Are Drake & The Weeknd Secretly Working on a Project?
The relationship between Drake and The Weeknd has been riddled with speculation. Once frequent collaborators on songs like “Crew Love,” “The Zone” & “Thursday,” all signs pointed to The Weeknd (whose album Starboy you can download for free in the link at the bottom) signing to OVO and cementing a new Toronto-inspired sound that would catapult The Weeknd into stardom as Drake’s protege. However, since the fiery collaborations things cooled down quickly when The Weeknd surprisingly signed with Universal, swiftly ending any rumors of signing to OVO. While fans hoped for an OVOXO movement, what came about instead was a subtle rivalry that fans awkwardly watched.
In an interview with Rolling Stone The Weeknd admits that he gave Drake a lot of music early in his career and while he’s grateful, if the outcome was different he may have changed his tune:
“I was hungry. … I was like, ‘Dude, take anything’, I gave up almost half of my album. It’s hard. I will always be thankful — if it wasn’t for the light he shined on me, who knows where I’d be. But everything happens for a reason. … You never know what I would say if this success wasn’t in front of me now.”
While it hasn’t been confirmed, it’s rumored Drake took a quick jab at The Weeknd on his “Summer Sixteen” record originally aimed at Meek Mill but sneaked in:
“All my exes know I like my O’s with a V in the middle.”
Thankfully, since then The Weeknd has come into his own and both Toronto natives looked to have buried the hatchet and hinted that collaborating is a possibility. During the rollout of his new album Starboy, The Weeknd did an interview with Beats 1 where he addressed his relationship with Drake:
“He came in as my big bro and showed the world what I could do. From then on, he’s always been supporting me and I’ve always been supporting him. Behind the scenes, we’re still very close but it’s cool that the world can see us doing our own thing. OVOXO will always be there.”
When asked about the possibility of working together he goes on to say:
“Maybe. Why not?”
Drake took to Instagram to share The Weeknd’s album with his fans:
Right now, the idea of the collaboration is just that, an idea. But there will be plenty of fans that would love if it were a reality (myself included)! Hopefully 2017 will include an OVOXO reunion.
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