By Suzannah Weiss. Photos: Courtesy of Instagram.
On Saturday, Drake dropped his "playlist project" More Life on OVO radio. It's really more of an album—his first since last spring's Views—which makes it exciting enough. But it also dropped about a month after reports came out that he and J.Lo had parted ways, and she shows up more than a few times on the tracks.
Although they never technically announced they were dating, more than a few couple-y Instagrams and prom appearance vids indicated that the two were cozy, and More Life is evidence that she had a special place in his heart—whatever that place was exactly.
The first track, "Free Smoke," contains the most blatant J.Lo reference in the album: "I drunk text J.Lo / Old numbers so I bounce back / Boy Wonder gotta bounce back."
Sounds like not even Drake is immune to those moments when your drunk self takes control of your phone. But she's now dating former baseball player Alex Rodriguez, so maybe J.Lo changed her number for a reason. Take the hint, Drake: Girl has clearly moved on.
Judging by the rest of the tracks, it seems like Drake is making his best efforts to do exactly that. In “Get It Together,” which the couple collaborated on, up-and-coming British artist Jorja Smith provides the vocals we heard J.Lo singing in a leaked video last year.
But that doesn't mean we don't get a little of actual J.Lo's voice on the album. In "Teenage Fever," Drake samples the chorus of her 1999 hit "If You Had My Love." (Or has he moved on??)
Whatever exactly came of J.Lo and Drake's brief fling, she's clearly inspired him professionally. Her current number may no longer be in his contacts, but their relationship's now immortalized in his music.
This story originally appeared on Glamour.
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