Sexuality and identity are no laughing matter, and fans are not happy with Drake after one TikToker pointed out that the rapper tends to use queer-identifying terms as puns. However, he does not identify as LGBTQ+.
According to Into More, the TikToker, Sabrina Monroe, shared a clip of Drake rapping “Members Only,” from his latest album, For All the Dogs. In it, the rapper sings, “Feel like I’m bi/ because you’re one of the guys, girl.”
“At this point, he cannot keep getting away with this,” Monroe says after the clip of Drake plays.
#stitch with @nocontextbars i bet i see it as somebody caption too
After referencing another one of Drake’s For All the Dogs bars, in which he mentions, “You got my mind in a terrible place/ Whipped and chained you like American slaves” on “Slime You Out,” even though he’s Canadian, Monroe argued the “Members Only” lyric should have gotten the axe.
“Now, you throwin’ out bars about ‘I feel like I’m bi because you’re one of the guys,'” she said. “It’s a bar; should have stayed in the drafts because what did you just say?”
“We can’t keep defending you like this, Aubrey,” she added toward the end of the video.
Fans were critical of the lyric on social media.
“Me when drake said ‘feel like I’m bi cause you’re one of the guys,'” one listener wrote with a GIF on X, formerly known as Twitter.
Me when drake said “feel like I’m bi cause you’re one of the guys” pic.twitter.com/aBooLzEPvR
— GÜSTÄVÖ 🧜🏼♂️ (@Gxxtavo) October 7, 2023
“LMAOOOO drake so annoying for saying “feel like im bi cuz u one of the guys girl” AUBREY STOP PLS,” one fan chimed in with a meme graphic.
LMAOOOO drake so annoying for saying “feel like im bi cuz u one of the guys girl” AUBREY STOP PLS😭😭 pic.twitter.com/ZkpvkVyCsV
— #1 Biphobe hater🖕🏾 (@iamlajj) October 11, 2023
Folks previously called Drake out for his lyricism in 2021’s “Girls Want Girls” from his Certified Lover Boy album, with the former Degrassi actor describing himself as a “certified lesbian,” sparking backlash.
“Girls want girls where I’m from,” he raps before declaring, “Said that you a lesbian, girl, me too.”
Drake has also gotten flak for lyrics many considered a diss toward former flame Rihanna and her partner A$AP Rocky. Blavity reported the 36-year-old references the “Lift Me Up” singer’s most recent album, Anti, in “Fear of Heights.”
“I’m anti, I’m anti/ Yeah, and the sex was average with you/ Yeah, I’m anti ‘cuz I had it with you,” he raps.
“He’s that friend who says they’re over their ex but then never shuts up about them or still keeps tabs on them,” another hypothesized.
He’s that friend who says they’re over their ex but then never shuts up about them or still keeps tabs on them.
— MAKIKO マキコ || 🎂 🎊 𝗡𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟯 「11月3日」 (@goddessmakiko) October 6, 2023
One fan even argued RiRi is responsible for Drake’s success.
They wrote, “The funny thing is Rihanna gave him his first career #1 single, she put HIM on, you think she’s thinking about him when she’s worth almost $2B??”
The funny thing is Rihanna gave him his first career #1 single, she put HIM on, you think she’s thinking about him when she’s worth almost $2B?? pic.twitter.com/YnrwAUkUz9
— Jey 🩸KEKE DAY (@knowlesvatoo) October 6, 2023
Those upset by Drake’s lyricism are in luck. The Independent reported that shortly after the For All the Dogs‘ release, Drake shocked fans by announcing he would take a hiatus from music.
“I probably won’t make music for a little bit,” he said while appearing on his SiriusXM radio show Table for One. “I need to focus on my health, first and foremost, and I’ll talk about that soon enough. Nothing crazy, but just like, you know, I want people to be healthy in life.”