As a musical wordsmith, Drake is no stranger to clever metaphors. Yet, the rapper is taking a literal approach to defending himself against claims that he depicted ex Rihanna as a devil.
The Canadian MC sent the net into a frenzy during his OVO Fest in Toronto. For, while performing the song ‘Days In The East’, the screen behind him juxtaposed images of the Bajan beauty and a multitude of 6’s – prompting many to speculate whether he was branding Rih in a satanic context (see: historical use of three 6’s).
Hoping to clear the air (and rumors), Drizzy took to Twitter to offer his two cents. See what he had to say below…
My album title is VIEWS FROM THE 6. The 6 is Toronto. Rih is a great girl who I know is about to kill this tour with Eminem. It's all love!!
— Drizzy (@Drake) August 6, 2014
And there you have it!
To be fair, despite serving up sinful vocals, branding ol’ girl a devil would have been perhaps a step too far.
That said, color us cynical, but we’re not entirely buying that Drake didn’t know what he was doing — or, at least, how it may be received.