Creepin'

Album: Heroes & Villains (2022)
Charted: 7 4
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Songfacts®:

  • Here, the Weeknd and 21 Savage join Metro Boomin to recreate Mario Winans' 2004 track about a girlfriend's infidelity, "I Don't Wanna Know."
  • It was Metro Boomin's manager Cash who suggested recording a new version of "I Don't Wanna Know" with The Weeknd. Winans' hit song is based on a sample of the Fugees' 1996 single "Ready Or Not," which itself samples the synthesizer riff from Irish new age singer Enya's 1987 instrumental track "Boadicea." "Creepin" starts with the same Fugees sample. The Weeknd then interpolates "I Don't Wanna Know" during his verses and chorus. Savage's verse replaces Puff Daddy's from the original version.
  • The Weeknd suspects his girl is seeing another guy. Rather than confronting her, he tells his romantic partner to keep her infidelity secret from him. The Weeknd doesn't want to end their relationship and endure a heartbreak.
  • 21 Savage is also getting played by his girlfriend. He doesn't understand why she's not being faithful as he's splashing out the cash on her; her cheating saddens him. Later in the verse, the rapper suggests the answer: He's got his own side piece in San Francisco.
  • Mario Winans and Metro Boomin are good buddies. The "I Don't Wanna Know" artist sings backing vocals behind The Weeknd on this song along with Travis Scott.
  • Metro Boomin recorded "Creepin'" for his second album, Heroes & Villains. The record is the second installment in a trilogy that began with 2018's Not All Heroes Wear Capes.

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