The Weeknd (Abel Tesfaye) teams up with enigmatic French DJ-producer sensation Gesaffelstein to release the latter’s new single Lost in the Fire, a dreamy, sensual, dark R&B track with a tinge of disco elements. The pensive, seductive lyrics have some keen listeners speculating whether the track is about Abel’s girlfriend Bella Hadid and perhaps even Drake. Below, we break down the suspected references.
“Lost in the Fire” Reference That May Be About Drake:
The Lyrics: “And I just want a baby with the right one / ‘Cause I would never be the one to hide one,” he sings in the first verse.
Background: Ahead of the June 2018 release of Drake’s chart-topping album Scorpion, Kanye West’s labelmate Pusha T ignited a fued with Drizzy and alleged the Toronto rapper is a deadbeat father who is hiding a baby he had with an adult film star.
In his response to Drake’s song, “Duppy Freestyle,” Pusha T raps in his song, “The Story of Adidon:” “Since you name-dropped my fiancée / Let ’em know who you chose as your Beyoncé / Sophie knows better as your baby mother / Cleaned her up for IG, but the stench is on her/ A baby’s involved, it’s deeper than rap / We talkin’ character, let me keep with the facts / You are hiding a child, let that boy come home / Deadbeat mothaf**** playin’ border patrol, ooh.”
Drake did not respond to respond to Pusha’s diss track directly; however, he mentioned his newborn son in three of the 25 tracks of his double-album which released at the end of June: “Emotionless,” “8 Out of 10,” and “March 14.”