However, one line that caught the attention of many wasn’t from Mr. Savage or Boomin — it was actually from Drake , who has a guest verse on the track.
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Why? Because he casually mentions that he used to date SZA 12 years ago:
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Some seemed intrigued by the information:
Drake fumbled Serena Williams, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, and Sza?!?!? This man cant keep a bad bitch to save his life my god.
Whereas others noted that the math seemed…a little off:
Drake just said “I was dating sza back in 08” but UHHH
SZA was 17 for most of 2008, while Drake was 21.
And it looks like the confusion reached SZA herself — because she addressed the song in a series of tweets.
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First, she confirmed that they did date — but in 2009, not 2008.
So It was actually 2009 lol 🙃.. in this case a year of poetic rap license mattered 🥴lol I think he jus innocently rhymed 08 w wait . Anybody who really knows me and was around during this time can confirm.. it’s all love all peace 🤝💎💫 .
This would mean that SZA was 18 and Drake was 22 when they dated.
She then called their romance “completely innocent” and that nothing happened when she was underage:
I just didn’t want anybody thinking anything underage or creepy was happening . Completely innocent . Lifetimes ago .
Uhhh, so I guess if you’re mentioning someone you dated in the ’00s in a hit rap, make sure you get the years right?!
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