Oprah's Bank Account
by Lil Yachty (featuring Drake & DaBaby)

Album: Lil Boat 3 (2020)
Charted: 54 55
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  • This song finds Lil Yachty, Drake and DaBaby rapping about their lovers. On the chorus, Yachty draws a parallel between Oprah Winfrey's wealth and his girl.

    Diamond in the rough, you look as good as Oprah's bank account

    Winfrey's net worth was estimated at $2.6 billion at the date of the song's release. In comparing his significant other to the media mogul's bank balance, Yachty is insinuating that she is very attractive.
  • The track is produced by Yachty's frequent collaborator, EarlOnTheBeat ("Act Up," "Yacht Club," "Get Dripped"). The Atlanta-bred producer told Billboard that after Yachty recorded a hook over his beat he had to convince his collaborator the idea was good enough to pursue.

    "When I'm making beats, I just let it happen. It just happened to sound good, and I liked the melody of my production. I just made the beat at the crib and sent it to Boat," he explained. "He didn't know how he felt about it at first, but I told him his hook was fire. The next thing I knew, he added DaBaby to the track."
  • The collaboration with Drake and DaBaby came about organically, but Yachty revealed to Complex that it was Lizzo who he originally wanted to get on the song, but she never responded to him. Instead, Drake ended up jumping on the cut after Yachty posted a snippet on his finsta Instagram account.

    "It's so crazy because I originally wanted to put Lizzo on it," he said. "I sent it to her, and I don't want to say she didn't like it, because she never got back to me on it, which was cool. I understand people are busy. And then I posted a snippet on my finsta. Drake follows my finsta, which is crazy. And he was like, 'Yo, this is dope,' which blew my mind."
  • DaBaby was the first person to jump on the song. Yachty explained that three or four days after he'd made the track, Da Baby had a meet and greet in Atlanta, Yachty dropped by, and after they'd hung out for three or four hours together, they went to the studio. Yachty played him "Oprah's Bank Account," and as Da Baby thought it was a potential hit, he asked if he could hop on it.
  • Lil Yachty dropped the song on March 9, 2020, which coincided with the fourth anniversary of the release of the first installment of his Lil Boat series. The mixtape introduced Yachty's bubble-gum trap music to the mainstream.
  • Director X directed the humorous video, which he shot in Toronto and Atlanta. The visual's concept of Yachty dressing up as Oprah Winfrey and hosting The Boprah Show originated from the rapper himself. Yachty also penned the skits.

    "It's basically a re-creation of an old Oprah TV show episode," Yachty explained to Complex. "It's fun. I hope people enjoy it, and I hope it's an uptempo vibe. That's what it's about. I don't have a purpose for the song, just to be fun and be a vibe."
  • When this song debuted at #89 on the Hot 100 chart, it marked Drake's 208th entry on the tally. This meant the Toronto MC officially surpassed the cast of Glee to become the artist with the most Hot 100 hits in history.
  • So what does Oprah Winfrey think of the song? Speaking with The Associated Press, the billionaire gave the track the thumbs up. "I love it. I love it. I loveeeeee it! Yes, I love it!" she said. "I haven't seen the video. But it's nice to be in a Drake song no matter what - especially for your bank account, OK!"


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