ASAP Rocky's Verse on Future and Metro Boomin’s "Show of Hands" Has Fans Convinced He’s Dissing Drake

The two previously enjoyed charts success together alongside Kendrick Lamar on "F*ckin’ Problems" back in 2012.

ASAP Rocky with braids and sunglasses on the left; Drake with cornrows, earring, and necklace on the right
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ASAP Rocky with braids and sunglasses on the left; Drake with cornrows, earring, and necklace on the right

Is ASAP Rocky taking some subliminal digs at Drake on Future and Metro Boomin's latest album We Still Don't Trust You?

As those who stayed up late to watch the distrust continue already know, Rocky is a perfect fit atop the beat for Disc 2's "Show of Hands," the penultimate track of Pluto and Metro's double album.

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Within minutes of the song hitting streaming services, studious listeners started highlighting some choice lyrics from the verse. Ensuing speculation has centered on the possibility that Drake’s well-documented Rihanna issues, which date back to at least 2009, could be the impetus for Rocky's latest feature. Rocky and Rihanna, of course, have now been together for some time. The undeniable power couple has two children.

Key here is Rocky's boast against those who "swear they bitch the baddest," with the Testing artist pointing out that he "bagged the worst one." From there, Rocky mocks an unspecified target by bragging that he "hit it first." The subsequent couplet about an unnamed artist whose "latest shit" merely "came and went," meanwhile, has been speculated to be a dig at the "Summer Games" sequel denier's 2023 album For All the Dogs.

Call up Pluto, Metro, should've put me on the first one
N***as swear they bitch the baddest, I just bagged the worst one
N***as in they feelings over women, what, you hurt or somethin'?
I smash before you birthed, son, Flacko hit it first, son
Still don' trust you, it's always us, never them
Heard you dropped your latest shit
Funny how it just came and went

While the bulk of the focus amid the widespread speculation has zeroed in on Rihanna, some have also brought up Sophie Brussaux, who shares a son with Drake, into the equation by speculatively pointing to past coverage of her pregnancy from TMZ. As with all such speculation, however, none of these posited lyrical meanings have been confirmed, nor are they likely to be.

Rocky closes out his "Show of Hands" verse with another line that could be taken as a Drake diss, with Flacko taking pride in his ability to reside "rent-free" in someone's head.

First of the month, I'm livin' in your head rent-free

Last year's Dogs saw the 6 God being made the subject of similar speculation of his own thanks to "Fear of Heights," which opens with a claim of not being "still hung up on" a past romantic partner. At the time, fans were quick to link the track to Rihanna, thanks in part to its presumed Anti references and mockery of "that man" who's "still with you."

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At any rate, here's a look at what the people are saying about "Show of Hands," which is far from the only song causing a stir this morning.

Asap Rocky coming at Drake for talking about Rihanna is an example of positive masculinity
not J. Cole dissing Kendrick of peer pressure and then backtracking and switching sides🤷🏾‍♂️#WeSTILLDontTrustYou

— olwethu🌊🏄🏾‍♂️ (@kemangolwethu) April 12, 2024

Drake fans are really trying to change the narrative like this man hasn’t been dissing Rocky and Rihanna for years

— Kylie (@Kylie59265969) April 12, 2024

asap rocky ate drake tf up I'm crying

— ALEJAND☈O ❶ (@msclassiclady) April 12, 2024

Kendrick Lamar dissed Drake
Asap Rocky dissed Drake
Future dissed Drake
J Cole switched up on Drake
Metro Boomin beefing with Drake
Officer Ricky switched up on Drake

6 God beefing with 6 opps now

— IBashar (@CurtisBashar) April 12, 2024

Drake can’t say shit to asap rocky, he bagged drake’s dream girl lol

— Greg. (@gregdashsoul) April 12, 2024

Wait and they got Asap Rocky 😂😂🤣 nah this is a team up. They are acting like Drake is Thanos. Giving me way too much energy

— Yaa- Free Gaza 🇵🇸 (@Jada_london) April 12, 2024

Drake has been writing songs about Rihanna & Asap Rocky since 2021, Rocky has every right to respond lol.

— ☈ (@TheMimiReign) April 12, 2024

ASAP Rocky

“I hit it before ur birthed son”

Nah drake going out sad rn

— Manu (@ManuDaGoat) April 12, 2024

A$AP Rocky is coming at Drake (and defending Rihanna) on “Show of Hands”:

“Flacko hit it first son/Still don’t trust you/Always us, never them/Heard you dropped your latest shit/Funny how it just came and went”#WeSTILLDontTrustYou

— Sowmya Krishnamurthy (@SowmyaK) April 12, 2024

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