New York rapper Tony Yayo is trying to keep up with the ever-changing social media lingo. The hip-hop veteran has admitted he’s adjusting to the now-viral expression “Keke” becoming popular.
This week, the “Talk of New York” acknowledged the culture going from “Chun-Li” references to now “Keke.”
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On Drake’s new “In My Feelings” song, Drizzy makes a direct reference to “Keke.”
Keke, do you love me? Are you riding?/Say you’ll never ever leave from beside me/’Cause I want ya, and I need ya/And I’m down for you always” (“In My Feelings”)
However, “Keke” actually refers to a real woman Drake had a romance with.
“Keke” is singer Keshia Chanté, Drake’s first girlfriend. They grew up together in Toronto and dated as teens. Drake and Keke appeared together in a September 2013 interview on BET’s 106 & Park, where Drake said to her: “You were one of my first crushes, and a lot of people might not know this, but I actually rapped about you before.” It’s not a baseless claim, since Keke is thought to be the inspiration for several Drake songs, like 2015’s “Madonna” and 2009’s “Fallen,” the latter of which featured her. (Genius)
Last year, Keke actually shared a pic of herself alongside the 6 God.