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22 July 2020, 15:35
Drake released his new song ‘Only You Freestyle’ with Headie One, where he gave a shout out to Maya Jama, and fans have been wondering what his Arabic lyrics mean in English, so we’ve translated them.
Drake sent the internet into a meltdown after he called Maya Jama a ‘sweet one’ in his new bop ‘Only You Freestyle’ with Headie One.
Fans rushed to Twitter to speculate about why Stormzy’s ex-girlfriend was featured in the track, causing the former couple’s names to become a trending topic.
However, fans are now wondering what Drake’s Arabic lyrics mean in the new tune, after he surprised people with his multi-lingual abilities, once again.
So, what do Drake’s Arabic lyrics in ‘Only You Freestyle’ mean? Here’s the translation...
In Drake’s ‘Only You Freestyle’, he says:
“Arabic ting told me that I look like Yusuf, look like Hamza / Habibti please, ana akeed inta wa ana ahla [sic].”
Loosely translated into English, this means:
“My love, please, I’m sure you and I look better together.”
Drake is no stranger to using different languages in his songs, after previously singing in French in his recent bop ‘Greece’, as well as talking in Spanish in his 2018 song ‘MIA’.
He’s also used some Arabic words in tracks before, including in his track ‘Portland’, in 2017.
However, fans have joked about his recent lyrics being pointed at his former flame Rihanna, in particular, after she split from her Saudi billionaire boyfriend, Hassan Jameel, in January this year.
A number of people took to Twitter to make links between the lyrics and his ex-beau, with one writing: "Rihanna date an Arabian and drake learns Arabic!!! Make sure the woman you love is pushing you to greatness [sic].”
"Someone said Drake seen Rihanna dating that saudi billionaire & decided to go off in Arabic [laughing emoji] [sic],” joked another.