Pair previously collaborated on 'Mine' from Beyoncé's 2013 self-titled album
The song leaked online in its unfinished form back in March, with the full version now airing on Drake’s own OVO Sound Radio show on Apple Music’s Beats 1 station.
Drake and Beyoncé previously collaborated on ‘Mine’ from the latter’s 2013 self-titled album.
Listen to ‘Can I’ below.
Speaking to The Fader in a new interview, Drake defended himself against Meek Mill’s recent ghostwriting claims by saying that “music can be a collaborative process”.
The pair originally clashed after Meek Mill claimed that Drake used a ghostwriter for his lyrics. The claims led to the pair exchanging diss tracks and barbed jibes over the course of several weeks.
“I need, sometimes, individuals to spark an idea so that I can take off running,” Drake said. “Music at times can be a collaborative process, you know? Who came up with this, who came up with that – for me, it’s like, I know that it takes me to execute every single thing that I’ve done up until this point. And I’m not ashamed.”
Drake originally responded to the allegations by releasing two new songs – ‘Charged Up’ and ‘Back To Back’ – which, initially, went without reply from his detractors. The rapper told Fader that he was surprised that his accusers didn’t have a comeback.
“This is a discussion about music, and no-one’s putting forth any music?” he said. “You guys are gonna leave this for me to do? This is how you want to play it? You guys didn’t think this through at all – nobody?”
Drake continued of the latter song ‘Back To Back’: “This has to literally become the song that people want to hear every single night, and it’s gonna be tough to exist during this summer when everybody wants to hear [this] song that isn’t necessarily in [his accusers’] favour.”