SZA clarifies Drake dating claims after song mention

SZA admits that she and Drake did date and tweeted the correct year of their time together - for legal reasons.

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R&B sensation SZA tweeted out a correction-slash-clarification after Drake revealed via a verse that the two had dated. 

“Yeah, said she wanna f— to some SZA, wait,” he raps, “’cause I used to date SZA back in ’08.”

The revelation came on a new song with 21 Savage and Metro Boomin called “Mr. Right Now.” 

R&B sensation SZA admits that she and rapper Drake did date, and she tweeted the correct year of
their time together – for legal reasons. (Photos by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for REVOLT and John Phillips/Getty Images)

“So it was actually 2009 lol,” SZA wrote on Twitter Sunday night, “…in this case a year of poetic rap license mattered.” 

“I think he jus innocently rhymed 08 w wait,” she contended. “Anybody who really knows me and was around during this time can confirm.. it’s all love all peace.” 

The clarification was needed because fans pointed out that SZA would have been 17 in 2008, while Drake would have been 21 or 22. 

“I just didn’t want anybody thinking anything underage or creepy was happening,” she added. “Completely innocent. Lifetimes ago.”

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Fans noticed that SZA unfollowed Drake on Instagram shortly after the release of the song. Drake, however, still follows her. 

The Canadian rhymer’s line about SZA brought more attention to the release of Savage Mode 2, the first project by 21 Savage since he was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement last year. 

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Rap legend Jay-Z stepped in to help with the UK-born rapper’s immigration case by hiring him an attorney. While he has been out of custody for more than a year, his case still has not been resolved. 

Savage Mode 2, a collaboration album with 21 Savage and Metro Boomin, was announced with a cinematic trailer voiced by Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman, who also voices its intro.

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“Great men with great ideals can be separated by hundreds or even thousands of miles and still be in the same place,” he says. “They can be years — or even generations — apart in age and yet somehow find themselves on the exact same page.”

Fans are anxiously awaiting new music from SZA, who has said that she will be releasing an album in 2020. 

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