Drake, 21 Savage release 'Her Loss': What to know, including that Megan Thee Stallion lyric – USA TODAY

Drake and 21 Savage picked up where the “Honestly, Nevermind” album left off on “Jimmy Cooks” and released the “Her Loss” collaboration album.  
The Toronto-born and London-born rappers’ 16-track project was originally slated for an Oct. 28 release, but was delayed a week after producer Noah “40” Shebib contracted COVID-19. On Friday, the project arrived. 
Here’s everything we know about the duo’s latest installment, including a lyric that stirred a response from Megan Thee Stallion. 
Shortly after “Her Loss” was released, Twitter users caught wind of an apparent Megan The Stallion reference in the ninth track, “Circo Loco.” 
The song borrows from Daft Punk’s “One More Time” but contains a “stallion” reference in the first verse: “This (expletive) lie ’bout getting shots, but she still a stallion. She don’t even get the joke, but she still smiling,” Drake raps. 
While the line is about a woman lying about receiving cosmetic shots, listeners denounced the double entendre that leans on allegations that Tory Lanez shot Megan Thee Stallion in the foot. The case heads to trial in December. 
On Friday, Megan Thee Stallion addressed the lyric on Twitter, saying rappers need to “stop using my shooting for clout.” 
In a later tweet she wrote, “People attack me y’all go up for it. I defend myself now I’m doing too much … every time it never ends and this did NOT happen until I came out and said I got shot.” 
Drake received more reaction Friday for referring to Alexis Ohanian in “Middle of the Ocean” with the lyric, “Sidebar, Serena, your husband a groupie.” 
Ohanian responded by tweeting a photo of himself, his wife Serena Williams and their daughter Olympia, saying he is the “best groupie” for his family. 
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A Drake and 21 Savage two-for-one combo is not rare. The two shared the mic on “Mr. Right Now” from 21 Savage’s 2020 “Savage Mode II” album and in turn, 21 Savage was featured on Drake’s 2021 “Certified Lover Boy” with “Knife Talk.” Most recently the two closed out Drake’s 2022 offering “Honestly, Nevermind” with “Jimmy Cooks.” 
“Her Loss” features 16 songs with both artists trading off on verses.
Drake, 36, raps solo on four songs and 21 Savage, 30, takes the reigns for “3 AM on Glenwood,” a timestamp title that Drake is known for including on his albums. Travis Scott also makes an appearance on the 10th track. Lil Yachty has writing credits on several tracks and loans his signature voice for ad-libs peppered throughout “Major Distribution” and “BackOutsideBoyz.” 
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Drake revealed the “Her Loss” cover on Nov. 2 which features a head-on profile photo of a woman with a Nelly-style band-aid on her cheek, long lashes, a partial gold grill and a Chanel earring. 
The subject of the album cover is artist Quiana Yasuka, who also goes by Suki Baby. 
“I chose this cover because this photo is so raw… so authentic.. not fabricated.. Suki can and will only be suki,” Lil Yachty wrote on Instagram Friday with a photo of the “Her Loss” cover art. 
Not exactly. The duo embarked on a pseudo press tour to create momentum around “Her Loss.” 
Sunday before the release, Drake posted a photo of himself and 21 Savage on the cover of Vogue for the October issue, despite the rappers not actually being the magazine’s cover stars. The doctored cover contained the headlines actually used in the issue, which featured Jennifer Lawrence on the cover. 
USA TODAY reached out to Vogue for a statement. 
Drake followed the faux cover with a mockup of an NPR Tiny Desk segment, posted Wednesday, which also didn’t happen. 
“Thank you to @nprmusic @tinydesk for having the gang,” he captioned the clip which featured the rappers in front of a live band in what looked like the NPR set. 
NPR confirmed the Tiny Desk setup was fake but responded on Twitter writing, “let’s do it forreal tho.” 
A day before the release, Drake published another fake press installment which included an interview on SiriusXM’s “Howard Stern Show.” The spoof depicted Stern asking Drake, who leads Sirius XM station Sound 42, about porn preferences as well as when he plans to settle down. 
“Absolutely NO filter with the incomparable @sternshow 🥀 thanks for having us,” Drake captioned the Thursday post. 
USA TODAY reached out to SiriusXM for more information.


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