Drake's New Song Seems to Confirm a Relationship With Bella Hadid — Let's Investigate
Drake's Scorpion album is finally out, and obviously fans are listening to it on repeat. (He blessed us with 25 songs and a two-sided album that lasts an hour and 29 minutes!). And as the listening commences, so does the lyric analysis. One track in particular — "Finesse," which is on side two — has people buzzing about the relationship between Drake and Bella Hadid. Although the pair has rarely been photographed together and neither person has outright confirmed a romantic relationship, there were dating rumors in October 2017.
Drake threw Bella a party for her 21st birthday on Oct. 9 — he "planned it and paid for everything," Us Weekly reported. Then, Bella's mom, Yolanda Hadid, appeared on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen to talk about her memoir chronicling her experience with Lyme disease. Andy weaved in a Drake mention and said, "There are rumors that Bella is dating Drake. He threw her a big 21st birthday part last night. You were there!" Yolanda expertly dodged the topic and said, "They're friends."
In "Finesse," Drake alludes to a relationship with a woman who has a lot in common with Bella. Dive into the intriguing lyrics ahead that suggest a romance between the two, and then catch up on all the lyrics about Drake's son.
The "Eyes" Lyric
Although "Finesse" is one of the shorter songs on Scorpion (just over three minutes), the lyrics are intriguing from the beginning. "I want my baby to have your eyes," Drake says in the first verse. Supermodel Bella Hadid does haves striking, beautiful eyes. Of course that's not enough to warrant speculation that the lyrics are about her — but the clues get better.
The "Fashion Week" Lyric
Drake raps, "Should I do New York? I can't decide / Fashion week is more your thing than mine." While Drake has dated several models, not all of them are Fashion Week regulars. Bella Hadid has walked countless runways, and she's a mainstay in New York Fashion Week. She's pictured above walking in the Versace fashion show during Milan Men's Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2019 in June.
The "Sister" Lyric
Next up: the telling lyric about a pair of sisters. Could it be Bella and Gigi Hadid? "You and your sister / Too hot to handle / Things would get canceled / I would make time for you / Commitment / Going the distance."
The Other "Finesse" Lyrics
As far as direct references to details about a woman in "Finesse," that's it, but the rest of the lyrics describe an infatuation with someone. In the chorus, Drake says, "You stay on my mind / All the time, all the time. It takes some finesse / I seen you finesse / He can't know finesse / You stay on my mind."