Entertainment Weekly

Subscribe

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content

Article

Drake freestyles over The Weeknd's 'Tell Your Friends'

Posted on

Andrew Chin/Getty Images

The Toronto love fest continues. 

Toronto native Drake took to his Beats 1 program this weekend to share a new freestyle over “Tell Your Friends,” a standout from fellow Toronto native The Weeknd’s Beauty Behind the Madness. The “Started From the Bottom” rapper uses the track, co-produced by Kanye West, to make a plea to a woman who reminds him of Jane Birkin and has an undeniable power over him.

“Wanna do special things for you/ You deserve it/ But you’re too famous to buy you purses/ That barely scratches the surface,” he raps. “This time is different, you give me purpose/ Tell me you taking it serious/ I gotta ask how serious? Cause your serious has just been not that serious.” 

Drake played a large part in putting The Weeknd on the mainstream map back in 2010, and they went on to collaborate on several tracks including The Weeknd’s Thursday cut “The Zone,” Drake’s Take Care track “Crew Love,” and more. 

Related Stories

Beauty Behind the Madness: EW review

How well do you know The Weeknd’s lyrics?

WANT MORE EW? Subscribe now to keep up with the latest in movies, television and music.