Leather isn't exactly where I am in my life right now but like a year ago, eight months, seven months ago, it was how I felt. I'd done something wrong and I wasn't speaking to her," said the Toronto MC.
"I think the dialogue actually between us was already opened up," he added. "I had already solved that issue. I wrote that a while ago and I kinda felt guilty changing it."
Drake stood by his choice to include the lyric on Nothing Was The Same
, despite the pair being back on speaking terms. "It was a sentiment that I had when I started this album and felt like that's how it should be," he explained. "The album should start one place and end in another."