Drake Debuts Aaliyah Collaboration “Enough Said” at OVO Festival
Drake headlined his third annual OVO Festival in his hometown of Toronto on Sunday night (August 5) with guests like Nicki Minaj, 2 Chainz, A$AP Rocky, Snoop Dogg as his reggae alter-ego Snoop Lion, French Montana, Meek Mill and singer The Weeknd all sharing the stage with him.
And as promised, Drake unleashed his featured guest appearance on Aaliyah’s posthumous single, “Enough Said,” debuting it as part of his huge concert last night. It has previously been reported that Drizzy would be executive-producing the late and loved singer’s posthumous album and “Enough Said” seems to be the first listen off the project.
“Bothers me when you gotta play therapist/That shit is embarrassing/to even bring up these niggas made the comparison,” Drake offers up in rhymes sandwiched between silky smooth Aaliyah vocals. “Then, they just gotta forgive me, this watch is a 150/Still ain’t got the time for a bitch to be acting iffy/Runnin’ through the city with ni--as I give a kidney/Selling under 150, you niggas gotta be kid-ding/Is this still even a discussion?/Don’t you ever wake up disgusted?/Every million I get, I gain an enemy or cousin and people feelings have changed ever since I became something.”
Already having a small portrait of Aaliyah’s face tattooed on his back, Drizzy flashed some new ink, tributing the late singer last week. The new tat, inked on his ribcage, is of Toronto’s area code, 416, with the number four containing the digit for the number one within it to memorialize Aaliyah’s birthday of January 16 or 1-16.
This past April, Timbaland, a known collaborator of the late Aaliyah, said that if Drizzy wants to do the posthumous album correctly that he should call him and Missy Elliott.
“I know they’re trying to drop some Aaliyah records, but if he do do it, it should be with me and him and Missy,” Timbaland said in an interview with Power 105.1. “I don’t know what’s going on, but the proper to do that would be for me, him and Missy to be all on the record. I produce it. But to put it on his album or to put it on his record or whatever, however it be, it would just not be right.”—Jakinder Singh