My dad called me up knowing that I still listen
And he's still got his foot out, guilt tripping

from Drake (Ft. Alicia Keys) – Fireworks Lyrics on Rap Genius


Funny that Drake’s dad — rather than his (Jewish) mom — is the one laying on the guilt trips!

Drake also plays on the phrase and idea of “guilt trippin” by playing on the word “trippin” His dad is guilt trippin by calling him, and by “having his foot out- figuratively”

“My dad called me up knowing that I still listen, And he’s still got his foot out: guilt trippin'”

This isn’t the first time that Drake has mentioned his father’s actions. On “The Calm”, Drake speaks of a conversation that he had with his father:

“Cause my dad called and got me feeling guilty and ashamed
Like, how I had a Rolls and I went and got a Range
And he paying for his cigarettes with dollars and some change”

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