Drake is a fan of SZA’s new album SOS.
During a recent livestream with online gambling company Stake, Drake praised the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, who just earned her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with SOS.
“I know one of the questions was ‘what have I been listening to?’ … I’ve been listening to the new SZA, listening [to SOS], incredible,” Drake said.
Of course, Drake and SZA have some history with one another. The Toronto rapper said they dated in his appearance on 21 Savage’s 2020 single “Mr. Right Now.”
SZA confirmed it in a recent interview. While speaking with Audacy earlier this month, the R&B star shared her reaction to hearing Drake’s line referring to their past relationship on the Savage Mode II track—“Said she wanna fuck to some SZA, wait/’Cause I used to date SZA back in ’08.”
“In a strange way, I was like, ‘Did they know?’” SZA shared. “But they didn’t ask me to be in it. Nobody said anything.”
Elsewhere in the interview, SZA said her and Drake have “always been cool,” before comparing the Toronto rapper to Rachel McAdams’ iconic Mean Girls character Regina George.
“I feel like Drake has a Regina George quality to him where it’s just kind of like, ‘Have you or anyone you know been personally victimized?’” the 33-year-old said. “He’s like a cool kid, you know. When you’re the popular kid in school, it’s entertaining. It’s entertaining, but you sometimes are taking losses in the midst of that entertainment. The honesty, I respect that. But I definitely laughed real hard…I cackled.”