Drake Reaches Peak Drake On New Single ‘I’m Upset’
Drake would like you to know he's upset.
Drake is upset. He really is. We know Drake is upset because he’s just released a new single called ‘I’m Upset’.
In terms of Sad Drake memes, ‘I’m Upset’ is pretty damn classic. It sees Drake pine over a lost love: “Say she got some things she gotta come here and collect, that shit is in a box to the left, to the left.”
It’s textbook heartbreak Drake, although many people initially thought the track was another response to his beef with fellow rapper Pusha-T.
The two have been feuding for a long time now, but it kicked off again on Friday following the release of Pusha-T’s album Daytona, especially the closing track, ‘Infared’, which fired shots at Drake’s use of ghostwriters.
Drake responded (suspiciously quickly) with a fiery diss track of his own, called ‘Duppy Freestyle’, in which he blasted Pusha’s waning career (“I had a microphone of yours but then the signature faded/I think that pretty much resembles what has been happening lately”) and Daytona producer Kanye West (“I’ve done things for him I thought that he never would need/Father had to stretch his hands out and get it from me/I pop style for 30 hours, then let him repeat.”)
The Kanye line was a reference to Drizzy helping Kanye out on The Life Of Pablo tracks ‘Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1′ and ’30 Hours’.
It gets better: Drake then sent an invoice to Kanye’s label G.O.O.D. Music asking for a cool $100,000, for “promotional assistance and career reviving.”
Regardless of timing or its name, ‘I’m Upset’ isn’t a follow-up diss track, but a scheduled release that apparently has nothing to do with Pusha-T. Pretty amazing that a beef turned up the day before it was released, and that Drake had a diss track ready to go just hours after ‘Infared’ dropped…what a totally wonderful PR-dreamy coincidence.
Regardless, ‘I’m Upset’ is here. Drake’s next full-length, Scorpion, drops on June 28.