Betrayal

Album: Trip At Knight (2021)
Charted: 67
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Songfacts®:

  • This song starts with a chorus and verse by Trippie Redd where he reverences various video games to highlight he's not someone to mess with. He also flexes about his wealth and success.
  • The song quickly attracted interest because of Drake's verse where he appears to be taking shots at Kanye West and Pusha T.

    All these fools I'm beefin' that I barely know
    Forty-five, forty-four (Burned out), let it go
    Ye ain't changin' s--t for me, it's set in stone


    West and Pusha T were both 44 years old when the song was released. While Drake's beef with Pusha T dates all the way back to 2009, his feuding with one-time pal Kanye is more recent. Their fall out was ignited by Pusha T's 2018 track "The Story of Adidon," where he revealed the Toronto MC fathered a secret child, Adonis. Drake suspected it was Kanye who told Pusha about Adonis and responded with the diss track "Duppy Freestyle." West denied telling Pusha about Drake's kid, but their relationship was fractured.
  • Trippie Redd included the track on his Trip At Knight album. Trippie excluded "Betrayal" from the initial release, but the Ohio rapper included it on the "Complete Edition" of the album, which he released a day later.
  • "Betrayal" is the first collaboration between Trippie Redd and Drake. Drizzy had earmarked Trippie to feature on his 2018 smash hit "God's Plan," but because of a combination of sickness and busyness, the Ohio spitter missed out on the deadline.
  • Taz Taylor supplied the hyperpop-inspired production, along with PinkGrillz and 88Dynox. Internet Money co-founder Taz Taylor's other credits include Trevor Daniel's "Falling," Lil Tecca's "Ransom," and Juice WRLD's "Smile."

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