Who is Keke and why does Drake want to love her so badly? Its the million dollar question that fans, who have listened to the rappers new album, Scorpion, are desperate to know. Well, the mystery womans identity may have been revealed.
In the past week, you might have noticed your Instagram feed being taken over by the In My Feelings Challenge, a viral dance trend inspired by the track of the same name from Drakes new album.
The ubiquitous challenge was started by Instagram user The Shiggy Show, who shared a video of his smooth dance moves to In My Feelings earlier in July.
The clip has been watched more than 4.3 million times and has seen celebrities like Kevin Hart, Ciara, Odell Beckham Jr and Stranger Things actress Millie Bobby Brown share their attempts at the dance challenge, aka #DoTheShiggy. Its even had air stewards entertaining passengers with their renditions on flights!
Think, the Mannequin Challenge circa 2016.
But fans are really wondering about the mystery woman in the opening line of the song.
Drake raps: Keke, do you love me? Are you riding? Say youll never ever leave from beside me.
Well, pour your heart out, Drizzy.
What if the identity of Keke has been in our face all along? Fans are speculating that the woman in question is actually Keshia Chante, former presenter of BETs 106 & Park and Drakes childhood friend from Canada.
The former couple have actually been pretty open about their romance over the years. During his appearance on 106 & Park in 2013, Drake, 31, and Chante traded fond memories of their past relationship. According to Chante: We got way back. We were 14.
Explaining how they met, Chante said: Someone at my record label said, On your message board it says “Keshia Chante is in a relationship with Aubrey Graham”. I said, “Thats so weird, I just met him yesterday. Why is that?”
And this is how mean Aubreys game is… I remember saying, “Can you look up the user, like what email is registered to that user that posted that on my message board?” It was like, email@example.com. Smooth, Drake. Smooth.
The smitten rapper then admitted: You were one of my first crushes, and a lot of people might not know this, but I actually rapped about you before. Cue heart eyes emoji.
Yes, Drizzy has indeed used Chante as his lyrical muse several times. On his Born to be Successful mixtape track Fallen, Drake raps: Keshia, Keshia, do you remember the old us? You just hold it down for your boy until the plaques arrive thats why I love you.
It seems Drake was also close with Chantes mother Tessa, rapping on Deceiving: What up Tessa, I love you like my own mama, and your daughters getting grown, mama. And me, Im just here working, waiting, patient for her to be ready to love and leave alone drama.
Judging by the lyrics on In My Feelings, Drake might still be waiting for Kekes love.
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