Woman Rewrites Drake's 'Hotline Bling' Lyrics, And It's All About Gender Equality


"Hotline Bling," currently ranked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, might be the most talked-about song this year. Yep. Just yesterday, Drizzy made headlines when the Internet freaked out about his bizarre dance moves in the music video, because #DrakesAlwaysOnBeat and it's awesome. 

But Facebook user Javetta Laster figured a way to improve "Hotline bling" even more by giving it a feminist twist. Laster completely rewrote the song's lyrics to reflect the gender equality ideals Drake really meant to express in the song. (We hope.)

The rewritten lyrics were shared on Laster's Facebook wall, and are so on point. Scroll down to see for yourself.


Drake's lyrics:

Ever since I left the city you/
Got a reputation for yourself now/
Everybody knows and I feel left out/
Girl you got me down, you got me stressed out/
Cause ever since I left the city, you/
Started wearing less and goin' out more/
Glasses of champagne out on the dance floor/
Hangin' with some girls I've never seen before/

Laster's brilliant explanation:

"Ever since I left the city, you've established an identity of your own while I went out and did things to advance my life.

Everybody recognizes you are your own person with your own life goals and I'm no longer a part of what makes you special.  

I'm so stressed because ever since I left you alone in the city, you've started to recognize how mesmerizing your body can be and you get your own bottles while you enjoy bustin some moves on the dance floor. 

You hangin with some girls that are your friends that I've never seen before because I've been gone away from the city and they want to hang around you because you're you but I don't know them cause I been away so I'm confused."

Drake's lyrics:

Ever since I left the city, you, you, you/
You and me we just don't get along/
You make me feel like I did you wrong/
Going places where you don't belong/
Ever since I left the city, you/
You got exactly what you asked for/
Running out of pages in your passport/
Hanging with some girls I've never seen before/

Laster's explanation:

Ever since I left the city, you and me just don't get along because you're your own person since I wasn't there to see your growth and changes.

You make me feel like I did you wrong and even though I was wrong for just leaving you, I just don't like to feel that way, you know?

You're going places where I feel you don't belong, but somehow getting exactly what you asked for??

You're running out of pages in your passport which means you're traveling the world without me while hanging with those friends I never met because I left you in the city.

Drake's lyrics:

These days, all I do is/
Wonder if you're bendin' over backwards for someone else/
Wonder if you're rolling up a Backwoods for someone else/
Doing things I taught you, gettin' nasty for someone else/
You don't need no one else/
You don't need nobody else, no/
Why you never alone/
Why you always touching road/

Laster's explanation:

These days, all I do is wonder if you are in a consensual relationship with someone who is still here in the city where I left you.

I wonder if you all are partaking in herbs and having intimate life discussions taking turns rolling each other blunts.

Doing things with other consenting partners that you and your body enjoy.

You don't need nobody else because I left town and you've found out you really don't need nobody else after I left you alone and now you're independent.

You can read the original Laster's Facebook status as well as watch the entire Drake's video below.

(H/T: Buzzfeed)

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