Drake adds a freestyle to The Weeknd’s recent Beauty Behind The Madness single.
Drake and The Weeknd have a lengthy history working together after the “Hotline Bling” rapper shared The Weeknd’s “Wicked Games” online in 2009. From there, Weeknd remixed Drake’s Take Care single “Trust Issues” in 2011, along with contributing his talents on that record’s “Crew Love” and “The Ride.” Drake returned the favor by appearing on The Weeknd’s “Live For,” a single off the Weeknd’s 2013 major label debut Kiss Land, and though Drake doesn’t appear on Beauty Behind The Madness, he did lend a freestyle to the remix of his recent single “Tell Your Friends.”
During Drake’s latest OVO Sound radio show on Beats 1, Drake premiered his re-working of the Kanye West-co-produced track.
“The ball is in your court / No defense, nobody keeping score / No offense but I’ve played this before / Maybe you can but you just don’t care anymore / Evolve,” Drake sing-raps from “the Waldorf in Berlin” to a woman that reminds him “of Jane Birkin.” “And I’m right back here, like I said I would / You were never a good girl but you’re a better woman now / Evolve.”