Young Money star Drake has confirmed recent speculation that he wrote his Alicia Keys record, “Un-Thinkable,” about labelmate Nicki Minaj.
According to Drake, he based his lyrics around his emotions toward Minaj.
“It is [about Minaj], I’m not gonna lie,” Drake told BET.com. “The concept came from a conversation that we had, or conversations we have. I wrote it based off two things: number one, based off that, and then two, based off Alicia [Keys] and Swizz and their situation and it just seemed fitting. It was like the perfect concept.” (BET)
Minaj broke the news of Drake writing the song for her in a recent interview.
“He told me he said something about me on a verse, but I didn’t think it would be anything like [‘Miss Me.’]. He let me hear it for the first time when we did Jay’s show at Madison Square Garden, the day before Wayne had to go to jail– that night he let me hear it on the headphones. But you know what else he told me he wrote for me? The Alicia Keys song “I’m Ready.” I happen to love the song. I never told anyone that, I hope he won’t get mad that I said that. (Complex)
Last month, Drake and Minaj jokingly told Twitter followers they were dating as a prank.
“No, Drama, don’t be silly,” Minaj told DJ Drama when asked about expecting kids with Drake. “Drake is just my little brother and I kid with him all the time. That’s all. Yes, yes, we were just being crazy and I think we were a little bit bored. I wouldn’t say we were bored, but we were being just mischievous. I did another interview and they asked me and I said, everyday I see things written about me that aren’t true. So I wanted to kinda give the blogs a little bit of payback and put my own story out. [laughs] I don’t date boys, I don’t like boys. [laughs] It’s true — I think boys are yucky and that’s it. There’s nothing more to say.” (Rap Radar)
Their prank also caught Drake’s mother off guard who thought the two artists actually hooked up.
“My mom was actually like, ‘What happened? How did you elope?’ ” the rapper, 23, told PEOPLE at the MTV Movie Awards Sunday. “But we were just joking around. I never thought it would get so out of hand…Ironically, I got a ring for myself, so people were like, ‘Aw, you got married, and you have a ring you’re wearing. People still think it’s real. I’ll look at a girl, and she’ll be like, ‘You’re a married man. You shouldn’t look at me that way.'” (PEOPLE)
Check out Drake’s “Un-Thinkable” down below: