After its initial release date was pushed back, Drake and 21 Savage’s greatly anticipated joint album, Her Loss, was released on Friday. The 16-track project has already stirred praise as well as controversy online as one of its singles, Circo Loco, has had its lyrics called into question.
While Savage and Drake both appear on Circo Loco, it’s the latter’s lyrics that have incited speculation, as many believe the rapper subliminally referenced Megan Thee Stallion in his opening verse, subtly accusing her of lying about getting shot by Tory Lanez.
“This b**** lie ’bout getting shot, but she still a stallion. She don’t even get the joke, but she still smiling,” Drake reportedly raps on the track. But Circo Loco’s official lyrics have not been released, and there is a vast difference in opinion regarding the meaning of the lyrics. Some believe the rapper said “shots,” referring to plastic surgery, and was not referencing Megan in the least.
Megan appears to think otherwise and addressed the issue on her Twitter page, requesting that people stop attaching conspiracy theories to her name or using her shooting for clout.
“Stop using my shooting for clout b**** ass Niggas! Since when tf is it cool to joke abt women getting shot! You niggas especially RAP NIGGAS ARE LAME! Ready to boycott bout shoes and clothes but dog pile on a black woman when she say one of y’all homeboys abused her,” Megan said.
The artiste went on to state that when the truth is revealed, she hopes people remember the rappers who defended a man who harmed a woman and called out the hypocrisy of people who remain silent when she is attacked but have a problem when she stands up for herself.
“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 … y’all don’t fwm okay cool,” the rapper stated.
In 2020, Megan accused Tory Lanez of shooting her in the foot. The Houston rapper alleged she and the occupants of the vehicle she was travelling in, including Lanez, got into an argument after leaving a party. According to Megan, Lanez shot her when she attempted to leave. The police responded to calls of shots fired, but Megan said she did not tell them the truth because she was afraid, and Lanez was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon. Megan later identified Lanez as the shooter, and he was charged with felony assault and gun charges. The trial will begin on November 28.
Listen to Drake and 21 Savage Circo Loco complete single below.