The song features Andre opening up about the loss of his mother, but he didn't know Kanye planned on dissing Drake during his verse.
“A few weeks ago Kanye reached out about me being a part of the Donda album,” he explained. “I was inspired by his idea to make a musical tribute to his mom. It felt appropriate to me to support the Donda concept by referencing my own mother, who passed away in 2013. We both share that loss. I thought it was a beautiful choice to make a clean album but, unfortunately, I didn’t know that was the plan before I wrote and recorded my verse. It was clear to me that an edited ‘clean’ format of the verse would not work without having the raw, original also available.”
Kanye has extended an olive branch to Drake inviting him boss to a show in Los Angeles on December 7.
“I’m making this video to address the ongoing back and forth between myself and Drake,” he said on November 8. “Both me and Drake have taken shots at each other and it’s time to put it to rest. I’m asking Drake on December 7 to join me on stage as a special guest to share the two biggest albums of the year live in Los Angeles with the ultimate purpose being to free Larry Hoover. I believe this event will not only bring awareness to our cause, but prove to people – everywhere – how much more we can accomplish when we lay our pride to the side and come together.”